NOVA Merchant Bank appoints Anya Duroha as Acting MD/CEO

Posted by News Express | 3 September 2018 | 1,376 times

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• Anya Duroha

NOVA Merchant Bank Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. Anya Duroha as the Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the bank.

The appointment, which is subject to approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), became effective on August 30, 2018. It followed the exit of Mr. Chinedu Ikwudinma, who has decided to pursue another endeavour.

Prior to the appointment, Duroha was the Executive Director, Wholesale Bank, responsible for development and management of the Bank’s corporate banking relationships.

Speaking on the new appointment, the delighted Chairman of the bank, Mr. Phillips Oduoza, in a memo to all staff said: “Mr. Duroha’s appointment marks the start of an exciting growth phase in the bank’s business, following the go-live of its Intellect Digital Core (IDC) banking platform as the bank begins to leverage the benefits of its investment to deliver innovative solutions for its customers.”

Prior to joining the bank as a pioneer staff, he was the Head, Business Banking at StanbicIBTC, where he was responsible for Commercial Banking and SME businesses in Nigeria. In that role, he had the responsibility for both relationship and portfolio management. In this capacity, he designed and implemented interventions and strategies that ensured the rapid growth and profitability of the business.

He started his banking career in banking operations in Citibank and has 25 years banking experience spanning many areas of banking. He was the Head of Corporate Banking, United Bank for Africa Plc; Head Corporate Banking, Diamond Bank Plc and Head of Business Development (Designate), Diamond Bank, United Kingdom. In all these roles, he has managed portfolios in various sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, construction, oil & gas, infrastructure, aviation, power, maritime, telecommunications, FMCG and structured trade finance.

Mr. Duroha holds an M.Sc. in Banking & Finance from the University of Benin and a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is an alumnus of Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and Lagos Business School.

Source: News Express

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