Mrs Ebehiriere Ehi-Omoike

Managing Director/CEO LECON Finance Company Limited



Mrs. Ebehiriere Ehi-Omoike has multifunctional experience in Retail, Commercial and Corporate Banking, Risk management, Operations, Project management, Product development and Legal practice.

She joined the Bank of Industry in 2019 and became the Divisional Head of Large Enterprises 2 where she was responsible for leading, directing and overseeing business development, operations and financial health of the Oil and Gas, Healthcare and Petrochemicals, Agro Processing, Engineering and Technology and the Renewable Energy Business Groups.

Prior to her appointment as the Managing Director of LECON Finance Company Limited, She was the General Manager/Divisional Head of Management Services, where she oversaw the activities of the Human Resources, Administration and Procurement, and Security Services Groups.

She began her career by practicing Law at Chief Rotimi Williams Chambers, and then Toyin Pinheiro and Co Chambers. She then worked for an International Shipping company – G&C Lines (Grimaldi and Cobelfret Lines – Roro Oceanic Shipping Services Nigeria Limited) as the Head of Claims/Legal.

She came into banking by joining Standard Trust Bank Ltd (Now United Bank of Africa) as a Credit Risk officer. She left as a Credit Risk Manager and joined Equitorial Trust bank (now Sterling Bank) as a Credit Risk Manager. She also worked at Compliance and Operations. She moved to Intercontinental Trust bank (now Access Bank Plc) as a Credit Risk Manager. She also headed the Product development group. While at Access Bank Plc she worked in Retail and Commercial banking, first as a Branch Manager, then as a Regional Manager, then as a Zonal Manager. She then moved to Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria.

Prior to joining the Bank of Industry, she was a Deputy General Manager and the Head of Retail Distribution Nigeria at Standard Chartered bank Nigeria.

She has an LLB – Law degree in a Second-Class Upper division and was awarded 4 prizes (out of the 7 prizes for Law) one of which is the Deans prize. She also has an LLM – Master’s in Law from the University of Lagos (summa cum laude), and an MBA – Master’s in Business Administration from Bangor University Wales (summa cum laude).

She is an Alumnus of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. A life member of the Lagos Business School. A member of the Nigeria Bar Association (BL), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria (FCIB), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Scotland (ACIS), a Member of the Women in Business (WIMBIZ), and a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration (FICA).