Mr Ifie Sekibo PhD

Mr Ifie Sekibo is a member of the faculty at the GOTNI Leadership Centre. He is the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Bank Plc. A thorough-bred alumnus of the renowned Harvard Business School (2006-2009), and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (2002), he has over two decades of 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 drive his vision to lead tenacious teams that mobilize strategic investments and capital injection to resuscitate and restructure moribund companies to the path of sustained profitability. In 2003, he led a team that 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 Generale Bank now called Heritage Banking Company Ltd where he currently serves as the Managing Director/CEO. His passion for turn-around management is further evidenced by the recent successful acquisition of Enterprise Bank to create a bigger, better and stronger Heritage Bank.

He is a member of a number of Professional Institutes including the Institute of Directors; Institute of Petroleum, London; Nigerian Institute of Management; Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.