Fidelity Bank Plc, a leading Nigerian bank, has announced the appointment of Mrs. Pamela Shodipo as Executive Director, South Directorate, in furtherance of its strategic objectives, following regulatory approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Pamela joins Fidelity Bank Plc’s Board of Directors with over 25 years of multifunctional and cross-border banking experience at leading financial institutions, covering general management and business origination in diverse segments such as corporate, commercial, consumer, retail, and public sector.
“We are delighted to welcome Pamela Shodipo to the Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank Plc.” Her diverse experience in the banking industry across multiple functions is a welcome addition to the Board at this time. We are confident that she will play an important role in our efforts to provide prompt, value-added, and financially empowering services to our growing customer base,” said Mr. Mustafa Chike-Obi, Chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc’s Board of Directors.
Pamela began her professional career in January 1991 at International Standard Insurance Limited, from which she moved to United Commercial Bank Limited (UCBL) in 1992 as a Customer Service Officer. Pamela joined Zenith Bank Plc in April 1997 and rose to the position of Assistant General Manager before joining United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) in October 2007 as Regional Director.
Pamela had a distinguished career at UBA, where she led several Regional Banks. In 2017, she was promoted to General Manager, with direct supervisory responsibility for up to 28 Branch Managers. She was Directorate Head, Lagos 3/Public Sector from October 2020 to November 2021 before being appointed Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UBA Benin Republic from December 2021 to November 2022. Until her appointment to the Board of Fidelity Bank Plc, Pamela was the Head of Personal Banking for the UBA Group, overseeing Nigeria and Africa.
Pamela earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Lagos in 1990 and a Master of Business Administration from the of Cardiff in the United Kingdom (1995).
She has completed a number of business, leadership, and executive development programmes at prestigious institutions such as Lagos Business School, Harvard Business School, and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. She is a graduate of the Lagos Business School Senior Management Programme (SMP22) and an Honorary Senior Member of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN).
Fidelity Bank is a full-service commercial bank in Nigeria, serving over 7.2 million customers through its 250 business offices and digital banking channels. The Global Banking & Finance Awards recently named the bank the Best SME Bank Nigeria 2022. At the 2021 BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards, the bank was also named “Fastest Growing Bank” and “MSME & Entrepreneurship Financing Bank of the Year.“