The Board of
Directors of Fidelity Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Alhaji Isa
Mohammed Inuwa as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Bank and has
notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) of the appointment, which has been
approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and took effect from January 22,
2020.


Alhaji Inuwa joins
the versatile Board of Fidelity Bank that is chaired by Mr. Ernest Ebi, a
former Deputy Governor of the CBN, and comes with a wealth of multi-industry
experience spanning over 35 years in the banking and oil and gas
industries.  He statutorily retired in
June 2019 as Chief Operating Officer/Group Executive Director, Corporate
Services at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), where he worked
for over a decade.


While at NNPC he
was seconded to Nigerian Liquefied and Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) in 2016 as
Deputy Managing Director. As the DMD of NLNG, he served on the board of NLNG
and NLNG subsidiaries including Bonny Gas Transport Limited (BGTL) and NLNG
Ship Management Limited (NSML). He was at various times a Member of the
Governing Council of the Nigerian Content Development and Management Board
(NCDMB), the Petroleum Training Institute, Chairman of Nigerian Pipelines and
Products Storage Company Limited (NPSC) and Alternate Chairman of NNPC LNG
Limited, amongst others.


In the financial
services industry, his experience spans Commercial Banking, Merchant Banking
and Development Finance, with requisite knowledge and experience in retail and
commercial banking, operations, international trade finance, agricultural
finance, treasury and corporate banking. He started out as a banker with Union
Bank of Nigeria Plc where he did his mandatory youth service programme and
worked at the defunct Bank for Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) and
International Merchant Bank (IMB). Inuwa rose to the pinnacle of the banking
profession with his appointment as Managing Director, Intercity Bank Plc, in
1991.


Upon leaving
Intercity Bank, he worked briefly as a self-employed financial consultant,
providing research and advisory services in project finance, process
re-engineering, strategy development and public policy impact analysis, before
being appointed through a formal selection process, as Executive Director,
Operations, Bank of Agriculture (BoA) in 2005.


Alhaji Isa Inuwa
has an active community and public service life. He was a member of the
Presidential Committee on the management of the Excess Crude Account and a
Member of the Bureau of Public Enterprises Committee on Reconciliation of
Public Sector Debt.


Born in Kano, Inuwa
was educated at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Stirling University,
Scotland where he obtained BSc Accounting and MSc Accounting & Finance
degrees respectively.  Married with
children and a grandchild, he has attended several courses and executive
management programmes at Wharton, Oxford University, Euromoney, INSEAD, IMD and
other high profile global institutions.


“We could not have
made a better choice in Inuwa, given his pedigree and experience, a significant
portion of which was in executive and strategic roles covering management,
finance, strategy, corporate services, compliance, audit and Information
Technology. We look forward to his contributions even as we remain focused on
the pursuit of our strategic growth plans.” said Mr. Ebi.

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