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Access Bank gets new ED for risk management, Gregory Ovie Jobome

Dr. Gregory Ovie Jobome has been appointed as Executive Director, Risk Management Division of the Assess Bank and his appointment has been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

A statement issued by the bank described Jobome as a thorough bred banking profession with excellent academic pedigree.

Making remarks on the appointment, Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga the Chairman of Access Bank said, “We are very delighted to welcome Dr. Jobome on the Board of Access Bank. He brings on board a very rich banking industry, academic cum board room experience relevant to our Bank. These skills will no doubt support our Bank’s quest to become the World’s Most Respected African Bank.”

He began his academic carrier with a First Class Degree in Economics from the University of Maiduguri in 1986 and a Distinction in Master of Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1990. Dr Jobome also obtained a Master of Science Degree (1994) and a Doctorate Degree (2002) both in Economics and Finance from Loughborough University, UK.

He has over 25 years of work experience obtained from Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, University of Liverpool Management School, Manchester Business School and Access Bank Plc. He joined Access Bank Plc in July 2010 as a General Manager and Chief Risk Officer.

Before joining the Bank, he was a Risk Management Consultant to Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. Dr Jobome has been instrumental to the many giant strides attained by the Bank in the risk management space.

The statement described him further as a highly sought after resource person and has held several key industry leadership positions including: Director, CRC Credit Bureau Ltd, President, Risk Management Association of Nigeria between 2012 and 2015, and Member, Working Group on Regulatory Reforms of the Institute of International Finance.

Others are membership of Capacity Building Committee, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Member, Board of Trustees, Risk Managers Association of Nigeria as well as Member, Chief Risk Officers Forum.