Ernest Ebi served as the Deputy Governor, Policy and Corporate Services at the Central Bank of Nigeria from 1999 to 2009. Since then, he has been a director on several for-profit and non-profit organizations. In 1998, he was appointed the Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Diamond Bank Limited.
Prior to this he was MD/CEO of New Nigeria Bank Plc (1995-1998), Executive Director, Corporate Banking of African Continental Bank Plc (1993-1995) and he worked in various departments of International Merchant Bank in Lagos from 1981 to 1993. His earlier career began with extensive experience in the U.S. savings & loan industry.
Mr. Ebi has attended executive seminars at Citibank, the Chase Institute and Harvard University in the areas of strategic planning, financial risk and management risk amongst others. He studied Business Administration – Marketing at Howard University, Washington DC, where he also obtained an MBA.