Mary Akpobome

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Mary Akpobome
Mary Akpobome Potrait 2015.jpg
Born Mary Udoh Bassey
(1968-07-11) 11 July 1968 (age 49)
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation Banker, Executive Director
Spouse(s) Alibaba Akporobome

Mary Akpobome born Mary Udoh Bassey, July 11, 1968 to Ben Bassey Udoh, and Janet Bassey Udoh, Efa, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria is a director of Heritage Banking Company Limited of Nigeria (HBCL).[1]


Mary attended Qua Iboe Mission Secondary School, Etinan, Akwa Ibom and proceeded to University of Benin where she studied Theatre Arts graduating in 1991, In 2001, she enrolled at the University of Lagos where she obtained her MBA. She is also an alumnus of the prestigious INSEAD and INSEAD Business School, Orchestrating Winning Performance (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland and the Lagos Business School (LBS), she is member of the institute of Directors (IOD),[2] a fellow of the institute of Credit Administration (ICA). She is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN).


Mary is an executive director[3] overseeing the Service and wealth Management group of Heritage Banking Company Limited (HBCL). Having started her banking career in 1991 and in her over 2 decade banking experience has worked in;[4] Citizens International Bank (now Enterprise Bank Limited, Nigeria) and Bank PHB (now Keystone Bank). Before joining Heritage Banking Company Limited as a pioneer Executive Director (ED).[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 2006, Mary[6] married her longtime heartthrob, Alibaba Akporobome[7]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Oyetunji Abioye (February 9, 2015). "How to run retail banking —Heritage Bank". Punch Newspaper. 
  2. ^ Festus Akanbi, Olaseni Durojaiye (May 24, 2015). "Akpobome: Publication of Serial Loan Defaulters Won't Criminalise Borrowing". Thisday Newspaper. 
  3. ^ Agency Reporter (March 8, 2014). "Heritage Bank supports traders in Lagos". Punch Newspaper. 
  4. ^ Agency Reporter (March 16, 2015). "Heritage, Enterprise Banks to Finalise Business Integration". Thisday Newspaper. 
  5. ^ Agency Reporter (February 14, 2015). "My journey to the top –Mary Akpobome". The Sun Newspaper. 
  6. ^ Kemi Lawal (March 10, 2013). "Ali Baba's wife returns to banking". Punch Newspaper. 
  7. ^ Bella Naija (April 15, 2015). "Through "Fight and Play, Laugh and Cry" Ali Baba Celebrates wife Mary on their 9th Anniversary!". Bella Naija.