Business Forum West Africa CBN and Bank of Ghana to speak at event

The event will bring together more than 200 high-level financial representatives from across West Africa.

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Sido Bestani, CEO of SWIFT

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SWIFT has announced the first names in its speaker line-up of industry leaders set to participate in its first ever Business Forum West Africa on November 8, 2016.

The event will bring together more than 200 high-level financial representatives from across West Africa for a day of keynote speeches and interactive panel sessions.

According to a press statement made available to Pulse Business, Adelabu Adebayo, Deputy Governor, Operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria, and Millison Narh, the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, will take part in the panel on Policy in Action: Challenges Facing West Africa, to discuss the impact of the economic downturn, increased expectations around compliance and developments in technology on policy formation in West Africa. 

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The session will focus on FX and liquidity management, financial crime compliance and financial inclusion.

SWIFT is a key player in the Nigerian financial community and a trusted partner,” said Adelabu Adebayo. “I am delighted that the first ever Business Forum West Africa will take place in Nigeria, one of the leading economies in Africa.”

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SWIFT plays an instrumental role in Africa’s financial markets,” said Millison Narh. “I am delighted to take part in this exclusive event, which is a great opportunity for the Ghanaian financial community to learn, share, network and find common solutions to the challenges facing the region.”

Akpan Ekpo, Director-General of the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management will provide delegates with an economic overview of the region.

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Mr. Dipo Fatokun, director of Banking and Payment Systems at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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The roster of experts that will address the Business Forum West Africa includes:

•    Dipo Fatokun, Director of Banking and Payments Systems, Central Bank of Nigeria

•    Joseph Akunyumu Tetteh, Director of Banking, Bank of Ghana

•    Abdoulaye Barry, Director of Financial Integration, West African Monetary Institute (WAMI)

•    Kyari Bukar, CEO, Central Securities and Clearing Systems

•    Segun Sani, CEO, Lakewood Investments, and Trust

•    Tayo Asupoto, General Manager of Settlements at GT Bank

•    Ike Williams, CIO at Heritage Bank

•    Sam Okenye, Chief Information Security Officer at the United Bank for Africa

•    Tunji Alabi, Chief Information Officer, Fidelity Bank Ghana

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