Union Bank appoints two non-executive directors
Union Bank Plc on Tuesday announced the appointments of two non-executive directors, they are Emeka Anthony Ogbechie and Paul Kokoricha.
The bank in a regulatory filing said Ogbechie was appointed to replace Dick Kramer who retired from the Board of the Bank in September 2019 while Kokoricha replaced Cyril Odu who passed on in September 2019.
The appointment of Ogbechie was backdated to May 27, 2020 while that of Kokoricha took effect from August 28, 2020, according to the statement.
Ogbechie was described as seasoned finance professional with experience in Strategy and Corporate Planning; Portfolio Management and Benchmarking; Financial Reporting; Analytics and Tax planning; Treasury and Liquidity Management; and Cost Optimization.
He is currently the Chief Finance Officer of Capital Alliance Nigeria, a position he has held since 2019. Before joining Capital Alliance Nigeria, he had held positions in several local and international organizations including Equity Bank Kenya Limited; UBA Capital Plc. Lagos; Credit Suisse London; Deloitte London; and Ernst & Young, London.
Ogbechie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from American Intercontinental University, and a Master of Science Degree in Management from the London School of Economics. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds an MBA (Strategy and Finance) from INSEAD.
Kokoricha on his part is a Partner at African Capital Alliance, a private equity investment management firm. He
joined the African Capital Alliance in 2002 as the Chief Financial Officer, before making a transition to Fund Manager role in 2004. He has extensive experience in private equity investment management as well as in business turnarounds, transformation, and re-organization.
Before joining African Capital Alliance, Kokoricha worked with Liberty Bank Plc for eight years as Group Head of Operations, with responsibility for Operations and Information Technology across the bank.