Heritage Bank has announced the commencement of the final round of activities on its time-table for the integration of the acquired Enterprise Bank into the mainstream of its processes and operations. The latest round of activities, according to the Bank, is coming on the heel of the completion of all preliminary internal checks and audit of processes at Bank which began shortly after the Board Divestment Closure ceremony organised by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) last month to signal final disengagement of the corporation from Enterprise Bank.
Consequently, the management of Heritage Banking Company Limited has formally announced the appointment of the Bank’s Executive Director, Retail Banking, Mrs. Mary Akpobome, as the Acting Managing Director for Enterprise Bank during the transition period.
Mrs. Akpobome is saddled with the responsibility of managing the internal transition processes within Enterprise Bank as well as ensuring seamless integration of the bank into the Heritage Bank operating system and culture in a way that protects all stakeholder interests. The exercise which spans people, process, systems and value integration is estimated to a last a couple of months.
Mary Akpobome, a seasoned banker par excellence with over 20 years’ experience joined Heritage Bank in 2012 as the Executive Director, Ivory Banking. A woman with an eagle eye for growth opportunities, Mary was a key executive member in the acquisition of Enterprise Bank by Heritage Bank in 2014.
A well decorated banking veteran, Mary has in the past successfully undertaken similar tough but sound business decisions that revolutionized the banking business and generated substantial profits for shareholders from her days at Citizens Bank and Bank PHB.
Her years of experience spans different spheres of the banking space such as Commercial Banking, Private Banking, Customer Service, Information Technology, Banking Operations, etc.
Holder of an executive MBA from the University of Lagos, Lagos State and a B.A (Hons.) Theatre Arts degree from the University of Benin, Edo State, she has also attended several certified courses both locally and internationally.