Emeka Okonkwo

Emeka Okonkwo

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Emeka Okonkwo was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank in April 2021. He joined Union Bank in 2013 as an Executive Director to lead the Corporate Banking and Treasury business.  

As the Bank embarked on its transformation, he was responsible for rebuilding the business and strategically positioning Union Bank for success in the Corporate Banking space. Mr. Okonkwo began his career at Citibank Nigeria where he rose from officer level to become Executive Director in charge of Commercial Banking and Global Subsidiaries in 2009. 

At Citibank, he worked across various disciplines including Corporate Finance, Credit Risk Management, Marketing, Treasury and Strategic Management in Nigeria and London. Prior to joining Union Bank, he was the Head of the Corporate and Investment Banking Division in Citibank Bangladesh. 

Emeka Okonkwo has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; an MSc in Construction Management from the University of Lagos and an MBA from Warwick Business School, UK.