The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, was on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, inducted as an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) of Nigeria at the induction ceremony held in Lagos.
With this, Mr. Onyema has become the first CEO of the Exchange to be inducted as an associate member after passing the requisite examination of the institute.
Business Hilights recalls that CIS is the body statutorily empowered to train and certifies professionals in the Nigerian capital market. It is the only professional body in Nigeria authorized to carry out qualifying examinations into the stock-broking profession. The Institute controls the activities of its members and matters associated with it.
In his opening remarks, the President of CIS, Mr. Oluwaseyi Abe, stated that “we are witnessing a rare manifestation of humility and leadership by example, as the CEO of the Exchange, Mr. Onyema, is formally inducted as an associate member of the institution. Today’s induction ceremony is unique because Mr. Onyema, despite his qualifications and experience as a well-grounded investment and securities expert qualified to practice in the United States and Nigeria, voluntarily enrolled as a member of CIS, sat and passed the institution’s examination”.
Continuing, he noted that “we are not just witnessing an induction ceremony, we are showcasing exemplary leadership, a demonstration to the commitment to the rule of law and processes, uncommon dedication and patriotism of the highest order”.
Abe congratulated the new inductee and urged him to maintain the good name and reputation of the institute as he continues to contribute positively to growth of the institution and indeed the Nigerian economy. “
Responding, Onyema said “I am very humbled by your recognition of my modest contributions to our market. I believe that my writing the CIS examination was a matter of cause and a continuous quest for knowledge and high performance. I commit to project the best image of the institution by ensuring adherence to the code of ethics of the profession. And I look forward to working with you all to improve the state of our market and the Nigerian economy at large”.