Okey Nwosu graduated from the University of Benin in 1985 with a First Class Hons. Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Petroleum Engineering and proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt where he obtained a Masters Degree in Natural Gas Engineering. To consolidate his managerial skills, he obtained a Business Administration from the University of Lagos.
Prior to joining First Atlantic Bank Plc in August 2002, he worked with Dowell Schlumberger Nigeria Limited as an Engineer. He also gathered extensive experience at Arthur Arderson, where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He joined Diamond Bank in 1991 as the Pioneer Financial Controller and Head of Systems. While there, he spearheaded the setting up of the bank’s accounting and information systems. He rose to the position of a General Manager and Head of Regional Businesses, Up-Country of Diamond Bank Limited.
He was appointed Deputy Managing Director of First Atlantic Bank Plc in 2002 and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Bank in 2003. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.