Bolarinwa, Oze, Falola, Sipe Others Elected New ACAMB Executives
Following the recently held Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB) – an umbrella association of communications and marketing professionals, working in Nigeria’s financial sector, new executives charged with the piloting of the association’s affairs, have been elected.
The hugely attended AGM/ election for key positions which was held on Thursday, 19 January at the Bankers’ House, CIBN Building, Victoria Island, Lagos, saw Rasheed Bolarinwa, Head, Corporate Communications of Polaris Bank emerged the new ACAMB President. First Bank’s Oze K. Oze was elected First Vice President; Lola Egboh of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Second Vice President, while the new Secretary-General is Sipe Babajide of Ecobank.
The position of Assistant Secretary-General was won by Omede Odekina of United Bank for Africa (UBA), while Patrick Osilaja of Fidelity Bank emerged as the Financial Secretary. Wema Bank’s Funmilayo Falola is the new Treasurer while Abdul Imoyo of Access Bank will serve as the Association’s Publicity Secretary. Also on the new executive list is Ozena Utulu of Heritage Bank as Social Secretary.
Four distinguished members of the Association namely: The immediate past President, Charles Aigbe; a staff from CBN, NDIC and CIBN respectively are to serve as Ex-Officios.
Bolarinwa, who has served in the past executive as a two-term Secretary-General, restated his commitment to the upliftment of members in line with his electioneering promises anchored on the four-pillar themed PEAL: Partnership & Platform, Engagement, Advocacy, and Learning & Value-addition (PEAL).
“I will be committed to my vision, which is to reposition ACAMB as a foremost professional Association that encourages and ensures every marketing communications professional in the Banks aspires and attains the highest level of professional recognition and fulfillment on the job while at the same time being assured of a sustainable livelihood long after exiting the industry,” he stated.
The new President further assured that ACAMB under his leadership would seek partnerships and platforms among strategic institutions and stakeholders with a view to delivering value to members, as well as enhancing professionalism.
ACAMB has been in existence for over twenty years (1996 – date). The Association has continued to undertake various programmes and intermediation on behalf of Banks with a view to earning favourable understanding for the banking industry. Its awareness programmes and other activities to engage the public and other stakeholders on developments in the financial sector have contributed towards the stability of the industry and shaped the positive perception of banks in the country.