Chizoma Okoli is the Executive Director, Business Development.
She commenced her banking career as an Executive Trainee in the Operations Unit of Diamond Bank Plc in April 1992 and later joined the Commercial Banking Unit of the Bank in 1996 rising to the position of Branch Manager of Adeola Hopewell (flagship branch) of the Bank in 2003.
She has served in various capacities as Head, Institutional Banking, Divisional Head, Branch Banking, Lagos 2, Regional Manager, Apapa, Group Head, National Corporate, Victoria Island, Group Head, Commercial Banking Lagos Island, and as the Group Head, Commercial Banking, Adeola Hopewell Group. She was the Head, Corporate Banking Directorate until her appointment as an Executive Director in the Bank. Chizoma served on the board of Diamond Pension Fund Custodian (DPFC) from March 2012 to April 2016, and is currently on the Board of Diamond Bank UK.
A 1989 Law Graduate from the University of Benin, Chizoma was called to the Nigerian Bar in December 1990. She also has an MBA from the Warwick Business School, Coventry, UK. She has attended various courses in Nigeria and abroad. This includes the distinguished Advanced Management Program of the Wharton Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania and the Senior Management Program of the Lagos Business School. She is also an Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.