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Ojinika Nkechinyelu

Ojinika Nkechinyelu Olaghere, FCA

Mrs. Olaghere is the Managing Director of Rickela Consulting Limited, a management consultancy business involved in training, capacity building, coaching and advisory services. She is a seasoned professional with over 33 years’ experience in banking, administration and consulting. She joined Access Bank Plc in 2007 as a General Manager in the Enterprise Resource Support Group where she spearheaded the seamless rationalisation of the Bank’s assets following the acquisition of Intercontinental Bank. She retired from Access Bank Plc in June 2018 as Executive Director, Operations and Information Technology.

As Executive Director, Mrs Olaghere ensured the seamless upgrade of the Bank’s major IT infrastructure as well as the Operations Transformation Programme which resulted in the Bank being ranked amongst the top 5 in KPMG’S 2018 Banking Industry Customer Service Survey. Prior to joining Access Bank, she spent 16 years with EcoBank Nigeria, where she worked in the Operations and Consumer Banking Groups. As a multi-skilled and valuable resource, she was involved in the implementation of several critical projects. She has played key roles in the shaping and development of strategies that have led to the success of multiple businesses across different industries through her role as a Non-Executive Director in several companies including First Ally Asset Management Limited: Coscharis Technologies and Intercontinental Properties amongst others.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Language from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). She has attended several Executive Management Development programmes in leading institutions including INSEAD, London Business School, Lagos Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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