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  • London , United Kingdom

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) UK - Business Head, Digital Banking Movemeback African opportunity cover image


This banking group is one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria. Headquartered in Lagos, this publicly listed banking group has over 2,500 employees, 220 branches in Nigeria, and offices in UK and South Africa. With over 5 million customers, this banking group offers retail banking, corporate banking and investment banking services to large corporations, small and medium enterprises, as well as individuals. This banking group aims to be the premier financial services group of African origin through providing world-class financial services and products, a customer-driven focus, and constant innovation. However, this is only one aspect of this banking group’s identity, as they also strive to be the best place to work on the continent. This bank is aggressively expanding their digital presence both internally through processes, and externally through new product launches and distribution channels. To succeed in this journey, the bank is seeking innovative professionals across the Group, with the ability to use technology to drive business growth and commercial success. 

This banking group is seeking a new Business Head to launch and grow a UK based digital bank, incubated within the group. This digital bank will service Nigerian diasporans in UK, by enabling borderless banking between UK and Nigeria, and removing the barrier to banking in Nigeria from overseas. Reporting directly to the UK CEO and Advisory Board, you will lead technology development, operations, and marketing, to launch and expand this digital bank. As the new Business Head of Digital banking, you will have a unique opportunity to be an innovative fintech leader, whilst capitalising on the brand and success of a leading African bank. 



  • Provide leadership to a technology team to ensure the development of a new UK digital bank
  • Use superior marketing and operations skills to successfully take the product to market
  • Report progress to the Advisory Board
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements throughout all countries of operation
  • Overall P&L and business KPI responsibility
  • Interact and managing relationships with key stakeholders


To succeed in this role, you should have excellent relationship management skills, as you will be required to manage relationships with stakeholders and contacts such as:


  • Internal – Group Chief Executive, Chief Digital Officer, Executive Director, Retail Bank
  • Group level – Digital Bank, Legal, Compliance, Corporate Banking, Treasury and Transaction Banking.
  • External – Corporate Clients, Financial Institutions, Regulatory bodies


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  • Degree educated (Minimum Bachelors degree)
  • Experience setting up and/or leading a fintech business or business unit 
  • Understanding of banking, payments or remittances
  • Demonstrable experience operating within any of the following banking markets - UK/Europe/USA
  • Demonstrable experience operating within African markets
  • Marketing experience
  • Technology experience
  • Experience developing and implementing organisational processes
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills


Behavioural Competencies:

  • A high degree of passion for innovation
  • Tech Savvy
  • Entrepreneurial Mind
  • Extreme openness to new ideas
  • Insatiable curiosity about the outside world
  • Willingness to experiment and learn
  • Good leadership potentials
  • Good work ethics
  • Strong EPIC values


  • Globally competitive salary
  • Unique opportunity to drive innovation at one of Nigeria's most successful corporations

About First City Monument Bank (FCMB) UK

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