Ifeoma Uz’Okpala, a seasoned Credit and Risk management professional, has a career of over 27 years in the financial sector. She commenced her journey at International Merchant Bank and progressed through key roles at MBC International, First Bank, Stanbic Bank, and UBA. Her versatile expertise encompasses Internal Audit, Corporate Finance, Credit Evaluation and Origination, Foreign Operations, and Risk Management.
An alumna of the University of Nigeria, where she graduated from the Accountancy Department, Ifeoma further honed her skills at the prestigious Lagos Business School. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, she is dedicated to professional development, evidenced by her memberships in respected organizations such as the Chartered Risk Management Institute of Nigeria, Sustainability Professionals Institute of Nigeria, and Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Professionals.
She joined the Bank of Industry in 2014 as Group Head, Large Enterprises Credit and later served as the Group Head of Environmental Social and Governance Risk where she offered invaluable ESG support within transactions and provided the roadmap for attracting impact investments.
Ifeoma Uz’Okpala is now the Chief Risk Officer of BOI and plays a crucial role in managing and mitigating risks associated with the Bank’s operations.
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