Zenith Bank Signs Pact With CFA Institute To Develop Finance, Investment Professionals
Zenith Bank Plc has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute to promote efforts and activities that support the formation, training, and updating of human capital in finance and investment for the overall development of the Nigerian financial services sector.
The MoU was signed by the Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc, Ebenezerthe President of the CFA Institute, Margaret Franklin, and the President of CFA Society Nigeria, Ibukun Oyedeji last Tuesday.
At the signing ceremony, Onyeagwu commended the CFA Institute and the CFA Society, Nigeria for their laudable programmes in developing finance and investment professionals in Nigeria. According to him, your Women in Investment Management Initiative, CFA Institute Research Challenge, CFA Society Nigeria Ethics Challenge and University Affiliation Program are very laudable,Zenith Bank’s continued partnership with the Institute and the Society to ensure that young finance and investment professionals get the needed support for their career development.
“As a good corporate citizen, Zenith Bank remains committed to furthering the economic, cultural and social developmentAs such, we continue to support projects and initiatives that have long-term social and economic benefits for our various publics and stakeholders. Partnering with the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Nigeria is therefore a demonstration of our commitment to building professional excellence in the finance services industry in
At the CFA Institute Africa Investment Conference, during the ‘Journey to the Top: A Discourse with CEOs’ segment, Onyeagwu inspired future finance and investment professionals to uphold the highest standards of integrity.
He stressed the importance of making difficult yet high-quality decisions, building robust networks, and dedicating themselves towork for career success.
In his words, “As upcoming professionals, the opportunities are immense for you. Africa doesn’t getthan Nigeria. There is a scarcity of the right kind of people who have the to provide leadership in organizations. Decide to be one of those who different. You must be driven gratification. In Zenith what us is the strive for excellence. It is not about who you are and where you come from. We have the you can think of anywhere in the world.”
He assured the young finance and investment professionals that Zenith Bankoffer immediate employment opportunities to CFA Charter Holders Accountants.
Also speaking on the MoU, the President of CFA Institute, Margaret Franklin reiterated the Institute’s commitment to the professional development of students and upcoming professionals.
“There are many things that we do for students, we invest heavily in them because they are our future.to lead the investment industry with the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of starts with our CFA
She commended Zenith Bank for its continued support of the CFA Society Nigeria and sponsorship of the CFA Institute Researchover the years. She also commended the bank for being one of the top employers of CFA members in the country.
Also speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, the President of CFA Society Nigeria, Ibukun Oyedeji commended Zenith Bank for its partnership with CFA Societyits commitment to the development of young finance professionals in the country.
The CFA Institute Africa Investment Conference is being hosted by the CFA Institute and CFA Societies from Ghana, East Africa, South Africa and Mauritius. The conference has representatives from over 20 universities in Nigeria (members of their investment clubssupported by the CFA Society).