Back story: Bola Ajomale

Bola Ajomale, inaugural president of the Nigerian NAC and managing director and CEO of NASD, on his varied career to date and how the CISI has helped him
by Bethan Rees

Praneet Shivaprasad, CISI senior international manager, with Bola Ajomale 

Bola Ajomale’s financial services career began with an accountancy articleship with EY Nigeria, after studying economics at the University of Leeds, UK. “However, I found myself getting more excited about daily official lists and corporate returns than ledgers and audits,” he says. “By the time I had finished my professional exams with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, I was also on the way to qualifying as a dealing clerk on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and one of the first members of the then newly formed Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. To qualify, I had to pass an exam and interview with the council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.”

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Published: 07 Jun 2019
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