Sterling Bank Plc, has appointed Mr. Emmanuel Emefienim as Executive Director, Institutional Banking. His appointment has been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with immediate effect.
Emefienim has over 25 years experience in the Nigerian banking industry, having worked in various middle and senior management roles across Operations, Treasury and Sales.
He commenced his banking career with Oceanic Bank Plc (now Ecobank Nigeria) where he rose to the position of Head, Credit & Marketing before joining United Bank for Africa Plc as Manager, Commercial Banking. Emefienim also worked in Savannah Bank Plc and FSB International Bank Plc (now Fidelity Bank Plc) over a period of six years before joining Equitorial Trust Bank (ETB) in 2006.
In ETB, he excelled and rose to the position of Zonal Business Director. Following the acquisition of Equitorial Trust Bank and its consolidation into Sterling Bank in 2011, he assumed the position of Regional Business Executive covering the South-South 2 Region, a role in which he excelled leading to the expansion of his responsibilities to cover the entire South-South & Mid-west Regions in 2017.
Emefienim has contributed immensely to the growth and success of Sterling Bank. For his exceptional performance, he was promoted to the position of General Manager in 2016 and was recently appointed Divisional Head, Institutional Banking Group with leadership responsibility for the bank’s institutional banking business.
He had his tertiary education at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), where he obtained a B.Sc. in Microbiology. Thereafter, he studied for his post-graduate qualifications also at UNIBEN, obtaining Master’s degrees in Banking and Finance and Business Administration, respectively.
Emefienim has also attended executive courses at the Harvard Business School and is also an alumnus of the prestigious Wharton School.