Yvonne Ike Keynote panel

Yvonne Ike

Yvonne Ike

Managing Director and Head of Sub Saharan Africa at Bank of America Merrill
Lynch

Yvonne Ike is a Managing Director and Head of Sub Saharan Africa (Ex-RSA) at Bank of America Merrill
Lynch. Yvonne has more than 20 years experience in the financial services, including capital markets
operations and fixed income, derivatives and equities products. Over the course of her career, Yvonne
has led senior teams in New York, Geneva, Hong Kong, Nigeria and South Africa.
Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in September 2014, Yvonne was Chief Executive Officer
at West Africa at Renaissance Capital, where she was responsible for the firm’s West Africa franchise
covering Investment Banking and Securities Trading. From 1984 to 2009, Yvonne was a Managing
Director at JP Morgan. She also worked as a partner at Africapital Management Limited from 2009 to
2011. Yvonne started her career as an auditor with Ernst and Young International.
Yvonne is a trustee of The Bridge Leadership Academy, Christopher Kolade Foundation and The
Dangote Foundation. She is passionate about actively contributing to Africa’s development and is
involved in several initiatives including African Gifted Foundation and Women for Women
International.
Yvonne has received many international awards including being recognized by the Queen of England as
one of the top 200 business women in the UK to make a significant impact in society during 2007.

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