Dr. Mrs. Cecilia Ibru

President & Co-Founder Michael and Cecelia Ibru University

Dr. Cecilia Ibru was born on March 22, 1946, and received her secondary education at Saint Margaret’s Grammar School Ilesha (1960-1965). She then proceeded to University Tutorial College, London (1967-1968), where she obtained her Higher School Certificate. Dr. Ibru secured admission to study Sociology at the London University and graduated in 1971 with honours.

Dr. Cecilia Ibru went on to obtain a Masters of Philosophy from North East London University, (1975-1977), followed by a Certificate of Eligibility from the Council of Legal Education London.

She commenced her career at the Ibru Organization in 1978 as a Project Director and she held various positions. In 1997, she assumed office as Managing Director /CEO of Oceanic Bank. Under her purview, the bank witnessed tremendous growth on all financial indices and its branch network expanded from 10 to over 100.

Dr. Cecilia Ibru has been recognized internationally as the “First Lady” of Nigeria’s Financial Sector, accumulating several honours and awards. She is an Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR) and also a Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR). Dr. Cecilia Ibru is also a Fellow of several professional bodies such as Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Nigerian Institute of Management Nigeria (NIM), Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (IPM), and Sociological Society of Nigeria.