The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has upgraded its compliance function to a full department, naming long-serving banker Ms. Maureen Mba as Director. Until her appointment, Ms. Mba was Associate Director in charge of the Compliance Unit, as it then was, having assumed that position in 2017. Prior to that, she served as Manager, Compliance, from 2005. Ms. Mba joined Afreximbank from the Central Bank of Nigeria where she worked in the Office of the Governor from 1986 to 1994.
She earned her MBA (General Management Emphasis) from City University, Bellevue, Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Science from the New York Institute of Technology, also in the US. She also holds the Diplôme Approfondie in French Studies and Computing from the Chambre de Commerce de l’Exterieur/Cite Universitaire, Strasbourg, France, and a Diplome French from the Universite de Clemont Ferront, also in France.
She has attended numerous professional training programmes and holds several certifications in ethics, corporate governance and compliance.
In her new role, Ms. Mba will be in charge of directing Afreximbank’s compliance functions and the strategic objectives related to compliance risk management. Her responsibilities will include; implementing appropriate structures that allows for effective oversight of the Bank’s compliance landscape and strengthening existing capacity by ensuring that the Bank stays abreast of global trends with regard to ethics, corporate governance and compliance risk management.