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Inspiring the future generation of leaders

Oluchi Ikechi

Oluchi is a Managing Director with Accenture Financial Services, a business restructuring lead, and a FinTech Sponsor in Financial Services for Capital Markets

Oluchi, Alumni

Managing Director, Accenture Financial Services

Information Systems BSc - 2006

From UK

Career journey

Oluchi is a Managing Director with Accenture Financial Services, a business restructuring lead, and a FinTech Sponsor in Financial Services for Capital Markets.

Oluchi quickly rose through Accenture’s financial services business; she built and now leads the firm’s business restructuring unit in the UK and Ireland. Through her work, she creates innovative solutions for global banks plus asset and wealth management firms, leading multi-billion-pound restructuring deals (including divestments, M&A, business transfers and Brexit).

Supporting the community

An advocate for entrepreneurship, Oluchi mentors entrepreneurs and FinTechs and is pushing the campaign ‘think like an entrepreneur’ to inspire the next generation of leaders. Recently speaking on the topic at the 2019 Confederation of British Industry (CBI) annual event, she was quoted shortly afterwards in the CityAM.

Oluchi sponsors Accenture’s African and Caribbean Financial Services Community, actively supporting those from diverse backgrounds and encouraging leadership development. She supports this community outside of the workplace and previously was the Business Executive for a Nigerian non-profit organisation “ICSN” for young professionals. She secured annual admission for ICSN members on AMEX’s highly recognised leadership development programme. She is now working with several major banks and professional services firms to create a joint mission and action plan to support, inspire and encourage attraction, retention and development of black professionals in the Financial Services sector.

Her work has extended to her continued support for Brunel, supporting current students with communications and supporting the upcoming ASPIRE programme; targeting academic staff and professional services staff, all of whom hold middle management positions with, to differing extents, leadership responsibilities.

Awards

Oluchi was named as a Management Today 35 Women Under 35 winner in 2019; the country's longest-running, most prestigious annual listing of young female business talent. The ISCI Nigerian community also recognised her with an award for her outstanding contribution to the community. Oluchi has also been selected as a 2019 winner for the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Black Women in Business Awards (BWBA) organisation and was named as a finalist for the 2020 Brunel Alumni of the Year Award.

A passionate storyteller and coach, her story continues to reach and inspire the future generation of leaders, as will be further seen in media publications that have recently featured her story.

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