Dr. Tony Okpanachi is the MD/CEO of DBN and the Chairman of Impact Credit Guarantee Limited since incorporation. He is a seasoned banker with over 26 years’ experience. Before his appointment as MD/CEO of DBN, he was the Deputy Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria Limited from April 2013. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director, Ecobank Kenya and Cluster Managing Director for East Africa (comprising Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and Ethiopia). He was also at various times Managing Director of Ecobank Malawi and Regional Coordinator for Lagos and South West of Ecobank Nigeria.
He holds an MBA from Manchester Business School UK, a Master of Science degree in Economics from University of Lagos and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He has attended several Executive Management Development Programmes on Leadership, Corporate Governance, Credit and Risk-Management in leading institutions.