Head of Retail & Planning, Hygeia HMO Limited, Nigeria
Obinna is a business growth expert. His decade long experience in SME developmental finance, Retail Banking Sales, Supply Chain Finance, Credit analysis, Sales and Business Banking has given him an edge in identifying growth opportunities in businesses and developing new markets. His leadership skills have been honed over the years, through direct leadership roles, mentoring and formal education.
Obinna is the Executive in charge of business development and growth at Hygeia HMO limited, Nigeria’s foremost health management company. He leverages his current position to create various channels and partnerships that enables the effective distribution of health insurance services and to create various methods to improve access to finance for operators in the health sector. He recently founded Accelerate African Ventures GTE/LTD (www.acceleratenigeria.com) a platform built to mentor and support the growth of budding African businesses.
He was the Country Head of SME banking in StanbicIBTC Bank (Standard Bank Nigeria). In his role, he provided leadership for the bank as they sought to grow emerging businesses in Nigeria. Standard bank is the largest bank in Africa and its reach gave Obinna vast regional and global exposure in the business of SME Finance and Banking
Obinna has a Bachelors in Electrical Electronic Engineering, he also holds a global MBA (Finance) from the Manchester Business School; he has the Retail banking certification from the Retail Banking Academy (London), and has been involved in various developmental courses both in Africa and internationally.