(Managing Director, Sub Saharan Africa (Ex-RSA), Bank of America)
Internationally respected investment banker Yvonne Ike is Managing Director and Head of Sub Saharan Africa (Ex-RSA) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
She started out as an auditor with Ernst and Young International and has been an FSA registered representative since 1994. She was a managing director at JP Morgan, where she spent 15 years until 2009. Ike has also served as CEO West Africa, Renaissance Group.
Yvonne Ike is a trustee of The Bridge Leadership Academy, Christopher Kolade Foundation and The Dangote Foundation. She is a non-executive director of Guinness Nigeria plc. Passionate about contributing to Africa’s development, she is involved in several initiatives including African Gifted Foundation and Women for Women International. In 2007, Ike was recognised by the Queen of England as one of the top 200 business women in the UK to make a significant impact in society.
A well-known collector and supporter of the visual arts, Yvonne Ike has contributed immensely to the success of such major art exhibitions and events like ‘Positioning Nigerian Modernism’ at Tate Modern, London on the occasion of Ben Enwonwu’s Centenary in 2017 and El Anatsui’s Triumphant Scale at Haus der Kunst, Muniche, Germany in 2019.