Kevin Moore, Chartered FCSI, CISI director of global business development; Dr Uche Messiah Olowu FCIB, CIBN president and chairman of council; CISI CEO Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI; Seye Awojobi, registrar of CIBN
The agreement replaces a previous agreement signed in Lagos in October 2015 and witnessed by CISI chairman Sir Alan Yarrow, Chartered FCSI(Hon), during his visit to Nigeria while Lord Mayor of the City of London. The new agreement enables the CIBN’s qualified members to access the CISI’s internationally recognised suite of professional qualifications, continuing professional development (CPD) and integrity and ethics related products.
CISI chief executive Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI, said: “We are delighted that in the very week the UK Prime Minister Theresa May was visiting Nigeria that we had an opportunity to further strengthen our links with the CIBN in Nigeria. We are looking forward to working closely with them, particularly in offering our qualifications and membership programme to CIBN members.”
CIBN president and chairman of council, Dr Uche Messiah Olowu FCIB, said: “We are very pleased to renew our relationship with the CISI, a global professional body of high repute working in London, the heart of the world’s international financial services market. Our country has a long history and strong relationship with the UK and we look forward to enhancing this.”
The CISI opened its first African office in Kenya in June. In July 2018 the Ugandan Capital Markets Authority announced the CISI as one of its key partners in an initiative aimed at Ugandan licensed market representatives including dealers/traders, executive directors, analysts and compliance officers. Other countries that have run similar certification initiatives to Uganda with the CISI include Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. Over the past 18 months almost 3,500 CISI exams have been sat in Africa, making it the CISI’s fastest growing market.