Innocent Ike has over twenty-two years of successful professional banking experience acquired from leading Nigerian banks, mainly Access Bank Plc and GT Bank Plc, where he played very strategic roles in these institutions’ growth and success.
Before joining Keystone Bank, he was a General Manager in Access Bank Plc. As Group Head, Corporate, Institutional and Commercial Banking Divisions, he successfully developed and managed several high profile relationships with financial institutions, corporate and public sector clients in Lagos, Abuja and South-South regions.
Prior to joining Access Bank Plc, he worked in Fortune international Bank Plc and GTBank Plc where he played several key roles in Commercial Banking, Treasury and Currency Trading as well as Operations and Technology Divisions. He also had valuable experience in Corporate Finance and Risk Management.
He started his professional career as a Senior Associate with Akintola Williams Deloitte, Nigeria before joining GTBank. Whilst at the accounting firm, he worked in the Audit, Consulting and Financial Advisory Divisions and was responsible for handling several key assignments.
Innocent obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, where he was the Best Graduating Student in 1988. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
He has attended several professional, management and leadership programmes in world class institutions including Harvard Business School, International Management Development Institute (IMD) Switzerland, Euromoney London and Covey Leadership Centre.
Innocent is married with four children and enjoys watching football, swimming and travelling.