Mr. Ernest Ebi(Chairamn Board of Directors, Fidelity Bank plc.) Member
Mr. Ernest C. Ebi serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank Plc. He started his banking career in 1978 at the Community Federal Savings and Loan Association, Washington D.C., U.S.A. where he held the position of Assistant Vice President / Controller. In November 1981, he returned to Nigeria and joined International Merchant Bank (IMB) Plc, where he served in various capacities including heading the Treasury Department and becoming the Chief Credit Officer of the bank from June 1989 to January 1992. From January 1992 to June 1993, he was the Head of the Audit and Risk Management Department.
In a very distinguished career within the financial services industry, he went on to serve in leadership positions across a number of banks, until June 1999, when he was appointed as a Deputy Governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria where he covered the policy and corporate services portfolios over a ten-year period. He maintained oversight functions over Nigeria’s External Reserves, International Economic Relations, Trade & Exchange and Research Departments among other responsibilities. He was a key member of the banking sector reform team, especially during the major consolidation process in 2006 and was chairman of the implementation committee of the Legendary Project EAGLES that transformed the Central Bank of Nigeria into a leading global reserve bank.