Tuesday, November 29, 2016/11:27 AM /NSE
The Chief Executive Officer of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON, has been re-elected President of the African Securities Exchanges Association(ASEA)for another two-year term.
This decision was reached at the Association's 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was attended by sixteen Member Exchanges and two Associate Members on Sunday, November, 27, 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda. The Association also re-elected Mr. Karim Hajji, CEO, Casablanca Stock Exchange as the Deputy President.
Commenting on the development, Mr. Onyema thanked the Association for the support he had received during his first tenure as President and for entrusting him with the leadership of ASEA for yet another term. “I am grateful to my fellow Executive Committee Members, for the support and dedication shown to me and to ASEA. I humbly accept this new challenge and I look forward to further delivering on the promise of the Association in the two (2) years ahead”, he noted.
The Deputy President of ASEA, Mr. Hajji remarked that, “A lot of good work has been done by the Executive Committee, the Members and the Secretariat of ASEA in the last two (2) years and I look forward to the next two (2) years in propelling ASEA forward”.
Other officers constituting the ASEA Executive Committee for the next 2 year term include, Mr. Geoffrey O. Odundo, CEO of Nairobi Securities Exchange, Ms. Zeona Jacobs, Director Marketing and Corporate Affairs Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Mr. Edoh Kossi Amenounve, CEO Bourse Regionale des Valeures Mobilieres, Mr. Mohammed Omran, CEO Egyptian Exchange, Mr. Thapelo Tsheole, CEO Botswana Stock Exchange and Mr. Pierre Ekoule, CEO Douala Stock Exchange.
The official opening of the 20th Annual ASEA Conference kicked off on November 28, 2016 at the Serena Hotel, in Kigali. The Conference themed; Road to 2030: Making the Capital Markets Relevant to the Real Economy” will seek to address the direct impact of the stock market on the livelihood of the African citizens.
In his opening remarks during the officiating ceremony, Mr. Onyema noted that “The theme of this year’s Conference couldn’t be timelier in light of the prevailing economic headwinds; it provides us with an opportunity to deliberate on the appropriate responses to the challenges facing us as African economies”.
Dignitaries in attendance at the opening ceremony were the Right Honorable Prime Minister of Rwanda, Anastase Murekezi, several cabinet ministers including the Minister of Finance, Claver Gatete, Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda, Hon John Rwangomba, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu and the Chairman of the Rwanda Stock Exchange, Dr. James Ndahiro.
The Conference has lined up a series of seasoned speakers who will engage the delegates from over 30 countries in robust discussions for the two (2) day Conference. Some of the speakers, include Mrs. Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita, the Chairlady of the JSE, Mr. Tonye Cole, Founder of Sahara Group, Ms. Staci Warden, Executive Director, Milken Institute and Chair of Capital Market Authority (CMA) Rwanda, Sandy Frucher, Vice Chairman of Nasdaq and Mr. Paul Muthaura, CEO CMA Kenya, among others.
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