OFFIAH, Chilo Chris




B.Sc, MBA, FNIM, FBIM, FCIB, FICM, GCFR banker, administrator; b: February 26, 1946; p: Enugu, so: Enugu; m: Chief Joy Clara Oliaku Onwe; No of Children: three s, one d; Education: St. Patrick's Elementary School, Coal Camp, Enugu, Enugu State; Abbot Grammar School, Ihiala-Onitsha, Anambra State, 1960-64; St. Theresa's High School, Nsukka, 1965-66; New Hampshire College. Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 1975; North-Eastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 1977; Harvard University, Harvard Business School Executive Education Programme, 1996. Career: Clerk, Asst. Accountant, National Bank of Nigeria, Enugu branch, 1970-72; Internal Auditor, Merchant National Bank, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, 1972-75; Controller, Roxbury Action Programme Incorporated, Massachusetts, USA, 1976; Consultant/ Loan Officer, First National Bank of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 1977-78; Deputy Term Lending Manager, First Bank of Nigeria PIc, 1978-79; First Bank Pic, 1978-79; Understudied All Merchant Banking Operations at Standard Chartered Merchant Bank, London, for First Bank of Nigeria Pic, 1982; Term Lending, Corporate Finance Manager, First Bank of Nigeria Pic, 1979-82; Standard Chartered Merchant Bank, London, May 1982-Dec 1982; Principal Area Manager, Lagos Island, First Bank of Nigeria Pic, 1983-85; Assistant general manager Treasury Advances, Corporate Finance, 1989-90; First Bank of Nigeria Plc, 1985-89; Assist, gm. treasury. First Bank of Nigeria Pic, 1990; ; Deputy General Manager, Treasury, 1990; appointed General Manager/Chief Executive, FBN Mer chant Bankers Limited, 1990-91; Managing Director/Chief Security Officer. FBN, Merchant Bankers. Ltd., 1991-2000; ch/ceo. Inter Trust Ltd, Jan 1. 2001; ch. Enugu State Special Advisory Committee on Finance, 1992-93;Nigerian Mineral Water Industries Ltd, Onitsha, 1988-199l; Fellow Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM), Fellow British Institute of Management (FBIM), Fellow British Institute of Bankers, London (FCIB), Fellow Chartered Institute of Bankers, Nigeria, Fellow Institute of Credit Management, Britain (FCIM); Assoc, International Management Institute of Geneva; International Executive Programme, Fellow Institute of Management Consultant, Nigeria; mm: Institute of Directors, Nigeria; Governing Council, Financial Institutions Training Centre; Business Council, Enugu State University of Technology; dir. Kakawa Discount House Ltd; Nigerian Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) Ltd; honorary mem., Money Market Association of Nigeria; ch. Premium Securities and Finance Company Ltd, Eastern Bottling Company Ltd, Udi Local Government Trust Fund; mem. editorial board, Nigeria Banking Annual, incorporating Who's Who in Banking, 1987-89; Chairman Nigerian Mineral Water Industries Limited, Onitsha, Anambra State, 1988-91; mm/v-presd. council, Nigerian Institute of Management, 1990; Patron, Nigerian Red Cross Society, Ugos State Branch, Eti- Osa Division; h: doctorate Business Administration, Enugu State, University of Science &Technology, Award for excellence, Merchant National Bank Certificate, New Hampshire, USA; academic silver cup award, Hesser College, 1974; valedictorian, Hesser College, 1975; academic gold key award. New Hampshire College, USA, 1975; best salesman award. South Western Company, Nashville, USA, 1975; RAP insight award for contribution to the Bossom Black Community, Boston, USA, 1975; corporate excellence award, Financial Post, 1994; the role-model entrepreneurial award, Ofomedia 1994; Fifty Notable Leaders in Corporate Nigeria, Newswatch Communications, 1995; Philanthropic Giants Award, African Women Communication Limited, 1995; Merit Award, Nigerian Economic Student Association, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, 1995; merit award, Enugu State University of Science and Technology's Student Union, 1995; one of thirty top entrepreneurs in 1996; renomination, The Guardian Newspapers, 1997; business leader of the month (June), Junior Chambers International, 1996; Men of Achievement Award, Corporate Press Incorporated, 1996; one of the fifty notable leaders in corporate (renomination), Newswatch magazine, 1997; distinguished chief executive award. Credit News Limited, 1997; one of the Twenty Pace setters in Corporate Nigeria in 1996, Business Times, 1997; one of Nigeria's Thirty Leading Entrepreneurs in 1996; renomination, The Guardian Newspapers, 1997; certificate of merit. The Nigerian Universities Engineering Scientific Forum, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, 1997; merit award, association of Enugu State Development Union, 1997; merit award, Leadership in Enterprise in Africa, 1999; Entrepreneur of the Year award, 1999, ( Banking & Finance), Vanguard Newspapers; 10 Dynamic Leaders in Corporate Nigeria 1998; The Diet Newspapers, Outstanding Business Personality, 1998; Business Times Newspapers, 25, Most Outstanding Chief Executives/Organisations, Tell Communications Ltd., 1998; The 30 leading Economists - This Day Newspapers,1999; 20 Pace Setters in Corporate Nigeria, Vanguard Newspapers, 1998; Council honour. Port Harcourt chamber of commerce. Industry, Mines &Agriculture, Pillar of Education awards, the Joint Mass Literacy Project, Awka Anambra State, August 2000; Market Driven Director/CEO of the Year 2000 Award, Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria 2000 Annual marketing Award, November 2000; National Honours: Grand Commander of the Federal; Republic.(GCFR), 30m September, 2001; State honours: Anambra Merit Award, 1989; Nigerian Mineral Water Industries, Onitsha, Anambra State; hd: Doctorate, Business Administration, Enugu State University of Science and Technology. Publication: Treasury Management in Nigerian Banking Industry; Effective Implementation of the Monetary And Fiscal Policies of Nigerian 1991 Budget, Management in Nigeria, 1991; Numeriere-Solution of World Economic Problem; The Role of Financial Institutions in Rural Development, 1986-87; Management of Syndicated Loans; Reviewing the Money Market in Nigeria, 1995; Growth of Foreign Investments & Developments of The Capital Market in 1996; At the workshop on the 1996 Federal Budget By The Esut Business Council, A Bankers view on the 1997 Budget At the 1997 Pre Budget Seminar Organised By Ikoyi Junior Chamber, November, 1996, and many others, sc: Ikoyi Club; Eko Sauna-Gymnasium, Traditional Titles: Odi- Uko-Na-Mba of Abor; Ekerin Balogun Bobagunwa of Ibadan-Land, 1998; Eze Dike of Abor; Okaomee of Eke; Akuzuiuora of Ebe, since 1998 Hob: table tennis, golf, swimming, reading, off: 9/11, Macarthy Street, Onikan, Ugos. tel: 01-260080- 9, 01-2636354, 01-2630665. res: No 4, Onikapo Akande Street, (Road 12) Lekki Pennisula, (Phase 1) Lagos, tel. 01- 2692740,4704040, 2693767,7752969, P.O.Box. 52440, Falomo Lagos.
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