September 27, 2012
The Nigerian Stock Exchange has announced the appointment of Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri, as the Executive Director, Business Development Division, effective September 25, 2012. In his role as the ED Business Development, Jalo-Waziri will have oversight for the Listings Sales and Retention, Branch Network and Product Management Departments of the Nigerian bourse. He will also serve as a member of the Executive Committee (EXCO) of The Exchange.
Until his appointment, he was the MD/CEO, UBA Asset Management Limited which he led from 2009. Prior to this, he worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Afrinvest West Africa (formerly SECTRUST). Jalo-Waziri commenced his career in the Quotations Department at The Nigerian Stock Exchange. He also worked at Kakawa Discount House Ltd, where he started the Asset Management Department and rose to become Head of Asset Management; the department eventually transformed to become Kakawa Asset Management Limited.
The newly appointed ED is an economist with over 18 years of Capital Market and Investment Management experience covering Regulation, Deal Origination, Execution as well as Fund Management and has been involved in various successful ground breaking deals such as Heineken Euro Bond, and British American Tobacco M&A, among others.
Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Exchange said: “we look forward to benefiting from Mr Jalo-Waziri’s rich experience in the Nigerian Capital Market, and the energy he will bring to a role that anchors one of the five pillars of our transformation effort.”
Mr. Jalo-Waziri is a graduate of the University of Maiduguri, an alumnus of Lagos Business School and the Venture Capital Institute of America.
He said this on his appointment: “It is with great pleasure that I have been given the opportunity to return to where it all started for me, which is The Exchange. I look forward to joining a dynamic team that looks to build a sustainable Capital Market in Nigeria. Surely, I am looking forward to the new challenge.”