Dr. Okey Nwuke, FCA

Dr. Nwuke has over 28 years’ experience in finance and corporate governance working with top corporates and leading commercial banks in Nigeria. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, an honorary member of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and a member of Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners.
He has garnered considerable expertise in credit analysis and bank financial management through professional training as a Chartered Accountant, from relevant training programmes as well as on the job training. He was an Executive Director in Access Bank from 2004 to 2013 and served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank’s subsidiaries in Rwanda and Burundi. Dr. Nwuke was a pioneer Non-Executive Director of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited representing Access Bank.
Dr. Nwuke’s key competencies include finance, strategy development and execution, organizational restructuring and transformation, leadership and change management. He joined the Board of Coscharis Group in August 2014 and is currently responsible for the strategic drive to position it for sustainability. He currently sits on the Boards of Coscharis Group Plc and its subsidiaries, Personal Trust Micro Finance Bank Limited, First Ally Asset Management Limited, Simply Gift and Interiors Limited, Claritus Limited, Rekit Financial Advisers Limited and Access Pension Fund Custodian Limited.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master’s in Business Administration (Distinction) in International Banking and Finance from the Birmingham Business School, United Kingdom. Dr. Nwuke holds a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration (DBA) from Walden University, Minnesota, USA with a research focus on leadership transition challenges in family businesses. He has been exposed to several leadership and professional development programmes at renowned institutions including Harvard Business School, Boston (AMP 175), Wharton Business School, Pennsylvania (both in U.S.A), INSEAD and IMD.
He joined the Board in November 2019 and currently chairs the Board Credit Committee. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Board Technical Committee on Retail Expansion.

Professional Experience

Academic and Professional Qualifications

Appointment Date

Board Committee Membership

November 2019-Date

Non-Executive Director,
Access Bank Plc


Doctor of Business         Administration (DBA), Walden University         Minnesota, USA


Chairman-Board Credit Committee

August 2014-Date

Group Deputy Managing Director, Coscharis Group


Chief Executive Program,
Lagos Business School

Vice-Chairman-Board Technical Committee on Retail Expansion

December 2004- December 2013

Executive Director, Access Bank Plc


Advanced Management Program,
Harvard Business School

Member-Board Digital and Information Technology Committee

May 2002-December 2004

General Manager, Access Bank Plc


Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria

Member-Board Risk Management Committee


Group Head, Commercial Banking Group, Guaranty Trust Bank
(Assistant General Manager)


ACIT, Chartered Institute of Taxation

Member, Board Audit Committee


Head, Institutional Banking Group, Guaranty Trust Bank
(Senior Manager)


MBA, International Banking and Finance Birmingham Business School


Member-Board Human Resources and Sustainability Committee


Oil and Gas Desk
Guaranty Trust Bank
(Manager and Senior Manager)



B.Sc Accountancy,
University of Nigeria


Corporate Banking, Guaranty Trust Bank
(Banking Officer-Deputy Manager)


Financial Control Department

Guaranty Trust Bank

Trainee Accountant
AT & T Nigeria Plc