BREAKING NEWS: President Tinubu Appoints the Managing Director of Signature Bank, as Executive Director of the Nigeria Export Promotion Council

MRS, NONYE AYENI, Managing Director Signature Bank

In a significant development that promises to bring fresh expertise and leadership to the Nigeria Export Promotion Council, President Bola Tinubu has appointed Nonye Ayeni as the new Executive Director, replacing Dr. Ezra Yakusak. Nonye Ayeni is poised to bring a wealth of experience and a robust track record in the banking and financial sector to her new role.

Nonye Ayeni’s Impressive Background

Nonye Ayeni, the Managing Director of Signature Bank ng, one of the newly licensed commercial banks in Nigeria, has carved an impressive career in the financial industry. Her journey to this prestigious appointment includes pivotal roles and accomplishments:

She has served as the Former Deputy Managing Director at Funds and Electronic Transfer Solutions Limited (FETS). Nonye Ayeni’s tenure at FETS was marked by her dedication to excellence in electronic payment systems. Her contributions played a crucial role in shaping the financial landscape, particularly in the realm of electronic transfers and fund management.

Until September 2022, Nonye Ayeni served as an independent non-executive director at the FMDQ Exchange, where she demonstrated her capacity for strategic thinking and her commitment to driving the Nigerian financial market forward.

Prior to her role at FETS, Nonye Ayeni held the position of General Manager at Zenith Bank Plc. Her responsibilities were wide-ranging, encompassing strategic management across multiple divisions. These divisions included treasury and financial services, correspondent banking, business, human resources, and human capital management. Her broad experience across these sectors makes her well-equipped to take on the challenges of her new role.

Nonye Ayeni’s impressive career at Zenith Bank spanned over 12 years, during which she served as the Group Treasurer. Her role included direct oversight of setting up the fixed income and currency desk of Zenith Bank. This experience provides her with a deep understanding of the financial markets and the intricacies of managing diverse portfolios.

Nonye Ayeni’s appointment as the Executive Director of the Nigeria Export Promotion Council comes at a pivotal time for the organization. With her extensive experience in the banking and financial sector, as well as her leadership roles in different institutions, she is poised to bring a fresh perspective and dynamic vision to the Council’s efforts in promoting and facilitating Nigerian exports.

As Nigeria seeks to expand its global trade presence and boost export volumes, Nonye Ayeni’s appointment signifies the commitment of the Nigerian government to harnessing the best talents for its economic development. Her wealth of experience, both in financial management and strategic leadership, is expected to drive the Nigeria Export Promotion Council to new heights.

The appointment of Nonye Ayeni as the Executive Director reflects President Bola Tinubu’s dedication to selecting individuals with a proven track record of success and innovation. It is anticipated that under Nonye Ayeni’s guidance, the Nigeria Export Promotion Council will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Nigeria’s exports and economic growth.