​Bimbola Wright

Head, Coverage & Corporate Banking

Bimbola Wright heads the Corporate Banking Group at FBN Merchant Bank Limited leading the team in charge of corporate relationships across the value chain. Most of her 26 years in banking were spent in NAL Bank (now part of Sterling Bank), with the last 8 years in Kakawa Discount House. Her experience spans Treasury & Financial Institutions, Strategy & Research, Wealth Management and Corporate Banking.

Key responsibilities in the course of her career have involved driving various initiatives including establishing the Private Banking Group and leading the TQM implementation both in NAL as well as managing diversity matters, anchoring CSR activities and co-ordinating the Balanced Scorecard project to implement a new performance management framework in Kakawa.

Bimbola was a member of the Board of Directors of Kakawa Asset Management from 2006 till 2012 and was Chairman of its Board Investment Committee from 2008 till 2012. As part of her contribution to the development of the Nigerian financial market, Bimbola served on various committees including the Advisory Committee of the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System and the Code of Conduct Committee of the Money Market Association. In addition to serving as an Executive Council Member of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) Bimbola is also an Alternate Director on the Board of Junior Achievement Nigeria.

Qualifications: BSc from University of Surrey, MA University of Kent at Canterbury, Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Member of the Institute of Management (Chartered). Management programmes at Wharton (University of Pennsylvania), London Business School and Euromoney, UK.