Another Internationally recognised name in the banking sector had scooped a major award.
Mr. Olukayode Pitan, who is the Chief Executive of Nigeria’s Bank of Industry, BoI, scooped the coveted recongnition and honour.
He was awarded the Special African Banking Leadership Commendation Award during the just-concluded 9th edition of the International Forum on African-Caribbean Leadership (IFAL).
The event is on the sideline of the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the New York Hilton Midtown, USA, with the theme: African-Caribbean Cooperation and Today’s Geopolitics.
When executives performed exceesingly, it is not within their jurisdiction to be recognised but globally too, a sign that their performance is of an international standard within the industrial sector.
As the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Industry, Nigeria’s oldest and largest development finance institution, Mr. Pitan draws from significant experience gained across various financial services sectors, including banking and capital markets, during his over 30-year career in carrying out the mandate of the Bank.
Under his leadership, the Bank of Industry has significantly transformed Nigeria’s industrial sector by providing affordable long-term financing and counter-cyclical loans diversified across various sectors of the Nigerian economy.
In the last five years, he has pioneered several innovative transactions in the Nigerian capital market and the international financial market towards Nigeria’s economic development.
To date, he has led the Bank of Industry to successfully raise about $5 billion from the international market through syndications and the bond market over the last four years and the bank, under his leadership, has also consistently promoted financial inclusion by supporting the expansion of over 3 million enterprises, which created over 7 million jobs for the Nigerian people.
Additional reporting (VM)
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