Ms. Funke Okoya

Ms. Funke Okoya

General Manager and Head, Corporate Bank,, NOVA Merchant Bank


Funke Okoya is a General Manager and Head, Corporate Bank Group at NOVA Merchant Bank Limited where she is responsible for originating and managing the Bank’s relationships with Corporate and Institutional clients. She has over 20 years experience covering Corporate and Investment Banking, Commercial Banking, Credit and Risk Management, Operations, Customer Services, Technology, Project Management, Strategy and Communications

Prior to this role, she was the Director, Client Origination and Coverage at Emerging Africa Capital Group and served as the pioneer Group Head, Corporate Banking at Coronation Merchant Bank after she successfully obtained a Merchant Banking License for the Bank. She was a Regional Head, Commercial Banking Group at Access Bank Plc and a pioneer business manager of two branches at the United Bank for Africa Plc. She started her career in Risk Management and Commercial Banking Group at Ecobank Nigeria Plc.

Funke Okoya is a Business Administration graduate of the University of Lagos and holds an MBA from Business School Netherlands. She is an alumnus of INSEAD Business School where she attended its Advanced Corporate Finance Programme. She is a certified Fellow and council member of the Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers.