Mr. Roosevelt Ogbonna FCA, CFA

Mr. Ogbonna was appointed as the Bank’s Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer effective May 2022. Prior to this, he was appointed as the Bank’s Deputy Managing Director in 2017 and Executive Director in 2013.  He is a through-bred and consummate professional with over two (2) decades of banking experience having joined Access Bank in 2002 from Guaranty Trust Bank.
Mr. Ogbonna has a very rich professional cum academic background.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), an Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (HCIB), a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executive Fellow programme, an alumnus of Harvard Business School and a CFA charter holder. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from IMD Business School, Switzerland; a Master’s degree (LL.M) in International Corporate & Commercial Law from King's College, London; an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business; and a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. In 2015, he was selected as one of the Institute of International Finance (IIF) Future Global Leaders. Roosevelt has attended Executive Management Development Programmes on diverse areas of banking and management in world leading institutions.
He has a robust corporate board experience and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the Bank’s subsidiaries in UK and South Africa. He also represents the Bank on the Boards of its investee companies - African Finance Corporation and CSCS Plc.


Professional Experience

Academic and Professional Qualifications

Appointment Date

Board Committee Membership

May 2022 - Date
Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank Plc

Masters Degree (LL.M) in International Corporate & Commercial Law from King's College, London.

Effective May 2022

Member- Board Human Resources and Sustainability Committee
2017 - May 2022
Group Deputy Managing Director, Access Bank Plc


Chartered Financial Analyst

Member-Board Technical Committee on Retail Expansion


Executive  Director, Access Bank Plc


Masters in Business Administration (“MBA”) Institute of Management Development

Member - Board Digital and Information Technology Committee


Divisional Director, Commercial Banking
Access Bank Plc


Executive Masters in Business Administration (“EMBA”) Cheung Kung Graduate School of Business

Member - Board Risk Management Committee


Group Head and Super Regional Head, Commercial Banking Division
Access Banking Plc


Graduate Senior Executive Fellow (“SEF”) Program        Harvard Kennedy School

Member- Board Credit Committee


Team Lead, Local Corporate, Corporate Banking Group, Access Bank Plc


Honorary Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers


Institutional Banking Group
Guaranty Trust Bank


General Management Program (GMP),  Harvard Business School

Investment Banking Group
Lead Merchant Bank


Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA)

1991 – 1996

University of Nigeria, Nsukka       B.Sc. (Hons) Banking & Finance       Second Class (Honours) Upper Division