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Diamond Bank Replaces Obi Of Onitsha with Chris Ogbechie as Chairman

Diamond Bank Replaces Obi Of Onitsha with Chris Ogbechie as Chairman

Diamond Bank Plc has another Chairman, he is Advertising legend, Dr. Chris Ogbechie who will be taking over from HRM Igwe Ugochukwu Nnaemeka Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha.

In a Board Meeting of the bank held at the prestigious Hilton Park Lane, London, the Board approved the retirement of Igwe Achebe and unanimously approved a former non executive Director of the bank, Dr. Chris Ogbechie to replace him.

The following resolutions, amongst others were proposed and duly passed at that meeting:

 

  1. That the retirement of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Diamond Bank, HRM Igwe Nnaemeka Ugochukwu Achebe from the Board be and is hereby effective December 31, 2014.
  2. That Dr. Chris Ogbechie be and is hereby appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Diamond Bank Plc. with effect from January 1, 2015.

Chris Ogbechie has a first-class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University, an MBA from Manchester Business School and a PhD in Business Administration from Brunel Business School in the UK. He has wide experience in marketing, strategy and corporate governance derived from his work as Head of Marketing/Sales at Nestle Nigeria and from his consulting work with Nigerian, Ghanaian and Kenyan firms over the years. While in Nestle he had wide international exposure in Malaysia, Singapore and Switzerland. He has been involved with several start-ups and he is on the board of several companies, private and public. He teaches strategy and corporate governance at the Lagos business School and Strathmore Business in Nairobi, Kenya

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