The Federal Government has appointed a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in charge of Economic Policies, Dr Joseph Nnanna, as the new Chairman of the Nigeria Export Import (NEXIM) Bank Board.
Nnanna’s appointment was confirmed in a statement issued by the bank’s Head of Strategy and Communications, Tayo Omidiji, today in Abuja.
The new Board has as members, Dr. Mudashiru Olaitan, Mrs Olubunmi Siyanbola, Mr Ochapa Ogenyi, Hon Adesina Adegbenro and Hajiya Ramatu Ahmed.
According to the statement, the newly appointed directors will join the executive management team of the bank headed by the bank’s Managing Director, Abba Bello, assisted by Bala Bello, Executive Director, Corporate Services and Stella Okotete, Executive Director, Business Development.
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.
Omidiji stated: “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.’’
The new NEXIM Bank Board chairman joined the CBN in 1994, became the Director, Research and Statistics in 2001 and was appointed Deputy Governor in 2015. During his tenure in the apex bank, he served in several posts 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).