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From Nigeria to Buffalo: How Chiwuike Owunwanne's Journey Is Helping KeyBank Lean in to the Communities It Serves

Published 02-08-22

Submitted by KeyBank

Chiwuike Owunwanne

Chiwuike “Chi-Chi” Owunwanne, KeyBank’s new Corporate Responsibility Officer in Buffalo, Rochester and Eastern Pennsylvania, brings a unique perspective to his role. Born in Nigeria, Owunwanne lived in the village of Akirika-Uku until he was 12-years-old when he left to join his parents in Buffalo.

Owunwanne’s upbringing and his experience in the community development and financial industries gives him a one-of-a-kind understanding of the role financial institutions can play in helping neighborhoods remain vibrant while giving everyone an inclusive voice.

Learn more about KeyBank's commitment to helping cities and communities thrive here.


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KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $176.2 billion at March 31, 2021. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of approximately 1,100 branches and more than 1,400 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit KeyBank is Member FDIC. 

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