- Aina Emerges Chairman of Global Banking Body
A past President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Dr. Olusegun Aina, has been elected as the pioneer Chairman of the Global Council of Global Banking Education Standards Board.
A statement on Tuesday said that Aina, who is also a former President of the West Africa Bankers’ Association, emerged as the chairman of the GBEStB after an election held on July 25, 2017.
The statement explained that three vice chairs were elected from the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Ghana to support Aina and give strategic leadership to the body.
In his acceptance speech, Aina noted, “It is not by accident for the CIBN to get this global recognition and acknowledgement. This feat is attributable to the selfless services rendered over the years by the various leaders, especially founding fathers and all presidents (present and past) of the CIBN without exception.
“This, indeed, for us is a call to service as the CIBN is now in the eyes of the world. By the grace of God and the support of all, we will excel in the tasks ahead.
“Thank you for nominating me to serve on the global council as the representative of the CIBN, which provided the platform for my emergence as chairman of the global council, the highest decision making organ of the GBEStB.”
Prior to his election, Aina had been representing the CIBN on the 12-nation task force set up in 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which midwifed the establishment of the Global Council of Global Banking Education Standards Board, which was formally inaugurated on April 26, 2017.
According to the statement, the GBEStB, which is an initiative founded by many of the world’s leading banking institutes, comprises of 26 founding institutions from 26 countries across the planet.
It explained that over the next five years, membership of the association saddled with the responsibility of developing clear, internationally agreed standards for the education of professional bankers and enhance ethics and professionalism in banking worldwide, was expected to spread to not less than 100 countries.