Dr Okwu Joseph Nnanna, a Deputy Governor at Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been named as the Chairman of Board of Nigeria Export Import Bank (NEXIM) by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
This is contained in a statement signed by Tayo Omidiji, NEXIM Bank Head of Strategy and Communications in Abuja recently.
Other Board members include Dr Mudashiru Olaitan, Mrs Olubunmi Siyanbola, Mr Ochapa Ogenyi, Hon Adesina Adegbenro and Hajiya Ramatu Ahmed.
The newly appointed directors will join the executive management team of the bank headed by Abba Bello as the Managing Director/Chief Executive, assisted by Bala Bello, Executive Director, Corporate services and Stella Okotete, Executive Director, Business Development.
The statement said that the Minister of Finance Mrs Kemi Adeosun had inaugurated the board and charged them to ensure effective operations that would help exporters in the country.
It added that the bank was quite excited that the inauguration of the new board would engender necessary synergy and strengthen the corporate governance structures to deliver quickly on its mandate.
“The new Chairman, Dr Nnanna brings to bear his rich experience as an economist and banker over the last three decades during which he has been involved in policy formulation and development of financial markets,’’ it said .
It will be recalled that Nnanna joined the Central Bank of Nigeria in 1994, rose to become the Director, Research and Statistics in 2001 and was appointed Deputy Governor in 2015.
In-between his career at the CBN, he held several positions and was the Director General of West African Monetary Institute (WAMI) from 2006 to 2008.
He also served as a Staff Economist & Desk Officer in the African Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and was a Consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD).