Mary Akpobome is an executive director overseeing the service and wealth management group of Heritage Banking Company Limited of Nigeria (HBCL). Her career in banking spans over 20 years having worked with Citizens International Bank (now Enterprise Bank) and Bank PHB (now Keystone Bank).

Born Mary Udoh Bassey on July 11th 1968 to Ben Bassey Udoh and Janet Bassey Udoh of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, her education started at Qua Iboe Mission Secondary School, Etinan, Akwa Ibom State where she proceeded to the University of Benin for her first degree in Theatre Arts.

She later enrolled at the University of Lagos where she obtained an MBA and has successfully continued to add several other degrees and accolades to her professional portfolio. She is an alumnus of INSEAD Business School, the Lagos Business School and a member of the Institute of Directors, a fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration (ICA) and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN).