Access Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Dr. Gregory Ovie Jobome, to the position of Group Chief Risk Officer, following the recent approval granted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).Greg will have overall responsibility of leading the Enterprise Risk Management division of the bank.
Prior to joining the bank, Greg had consulted for Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) on a broad range of risk-related projects, including risk policy, risk strategy, risk automation and Basel II capacity building.Before now, he ha also lectured at the University of Manchester Business School, where his interests covered risk management, corporate governance, finance and emerging economies. He had previously worked in the Financial Control and Treasury departments of GTBank.
Gregory holds a first class degree in Economics from the University of Maiduguri and an MBA, with distinction, from the Obafemi Awolowo University. He also holds Master of Science, under a Bank of England Fellowship and PhD in Economics and Finance from Loughborough University, UK.
Greg will be supported in his role as Group Chief Risk Officer by a team of highly regarded professionals and they included: Dr. Emmanuel Moore Abolo, Chief Economist and Group Head, Market Risk, currently President of the Risk Management Association of Nigeria; Pattison Boleigha, Head, Group Compliance and Internal Control, currently Secretary of the Committee of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks; Tijani Ahmad Aliyu, Group Head, Credit Risk Management, formerly of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation and Kola Ajimoko, Group Head, Operational Risk Management.
Speaking on the engagement of the chief risk officer, the bank’s Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, said: “This appointment is a strategic step by Access Bank to further strengthen its risk management capacity; we are confident that Gregory’s pedigree, experience and exposure will have strong impact on our operations.
“Access Bank will continue to invest in the development of its risk professionals and the deployment of risk-sensitive infrastructure in several facets of its business.”The Bank partners with highly regarded institutions including Dun & Bradstreet, PWC, KPMG and Oliver Wyman to continually broaden its risk management capacity.