BrandArena: Osinbajo, Agah, Johnson, Others to Attend 12th Annual CIBN Banking & Finance Conference

Thursday 5 September 2019

Osinbajo, Agah, Johnson, Others to Attend 12th Annual CIBN Banking & Finance Conference

Plans are in top gear for the 12th edition of the Annual Banking and Finance conference, hosted by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). According to the CIBN, the President/Chairman of Council of CIBN, Dr. Uche Olowu, disclosed that the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be the special guest of honour at the event.

Themed "The Future of the Nigerian Banking Industry-360", the conference which is designed to provide direction to Nigerian Banks, Financial Institutions, regulators, policy makers and other stakeholders will bring together captains of industries to discuss critical issues that will have far-reaching impact on the banking industry.

Other key dignitaries expected at the event according to the President/Chairman of Council of CIBN include; Senator Ahmed Lawan, Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Honourable Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Mr. Mohammed Musa, Honorable Minister, Federal Capital Territory; Mr. Godwin Emefiele, CON, FCIB, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria; His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Executive Governor of Lagos State

Speaking at a press conference held by the CIBN, Olowu stated that there will be a World Conference in London from 16th to 19th of September, 2019 which will be graced by the Central Bank of France, Committee of Governors, and ECOWAS, and the regional body of Africa Union in order to make sure Nigeria's economy is open for investments.

He added that there will be sessions that will discuss the Africa Continental Trade Agreement, AfCFTA, Cyber Security Issues, and the Future of Banking itself.

Though leaders expected at the conference include: Ambassador (Dr) Adeyemi Dipeolu, Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Office of the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Prof. Benedict O. Oramah, President, Afreximbank; Dr. Yonov Frederick Agah, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organisation (WTO); Dr Omobola Johnson, Senior Partner, TLcom Capital LLP; Mr. Desmond Guobadia, Chairman Nigeria's Presidential Panelon African Continental Free Trade Agreement/Senior Partner, The Law Union; Mr. Abubakar Jimoh, FCIB, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Coronation Merchant Bank Limited; Mr. Rogerio Mascarenhas, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company Nigeria; Mr. Olumide Olayinka, Partner and Head, Risk Consulting and Innovation, KPMG Nigeria; Mr. Magnus Nnoka, President, Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMAN) & Chief Risk Officer, Coronation Merchant Bank;

Other resource persons that will speak at the event are: Mrs. Eileen Shaiyen,Founder/CEO, H. Pierson Associates; Mr. Agada Apochi, Managing Director, Unified Payment Services Limited; Mr. John Obaro, Founder, SystemSpecs; Mrs. Funke Amobi, Country Head Human Capital, Stanbic IBTC; Ms. Funke Opeke, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, MainOne; Mr. Foluso Phillips, Chairman, Phillips Consulting; Mr. Olawale Taofeek Adediran, President and Chairman of Council, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM); Mr. Taiwo Oyedele, Head, Tax and Regulatory Services, PwC Nigeria & Tax Services Leader, West Africa, PwC; Mr. Joseph Olofinsola, Human Capital Leader, Deloitte & Touche; Dr Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director/CEO, Rack Centre; Mrs. Habiba Balogun, Director and Principal consultant, Habiba Balogun Consulting Limited; Dr Biodun Adedipe, Founder and Chief Consultant, B. Adedipe Associates Limited; Mr. Bolaji Lawal, Executive Director/Divisional Head, Digital Banking, Guaranty Trust Bank; Mr. Chidi Umeano, Head, Shared Services,  Central Bank of Nigeria and Mr. Suraj Oyewale, Founder, JarusHub etc.

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