Dr. Tony Okpanachi is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Development Bank of Nigeria Plc.(DBN).
He is a seasoned banker with over 30 years of experience. Before he was appointed Managing Director/CEO of the Bank, he was the Deputy Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria Limited, a position he held since April 2013. Before that, he was the Managing Director, Ecobank Kenya, and Cluster Managing Director for East Africa, Ecobank (comprising Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Ethiopia). He was also at various times, Managing Director of Ecobank Malawi and Regional Coordinator for Lagos and South West, at Ecobank Nigeria.
Earlier in his professional career, he managed various portfolios including Treasury Management, Retail Business Development, Corporate Finance, Corporate Services, Branch Management and Relationship Management.
Dr. Tony was the Interim Chairman of the Board at DBN's wholly-owned subsidiary, Impact Credit Guarantee Limited (ICGL).
He holds a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Development Economics from Nile University, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Manchester Business School UK, a Master of Science degree in Economics, from the University of Lagos and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He has attended several Executive Management Development Programmes in Leadership, Corporate Governance, Credit and Risk-Management at leading institutions.