Okoya appointed Chairperson of Women in Finance Nigeria’s Women’s Empowerment Commission

MMs. Funke Okoya, Executive Director of NOVA Merchant Bank, has been appointed Chairperson of the Women in Finance Nigeria (WIFNG) Women’s Empowerment Commission.

Okoya’s appointment was announced along with four other new executives at a recent signing of the International Partnership/Affiliate with Women Working for Change.

The Women Working for Change is an organ of the African CEO Forum, the largest international forum for the African private sector.

The newly appointed members of the Exco were selected from the organization’s committed senior staff and given the specific task of chairing the Association’s five new Commissions.

The appointment of Ms. Okoya as President is a major boost for women’s empowerment in Nigeria and is expected to spur initiatives that advance the cause of women, the pursuit of financial education and women’s inclusion while promoting gender parity.

Speaking at the event, Chairwoman of Women in Finance Nigeria, Ms. Toyin Sanni said, “We are very pleased with the launch of these important commissions under the leadership of these dynamic senior executives as well as the election of our new national secretary. of which served honourably, over time at WIFNG.

Funke Okoya, who expressed her enthusiasm at the appointment, said, “This appointment is designed to respond to the aspirations of women in Nigeria and further enrich the conversation on capacity building, provide access to finance, expand the achievement of value, add relevance, recognition and network for women. .”

She added that the expanded executive committee demonstrates the association’s commitment to supporting women across the country by providing leadership and sustainable professional development to women, through creative coalition and partnerships with international organizations of women like Women Working for Change.

Funke is Executive Director, Investment Banking and Subsidiaries at NOVA Merchant Bank, and has led key initiatives that are transforming the Bank into a leadership position.

While congratulating Ms. Okoya on her appointment, NOVA Merchant Bank Chairman Mr. Phillips Oduoza said Funke was at the forefront of gender diversity, sustainability and female inclusion, adding “As a board of directors, we are pleased with the recognition that will elevate the commission to the next level under his chairmanship.

NOVA Merchant Bank is a leading merchant bank in Nigeria that offers an integrated suite of financial solutions spanning financial intermediation, wholesale and investment banking, asset and wealth management, business services, transaction banking, cash management and digital banking.

WIFNG is a non-profit organization registered in 2016 to provide policy advocacy for greater representation of women in the financial sector and in financial roles in public and private sector organizations. WIFNG advocates for positive economic policies and is a platform for women in financial roles to collectively address labor and societal challenges that affect women.

WIFNG also provides opportunities for capacity building, networking and economic empowerment. In 2019, she set up and registered her UK chapter, WIFNG UK, a vibrant organization for African women working in the financial services industry in the UK.

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