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Why CBN approved Roosevelt Ogbonna as Access Bank Deputy Managing Director

Following the resignation of former Deputy Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Obinna Nwosu who left to pursue his personal endevours and the approval of Mr. Roosevelt Ogbonna as the new Group Deputy Managing Director by the board of the bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has given nod for the appointment.

A statement by the bank revealed that Ogbonna began his illustrious banking career as an investment banker 20 years ago. Over the years he has worked across the treasury, risk management, commercial and corporate banking functions at leading financial institutions.

Ogbonna joined Access Bank in 2002 and during this time, implemented strategies across different divisions that increased market share and more than doubled the group’s balance sheet.

Prior to now, Ogbonna served as Divisional Head, Commercial Banking and subsequently rose to the position of Executive Director, Commercial Banking, Access Bank, a position he held since October 2013. In that capacity, he oversaw firm-wide banking operations and formulated strategies to optimize the Bank’s robust commercial business.

Roosevelt holds a BSc. in Banking & Finance (Second Class Upper) from The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is an alumnus of the Senior Executives Fellows program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and has attended various Executive Management Development programs at leading global institutions including the Institute of Management Development (IMD), The Wharton School of Business, and INSEAD.

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