Managing-Director-Mr.-Ifie-SekiboManaging Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Heritage bank, Ifie Sekibo at the weekend made an addition to his academic laurels as he bagged a Doctorate degree.
Dr. Sekibo alongside Eight other graduates bagged a PhD in Credit Management from the Postgraduate School of credit and financial management, Lagos, PSCFM, an affiliate of the London Postgraduate Credit Management College, UK.
Addressing the graduates at the PSCFM’s 4th graduation ceremony, held on Saturday in Lagos, the international Director, London Postgraduate Credit Management College, UK, Ms. Danette Gayle, congratulated them for their hard work and dedication which culminated into the celebration of the great achievement.
She described credit management as the lifewire of every economy saying that Nigeria ranks third in the world when on issues of credit management.
She tasked them to use the qualification in playing an integral part in the further development of Nigeria.
Earlier in his address, the president/CEO, Postgraduate School of credit and financial management, Prof. Chris Onalo, charged the graduates to transform the Nigerian economy from cash to credit and ensure transparency of the system.
Sekibo is a thorough-bred alumnus of the renowned Harvard Business School OPM class (2006-2009) and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (2002) with over two decades professional work experience spanning across the financial services and energy sectors.
He is a tenacious Entrepreneur, passionate game changer and result oriented professional with a proven track record in turn-around management. These attributes consistently drive his vision to lead tenacious teams which mobilize strategic investments and capital injection to resuscitate and restructure moribund Companies to the path of sustained profitability. In 2003, he led a team which acquired Global Assurance Company Limited, previously under the technical management of the National Insurance Commission. As Executive Vice Chairman, he steered the new institution, International Energy Insurance (IEI), which emerged as a frontline Insurance Company in Nigeria, undertaking a successful capital raise and listing on the Floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Again in 2009, he led another team of professionals which nurtured the re-birth of the erstwhile Societe General Bank which was transformed to an Innovative Commercial Bank with Regional Authorization called Heritage Banking Company Ltd where he served as the pioneer Managing Director/CEO. His passion and relentless drive for turn-around management is further evidenced by the recent successful acquisition of Enterprise Bank Ltd, to create a bigger, better and stronger Heritage Bank Ltd following rigorous and novel regulatory approval processes leading to the dissolution of the erstwhile Institutions comprising HBCL & EBL to birth the New Bank.
Dr. Sekibo is a valued member and Fellow of a number of Professional Institutes including the Institute of Directors; Institute of Petroleum, London; Nigerian Institute of Management and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.


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