• Biography

Dr Okey Nwuke has over 27 years of experience in Finance and Corporate Governance from working with top corporates and leading commercial banks in Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria (CIBN) and a member of Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners (BRIPAN).

Dr Nwuke has acquired considerable expertise in credit analysis and bank financial management through professional training as a chartered accountant and from relevant training programmes and on-the-job experience. Most importantly, he is highly skilled in the management of financial institutions having held the Executive Director position in Access Bank from 2004 to 2013. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Access Bank’s subsidiaries in Rwanda and Burundi and was also one of the pioneer Non-Executive Directors of StanbicIBTC Pension Managers Limited. His key competencies include marketing, negotiation, presentation, business restructuring and turnaround management developed over the years. He currently chairs the Shareholders’ Audit Committee of NASCON Plc.

He joined the Board of Coscharis Group in August 2014 and is currently responsible for the strategic drive to optimise the Group’s sales within the corporate sector and for reorganising the aftersales operations of the Group to serve as a driver for sustained increases in repeat sales and referrals. He is also responsible for the governance of the key subsidiaries of the Group.

Dr Nwuke holds a B.Sc. degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and MBA (Distinction) in International Banking and Finance from Birmingham Business School, United Kingdom. Out of concern on the high mortality rates of family businesses in Nigeria, Dr Nwuke recently undertook and successfully defended his dissertation for the award of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Leadership at the Walden University, Minnesota, USA with a research focus on leadership transition challenges in family businesses.

Dr Nwuke has been exposed to leadership and professional development programmes at renowned global institutions of excellence including Harvard Business School, Boston (AMP 175) and Wharton Business School, Pennsylvania (both in the USA), INSEAD and IMD both in Singapore and Switzerland respectively. He also recently completed the Chief Executive Programme (CEP) at Lagos Business School and IESE Barcelona, Spain. Dr Nwuke is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance and the Institute of Directors (IOD). He recently joined Lagos Business School (LBS) as a part-time faculty member, where he coordinates the Family Business module.

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