Dr. Innocent Bale is the General Manager (GM) Finance/Operations. Born in October, 1973 and developed expansive bent for banking, corporate finance and accounting.

He holds a Doctorate (Ph.D) degree and Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Accounting; Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Banking & Finance; Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Business Administration & Management and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy.

Dr. Bale is a consummate professional laced with membership of several professional associations. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), member, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (MCIB), Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) and the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) Chartered.

Dr. Bale has garnered a fascinating traction in banking and rich managerial nous from over two decades of leadership experience at the echelon of core banking spheres: Operations/Finance, Audit/Internal Control, Human Resources/Corporate Services. He is the secretary, Finance & Governance Committee (F&GC), Board Recapitalisation Committee and former secretary, Board Credit Committee (BCC). He is the Chairman, Budget & Strategic Planning Committee and Asset & Liability Management Committee; member, IT Steering Committee and Management Credit Committee.

Dr. Bale is a scholar with a plethora of research publications in both local and international journals with research focus on ‘bank credit reporting’. He is a topnotch Accountant, investment banker, financial analyst, management consultant and strategy development expert with impeccable credentials and incredible obsession for excellence.