Monday, February 2, 2015 5.35PM/NSE
The Chief Executive Officer of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON, has been named Most Innovative CEO of the Year in recognition of his tremendous role in the development of the Nigerian capital market. The award was presented at the inauguration ceremony of the 9th President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mines & Agriculture (ABUCCIMA), held at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja on January 21, 2014.
According to Mr. Jude Igwe, Vice-president, public relations, ABUCCIMA, the awards are given to only individuals who have consistently demonstrated uncommon resilience and innovation in their various economic engagements.
Commenting on the award, Onyema said, “I am honoured to receive the 2014 Abuja Chamber Award for Most Innovative CEO of the Year. While this award is personal in nature, it would not have been possible without the great team at The Nigerian Stock Exchange, who are making significant contributions to the development of the Nigerian capital market and Africa at large. This award is for my team, I am just receiving it in my name”.
Onyema also noted that “The NSE has made great strides in its transformation journey which has brought about major reviews of its governance, market structure and operations, a stronger regulatory environment, and the implementation of innovations required for delivering a robust and efficient capital market”.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote, GCON, Sir Emeka Ofor and Mr. Olatunde Ayeni were among those honoured by the Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture.
MR. OSCAR N ONYEMA, OON
Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON was appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and member of the National Council in April 2011. Under his stewardship, The NSE became a member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) on October 28, 2014.
Mr. Onyema has over 20 years of experience in both the financial and information technology sectors in Nigeria and USA. He is the President of African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), Chairman, West African Capital Market Integration Council; Chairman of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc, the clearing house for the Nigerian capital market; Council member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CIS), and a Global Agenda Council member of the World Economic Forum. Mr. Onyema also serves on the boards of all NSE subsidiaries, as well as FMDQ OTC PLC (FMDQ).
The Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture (ABUCCIMA) was established in August of 1986 as a Company limited by guarantee with the principal object of promoting economic and industrial development within the FCT in particular and Nigeria in general.
ABUCCIMA is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, member-funded organization solely representing the common interests of the business community and focused primarily on putting the interest of businesses in the FCT first. The Chamber is privately funded by corporations, foundations and members and therefore her energies are directed by the views and input from this community.
Presently, ABUCCIMA has formed alliances with business leaders, trade associations, sister chambers, government agencies, & foreign embassies to accomplish its goals of enhancing the sustainable growth and development of businesses in the FCT. The Chamber is a growing body whose broad based mission and vision is to develop a more enterprising, vibrant and diverse economy, strengthen local businesses and enterprises, attract investment, share prosperity and create a better employment opportunities in the community.