Yvonne Ike

United Kingdom


South Africa 2015


Mary Mbukpa


Managing Director, Sub Saharan Africa (Ex-RSA), 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. She has more than 20 years experience in financial services, including capital markets operations and fixed income, derivatives and equities products. Over the course of her career, she 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 a chief executive officer at Renaissance Capital West Africa, and from 1984 to 2009, she was a managing director at JP Morgan. Yvonne has been an FSA-registered representative since 1994.

Yvonne is a trustee of The Bridge Leadership Academy, Christopher Kolade Foundation and The Dangote Foundation and is a non-executive director of Guinness Nigeria PLC. She is passionate about contributing to Africa’s development and is involved in several initiatives including African Gifted Foundation and Women for Women International. In 2007, Yvonne was recognized by the Queen of England as one of the top 200 businesswomen in the UK to make a significant impact in society.


Mary Mbukpa


Trip: South Africa 2015