President Tinubu Appoints Four New CBN Deputy Governors: Meet the Key Appointees.
President Bola Tinubu has given his approval for the nomination of four new Deputy Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Pending confirmation by the Senate, these appointees are expected to serve a term of five years initially and will closely collaborate with the newly appointed CBN Governor, Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso.
Here, we introduce you to the profiles of these distinguished individuals:
1. Mrs. Emem Nnan Usoro
Educational Background: An alumna of Harvard Business School and Lagos Business School.
Banking Career: With over 20 years of experience, she has expertise in Operations, Credit and Marketing, Branch Management, Relationship Management, Corporate, and Commercial Banking.
Notable Positions: Emem held the position of Group General Manager and was the Head of the Strategic Business Group (SBG) in Abuja. She also served as the Regional Head of Lagos Bank 2. Her outstanding contributions have earned her multiple awards at the annual UBA CEO Awards.
2. Mr. Philip Ikeazor
Educational Background: Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom. He is also an alumnus of Wharton-CEIBS-IESE Business School Global CEO Programme and has attended executive programs at Harvard Business School and Wharton School of Business.
Varied Experience: With more than 30 years in the financial services industry, Philip has held various significant roles, including CEO of Keystone Bank Limited, CEO of Ecobank Kenya Limited, Executive Director at Union Bank Nigeria, Director of Union Bank UK PLC, and Director of the Orient Bank Uganda.
Professional Affiliations: He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
3. Dr. Bala Bello
Background: Dr. Bala Bello, hailing from Taraba State, is a distinguished industry leader with a career spanning Banking, Capital Markets, and Pension Fund Management.
Notable Role: He was appointed as the Executive Director of Corporate Services at the Nigerian Export-Import Bank by former President Muhammadu Buhari in April 2017.
Outstanding Record: Dr. Bello is known for his impressive track record of surpassing competition and achieving excellence in his field.
Diverse Expertise: Abdullahi is an international development expert with a wealth of experience. He served as a policy adviser at the Executive Office of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in New York and also as Commissioner for Budget and Planning in Kaduna State.
Academic Achievements: He holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics and Policy from the University of Manchester and a second Master’s from Ahmadu Bello University in International Affairs and Diplomacy.
Certifications: Abdullahi obtained certificates in Public Finance at the London School of Economics, Sustainable Development at Columbia University, and Advanced Project Management at Oxford University.
These four individuals bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and expertise to their roles as Deputy Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Pending Senate confirmation, they are poised to contribute significantly to the country’s financial stability and economic development.