The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), United States of America (USA) Chapter last Saturday, August 20, held its 2022 Biennial Conference in New Jersey, USA with leaders in the Banking and allied sectors as well as Diplomats and government officials from all over world in attendance.
The program had in attendance an array of dignitaries, including the President & Chairman of Council of the Institute, Ken Opara Ph.D, FCIB, the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Ade Shonubi, Nigeria’s Consul General in New York, Ambassador Peter Lot Egopija, Mayor of the Township of Franklin, Somerset in New Jersey, Phillip Kramer, his Deputy, Nigerian-born Charles Onyejiaka, as well as Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede Ph.D, who represented the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Dr. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
The Conference had as its theme, Foreign Direct Investment: An Important Catalyst for Economic Development (Encouraging Investment at Home by Nigerians in Diaspora).
The hybrid program, which was held at the Hilton East Brunswick & Double Tree Somerset Hotel, also had some other high-profile speakers and participants, including the Group Managing Director/CEO of Sterling Bank PLC, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman and US-based investment specialist and CEO of Nazaru, LLC, USA, Mrs. Toyin Umesiri, both of who made their remarkable presentations virtually.
Other key speakers were Dr. Segun Aina, a past President of the CIBN and President of Africa Fintech Network and Dr. Abiodun Adedipe, Chief Consultant, B. Adedipe Associates Limited. On hand to ensure seamless proceedings throughout the sessions was the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Institute, Seye Awojobi Ph.D FCIB.
The Conference was rounded off later the same evening with a Dinner, Investiture of some members as Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB) and presentation of different categories of Awards.
Pictures here show some of the personalities at the Conference and Dinner/Investiture/Award presentation ceremonies.