The AFC Board of Directors Comprises Senior Industry Executives and Professionals, Representing Major Regional Banks and Industrial Corporations

In line with global best practices and corporate governance, twenty percent are independent directors and the additional six available board seats are reserved for share holders from other African countries.

The Board of Directors has ultimate responsibility for policy formulation, strategy and decision making, with specific authority delegated to three subsidiary committees and Executive Management for day-to-day operations
 

Dr. Okwu Joseph Nnanna, Chairman

Dr. Nnanna is a Deputy Governor (Financial System Stability) Central Bank of Nigeria on February with over three decades of experience as an economist and banker. He attended William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey and University of Houston, in Houston Texas, USA from 1975-80, where he read Finance, Public Policy and Economics. He graduated with B.A, M.A and PhD diplomas.

He worked as a Staff Economist and Desk Officer in the African Department of the IMF and participated in multilateral surveillance missions to several African countries including: Kenya, South Africa, Lesotho, Sychelles, etc., and assisted the authorities in their economic policy making process and in the implementation of their Structural Adjustment Programs.

Dr. Nnanna rejoined the Central Bank of Nigeria in 1994 and was appointed an Advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank. And in 2001 was appointed the Director of Research and Statistics of the Central Bank of Nigeria. At the Central Bank, he actively participated in the policy formulation process which culminated into the liberalization and deregulation of Nigeria’s financial system in particular and the real productive sectors of the economy as a whole.

He was appointed the Director-General of the West African Monetary Institute in 2006-2008. The Institute is the agency responsible for the actualization of the proposed second West African Monetary Union. Dr. Nnanna also served as full time Consultant to the government of Nigeria as a Technical Assistant to the National Economic Management Team and the Presidential Steering Committee on Global economic crisis.

He was also a part-time Consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In 2012-2014, he served as the Alternate Executive Director, representing Nigeria and 21 other Sub-Saharan African countries on the Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington D.C.

He is an author/co-author of five books and over forty published articles. Dr. Nnanna is a life member of the Nigeria Economic Society, and a recipient of Dr. Nkwame Nkrumah Africa Leadership Award.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS  
Mr. Victor Osadolor
Deputy Group Managing Director, United Bank for Africa Plc. Representing United Bank for Africa Plc
 
Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu
Group Managing Director, Zenith Bank Plc
Representing Zenith Bank Plc
Mr Emeka Emuwa
Cheif Executive Officer, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc
Representing Union Bank of Nigeria Plc
Mr. Roosevelt Ogbonna, CON 
Group Deputy Managing Director, Access Bank Plc
Representing Access Bank Plc
   
Dr. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan
Managing Director/CEO,  First Bank of Nigeria Limited
Representing First Bank of Nigeria Limited
 
Mr. Ahmad Abdullahi
Director, Banking Supervision Directorate, Central Bank of Nigeria
Representing Central Bank of Nigeria
 
Mr. Patrick Akinwuntan
Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Nigeria Limited
Representing Ecobank Nigeria Limited

 
 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS  
Mr. Samaila Zubairu
President &  Chief Executive Officer
 
Mr. Oliver Andrew
Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Sanjeev Gupta
Executive Director, Financial Services
 

 
 
   

 

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