Gbenga Shobo Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Gbenga Shobo Biography

Gbenga Francis Shobo is a Nigerian accountant, banker and Managing Director/ CEO of First Bank of Nigeria Limited. He was the Deputy Managing Director at First Bank prior to his appointment as CEO in April 2021. Gbenga Shobo was born on June 2, 1963.

Gbenga Shobo Profile


Gbenga Shobo

Real Name

Gbenga Francis Shobo

Date of Birth

June 2, 1963


57 Years (2020)

State of Origin



Known for

CEO First Bank of Nigeria (FBN)


Vivian Shobo

Net Worth


Educational Background

Gbenga Shobo Education

Gbenga Shobo attended St Gregory’s College, Lagos where he obtained his SSCE certificate. He proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ike Ife where he obtained a degree in Political Science.

He is an alumnus of Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School. Shobo also attended the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and Stanford University.


Gbenga Shobo Career

Gbenga Shobo started his career as an External Auditor and Tax Consultant with Coopers and Lybrand Chartered Accountants. He proceeded to become the Divisional Head, Corporate Banking Division of MBC International Bank Limited.

He was a General Manager, Corporate/Commercial Banking of FBN (Merchant Bankers) Limited.

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In 2006, he joined First Bank of Nigeria as a group head, national corporates and later the executive vice president, retail south in 2010

In 2012, Gbenga Shobo became a member board of directors of the First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) limited.

Gbenga Shobo have worked in various capacities with First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) such as General Manager Products & Channels Group, Business Development Manager, Group Head, National Corporates and many other senior management roles.

Gbenga Shobo was the first person to be appointed the Deputy Managing Director of First Bank in the Bank’s over 120 years history.

In January 2016, Gbenga Shobo resumed office as the deputy managing director, First Bank of Nigeria Limited.

In April 2021, Shobo was appointed the Managing Director/ CEO of First Bank of Nigeria Limited.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Personal life

Gbenga Shobo wife and children

Gbenga Shobo is married to Vivian Shobo with two sons.


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