All set for BusinessDay’s banking conference on Thursday



All is now set for the long awaited BusinessDay’s conference on banking risk, corporate governance, and regulation this Thursday, February 11, 2010.


Featuring at the conference includes Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor; Umaru Ibrahim, acting managing director, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), and Remi Babalola, minister of state for finance.


Confirmed to attend the conference which holds at Federal Palace Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos with the theme ‘Banking reforms in Nigeria: what next after CBN’s intervention”, include Svein Harald Oygard, former governor, Central Bank of Iceland, who presently is a director at Mckinsey and Company.


Also, other banking experts and financial analysts confirmed to grace the conference include Mario Blejer, former governor of the Central Bank of Argentina and former director, Centre for Central Banking Studies, London; Razia Khan, head of economic research and regional head of research, Africa at Standard Chartered Bank, UK; Tara O’Connor, managing director, Africa Risk Consulting, UK; and Dirk Cupei, director, deposit protection, German Banking Association, who is also vice-chairman, European Forum of Deposit Insurers.


The conference is coming at a time when the entire financial landscape in Nigeria changed significantly following the interventions by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).


Following the global financial crisis, and in particular, its peculiar Nigerian type, the world’s attention has focused on the twin issue of risk and regulation in the financial system.


While governments around the world have been concerned and working to ensure that the effect of the global crisis is reduced, attention has been focused on finding solutions and ensuring that future occurrence is either eliminated or minimised. 



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