As part of its far-reaching efforts to deepen its ongoing corporate transformation exercise, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the appointment of its Chief Risk Officer, Abiodun Odubola to the Board as Executive Director. Odubola’s appointment would follow the statutory approval of the Central bank of Nigeria.

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of First Bank, Bisi Onasanya said the choice of the new director, is in line with the Bank’s commitment to sustaining the on-going corporate transformation, as well as enhance the capacity of the executive management and board, by deepening specialization and strengthening the corporate governance culture of the Bank.

Prior to his appointment, he had been Head, Credit Analysis and Processing Department in First Bank and Chief Risk Officer at Ecobank Plc. Abiodun started his banking career with Citibank over 19 years ago and garnered diverse hands-on experience covering relationship management, credit underwriting, credit risk management, country risk management and credit audit within and outside of Nigeria.