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Chizor Malize

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC)

Chizor is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC). She has over two decades of professional experience that cuts across marketing, business process re-engineering, market growth strategy, reputation management and business consulting.

Chizor has led various strategic and transformational projects in the financial services sector, local and international, in strategy, product marketing, electronic banking, retail banking, wholesale banking, private banking and brand repositioning. Her financial services experience spans several institutions such as Valucard Nigeria Plc, Standard Trust Bank/United Bank for Africa and Access Bank Nigeria Plc. She has Pan Africa work experience having launched and managed several of these Nigerian financial institutions in 8 African countries and the United Kingdom.

Prior to assuming the role at FITC, Chizor was a Founding Partner and CEO at Brandzone Consulting LLC. She led the firm’s Consulting practice serving major international and indigenous organizations of repute while creating thought leadership to advance businesses. She has been a mentor to a number of new ventures and advisor to C-Suite Executives.

Chizor holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Marketing. She is a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), London and Chartered Institute of Marketing, Nigeria. She is an Executive Education Alumna of the London Business School, UK and the Columbia University, New York, United States.

She is a recipient of Marketing and Leadership awards.  She won the award for Marketing Personality of the year 2016 and the African Leadership Excellence Award 2017. She was recently nominated by REBRAND™ USA, as a Jury Board member on the REBRAND 100® Global Awards Board, the only member from Africa, amongst the world’s top global Business Leaders, Business strategists and designers. She sits on the Executive Council of Women in Management, Business and Public service (WIMBIZ), a non-profit organization, that has impacted over 100,000 women in business, management and leadership in Nigeria.

Chizor is a prolific and respected international speaker. She has developed and facilitated several training courses in reputable institutions such as Lagos Business School, Financial Institution Training Centre, (FITC) and  BrandPlatform Academy. She is passionate about impact, enterprise and family.