Urum Kalu Eke F.IoD, MFR
UK Eke, MFR served as Group Managing Director (GMD), FBN Holdings Pie between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2021. He joined the Board of FirstBank, an FBN Holdings Company, in 2011 as Executive Director, Public Sector South, and later became Executive Director, South before he was appointed GMD of FBN Holdings. His sound managerial and motivational skills, coupled with his vast experience, helped develop FirstBank's businesses within the Public Sector, Retail and Private Banking Groups.
He served on the boards of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, FBNQuest Merchant Bank Limited, FBN United Kingdom and First Pensions Custodian Ltd as a Non-Executive Director.
In 2017, he was appointed to the board of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (Sovereign Wealth Fund) and served until 2021.
He was Executive Director, Regional Business, Lagos & West, Diamond Bank Pie. His other work experience includes Deloitte Haskins & Sells International where he rose to the position of Audit Senior. He has over 36 years of experience in financial services, strategy, auditing, consulting, taxation, process re-engineering, and capital market operations.
He is the Executive Chairman of FAIRCHILD GROUP comprising Fairchild Capital Ltd, Fairchild Base Investment Ltd, Fairchild Ventures Ltd and among others. He is also the Chairman, Board of Directors of NSIA-LUTH Cancer Centre, the foremost cancer treatment centre in West Africa.