Fidelity Bank has appointed Mr. Julian Kingsley Opuni as its Deputy Managing Director. Until his appointment, Mr. Opuni was the Divisional Director, Retail Banking, where he played a key role in building the retail business of the bank.
Mr. Opuni brings on board a wealth of experience in banking, having worked in various roles in the international financial sector for over 20 years.
He is an Associate of the Institute of Financial Services (AIFS) and a BSc Degree in Banking & Financial Services from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology.
“We are elated to have such an experienced and hardworking personality as Deputy Managing Director of our bank. In his new role, Opuni will leverage his over 20 years banking experience to increase the competitiveness of Fidelity in the banking world,” said Jim Baiden, managing director of Fidelity Bank.
Speaking on his new role, Mr. Opuni said, “I am greatly humbled and appreciative of the board of Fidelity Bank for reposing their confidence in me for this high office. I will support the excellent leadership of Mr. Baiden to take Fidelity to the next level.”
Prior to joining Fidelity Bank, Julian had a successful career with Lloyds Bank, UK for over 18 years. He joined Lloyds on their expedited management training program, holding many roles in operations and retail banking. Additionally he held several senior positions in both business and corporate banking, finally serving as a senior manager with responsibility for various business centres in the West of London.
He joined Fidelity in June 2012 as Head of Commercial Banking and progressed to become the Divisional Director of Retail Banking in April 2016.
Fidelity Bank is the largest privately owned Ghanaian bank and the fourth largest in terms of assets and deposits. Fidelity Bank has two subsidiaries: Fidelity Asia Bank Limited and Fidelity Securities Limited. The bank currently has seventy-five branches and over 114 ATMs nationwide.