Urum Kalu (“UK”) Eke, MFR
Urum Kalu (UK) Eke assumed office as Group Managing Director, FBN Holdings Plc on January 1, 2016. He joined the Board of First Bank of Nigeria Limited in 2011 as Executive Director, Public Sector South and until his appointment as GMD of FBN Holdings was Executive Director, South at FirstBank. UK Eke is a seasoned banker with deep financial services experience spanning diverse areas including risk management, consulting, taxation, process engineering, capital market operations and business assurance.
He began his career with the professional firm of Deloitte Haskins & Sells International where he rose to a Senior Audit Consultant prior to joining Diamond Bank Plc where he worked for 19 years and became Executive Director, Regional Businesses, Lagos & West. UK Eke has over 30 years of professional experience and he brings his wealth of knowledge to the Boards of a number of institutions where he serves as Non-Executive Director including FBN Bank (UK) Limited, First Pension Custodian Limited and Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC).
He holds a first degree in Political Science from the University of Lagos and an MBA in Project Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. A philanthropist and a respected business administrator, UK Eke is a Paul Harris Fellow of The Rotary Club International, a Member of the Institute of Management Consultants, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and recipient of Nigeria’s National Honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR). He is happily married with children.