Dr. Ohiwerei holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration from Ambrose Alli University as well as Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Trinity International University of Ambassadors, USA. He is a Life Member - Institute of Directors, Honorary Senior Member (HCIB) - Chartered Institute of Bankers, Member – Bank Directors Association, Fellow – Institute of Directors, Fellow Institute of Credit administration (FICA) as well as Member – Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.
He is a banking professional with over 30 years experience in the industry. He was the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Keystone Bank Limited. Prior to that he was the Co-Founder/Group Deputy Managing Director of First Ally Capital Limited. He worked in Access Bank Plc as Group Executive Director between 2006 and 2013. He was also the pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Standard Trust Bank Ghana Limited (now United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Limited); Executive Director of Continental Trust Bank and General Manager in Standard Trust Bank Nigeria. He also worked in Pacific Bank Limited as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer and as Principal Manager with Equitorial Trust Bank Limited and Manager in Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.