By Michael Eboh
Citibank Nigeria Limited in conjunction with EuroFinance have announced their resolve to tackle key economic issues affecting the growth and development of the West African region.
To this end, both companies are organising a conference seeking to address the issue of trade financing, corporate governance, counter party risk compliance, regional interconnectivity among others.
According to a statement by Mrs. Ogochukwu Ekezie, Corporate Affairs Officer, Citibank, the conference, which kicks off, Tuesday, in Lagos, will feature an array of both local, regional and global experts assembled by Citibank to discuss key issues affecting the region, especially in this challenging economic climate.
She further stated that the conference provides an opportunity for the bank, which is the lead sponsor of the programme, to strengthen client and partner relationships through information exchange and knowledge transfer.
She quoted Mr. Emeka Emuwa, Managing Director, Citibank Nigeria as saying that the symposium is another opportunity for Citibank to reaffirm its leadership position in Cash Management in Africa.
She stated that Mr. Emuwa, who would be delivering a keynote address at the conference will be joined by Mr. David Cowan, Africa Economist, Citibank, who will be providing an analysis of the region and the African economy on the whole.
She further stated that Mallam Lamido Sanusi, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is expected to deliver a keynote address, focusing on the financial system fallout in West Africa on the second day of the conference.
She said, â€œOther speakers at the conference include Citi experts, John Ahearn, Global Trade Head; Emeka Okonkwo, General Manager and Commercial Banking Head; Mr. Akin Dada, General Manager and Head of Energy, and; Roland Ebelt, Managing Director, Nigerian Bottling Company; Richard Till, Finance Manager, Procter & Gamble West Africa, among others.â€