ACAMB elects Lola Odedina President. ..Inaugurates New Exco

By The Citizen

A change of baton has taken place in the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB) with the election and swearing-in of a new Executive Council led by Mrs. Lola Odedina, the Head of Communications and External Affairs of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. Mrs. Odedina, who was until now the First Vice President of the Association, took over the leadership of the body from the immediate past President, Mr. Babatunde Shofowora. The election was the highpoint of the Annual General Meeting of ACAMB held recently in Lagos.

The new Council also has Charles Aigbe of UBA Plc as First Vice President, while Diran Olojo of Standard Chartered Bank Plc emerged as the Second Vice President. To serve as General Secretary is Ogechukwu Udeagha of First Bank Plc, with Rafiu Mohammed of First City Monument Bank Plc as Assistant General Secretary. Other members of the reconstituted ACAMB Executive are Mrs. Morin Adeyemi (Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc), Financial Secretary; Victoria Onwubiko (First Bank Plc), Treasurer and Joseph Udo (Mainstreet Bank), Publicity Secretary.

Four Ex-officio members were also elected. They are Babatunde Shofowora, Ugochukwu Okoroafor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Ben Igbokwe of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and Alhaji Hardi Birchi of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).

In her acceptance speech, Mrs. Odedina described the coming on-board of the new Executive Council as, 'a call to service and a defining moment for ACAMB'. She assured that the Association, under her leadership, would, 'be repositioned and reinvigorated to fulfil its objectives'. While urging members, 'to close ranks', the new President stressed that series of activities would be embarked upon to assist in the success of the ongoing reforms in the financial sector.  Mrs. Odedina therefore solicited the support of all stakeholders towards building, 'a stronger and vibrant ACAMB and the financial sector'.

Established in 1996, ACAMB is the umbrella body of all Corporate Communications and allied professionals in the Nigerian banking industry. Among other objectives, the Association has the mandate to provide the very best of reputation management for the industry.