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Coronation Merchant Bank graduates inaugural set of analysts


Onome Komolafe (left); Adedayo Ajayi; Ahmed Ayinde; James Mobolaji; David Amos; Mubarak Saidu; Aigbovbioise Aig-Imoukhuede; Abubakar Jimoh; Toluwalase Ayeni; Mosun Belo-Olusoga; Oluebube Anele; Peter Oke; Chioma Chukwu; Susan Okpokpo; Deborah Babalola; Tobi Ogunbanjo; Gabriella Uzoamaka; Ebenezer Ekiko and Onayimi Aiwerioghene; during the graduation of Coronation Merchant Training School in Lagos.

The Coronation Merchant Bank has graduated its first set of analysts from the Coronation MB Academy.

In a statement, the bank said the event was culmination of an intensive eight-month trainee programme covering various areas of banking and financial services, including broad-based organisational learning across functions, on the job-learning (experiential), corporate/soft skills development and culture management.

Head, Enterprise Management of Coronation Merchant Bank, Onayimi Aiwerioghene, who spoke at the event, said the Coronation MB Academy was established to train and provide a pool of competent, capable banking and finance professionals to be well versed in the modern business of banking and finance as well as equip them with tools which will empower them to become leaders and build meaningful careers in the industry.


According to her, the bank would engage successful trainees from the current set as executive trainees immediately.

“From our talent acquisition process to the quality of facilitators to the curriculum and structure of the programme, participants are given the best instructional and practical experience to enable them attain the highest levels of excellence espoused in the Coronation MB way. Through our graduate trainee programme, we are poised to develop global talent locally, and raise the next generation of finance leaders for the bank and the Nigerian economy,” she said.

Also, Managing Director (MD)/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the bank, Abubakar Jimoh, urged the new analysts to use their unique and valuable skills acquired during the programme as a ladder to the top of their careers.

He said the bank would continue to invest in promising talent, whilst providing the opportunity for qualified and dedicated finance students in Nigeria and across Africa.

“Driven by its vision of becoming Africa’s premier investment bank and with an asset base of over N100 billion, the banking group is certain to leverage its privileged direction by some of Nigeria’s individuals who excelled and rose to the top of merchant banking sector at its height of excellence to become the industry model for risk management, corporate governance and responsible business practices,” he added.

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