By Adebayo Williams
A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Ernest Ebi has been appointed non-executive director and chairman designate of Fidelity Bank’s board of directors. Ebi will take over from the retired Christopher Ezeh upon confirmation by the Central Bank.
Ebi started his working career as an Accounts Technician with the National Association of Counties, Washington DC in 1976, and subsequently worked at the Federal Savings & Loans Association, Washington DC, where he served as the assistant vice-president community, Federal Savings & loans Association. He served as the Chairman of Deputies of the Group of Twenty-four countries (G24 countries) and as Director of Afromedia PLC until July 28, 2015.
He also serves as the member of the governing board of Venture Garden Nigeria and has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Dangote Cement Plc since January 30, 2014
Before he was appointed at CBN, Ebi worked as deputy managing director/chief operating officer of Diamond Bank. He has also served as managing director/chief executive officer of New Nigeria Bank plc. He was also a former executive director, African Continental Bank, and has worked in various departments of International Merchant Bank.
The bank also appointed Charles Umolu and Kings Akuma as non-executive directors of the bank.