By Sully Manope, in Accra
The Group Head Oil & Gas in Access Bank has quit the job.
Joyce Dimkpa has moved into the “next chapter”, she says in email to friends and associates.
Ms.Dimkpa spent 16 years with the company.
She was in the position of Group Head Oil and Gas for at least a third of this period.
She is leaving at a time that Access Bank is turning, with its takeover of Diamond Bank, into Nigeria’s largest lender and one of Africa’s three largest.
It was widely expected, in the industry, that she would head the Oil and Gas team in the larger bank, considering that Diamond had only recently hollowed out its Oil and gas team with a number of sackings and forced retirements. Dimkpa says she is leaving “to enable me pursue other personal aspirations”.
With a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Port Harcourt,in Nigeria’s oil rich region, Dimkpa started her career with FSB. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) with a diverse professional background and extensive experience in International Corporate Banking, Finance Analysis and Project Finance.
She has attended several Executive Leadership Programmes at leading educational Institutions. Her outstanding performance over the years earned her a one year secondment with the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) where she was responsible for leading FMO participation in originating several project finance and equity transactions across Africa, Europe and the Middle East.