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Zenith Bank Partners with CFA Institute to Foster Growth of Finance and Investment Professionals

Zenith Bank Partners with CFA Institute to Foster Growth of Finance and Investment Professionals

Zenith Bank Plc has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, aimed at bolstering efforts to enhance the development of human capital in finance and investment, thereby contributing to the advancement of Nigeria’s financial services sector. The MoU, signed by Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Group Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank Plc; Margaret Franklin, President/CEO of the CFA Institute; and Ibukun Oyedeji, President of CFA Society Nigeria, took place on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, lauded the CFA Institute and CFA Society Nigeria for their commendable initiatives in nurturing finance and investment professionals within Nigeria. He expressed Zenith Bank’s commitment to collaborating with both entities to ensure the provision of essential support for the career development of young finance and investment professionals. Onyeagwu emphasized Zenith Bank’s dedication to contributing to the long-term social and economic growth of society through strategic partnerships like this one.

At the CFA Institute Africa Investment Conference, Dr. Onyeagwu encouraged aspiring finance and investment professionals to uphold integrity and strive for excellence in their careers. He highlighted the vast opportunities available in Nigeria and assured attendees of Zenith Bank’s commitment to offering employment opportunities to CFA Charter Holders and qualified Chartered Accountants.

Margaret Franklin, President/CEO of the CFA Institute, reiterated the Institute’s commitment to nurturing the professional development of students and emerging professionals. She commended Zenith Bank for its continuous support to CFA Society Nigeria and sponsorship of the CFA Institute Research Challenge. Ibukun Oyedeji, President of CFA Society Nigeria, also praised Zenith Bank for its dedication to the development of young finance professionals in the country.

The CFA Institute Africa Investment Conference, hosted by the CFA Institute and various CFA Societies, including those from Ghana, East Africa, South Africa, and Mauritius, serves as a platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing among finance professionals. The conference, which includes participation from over 20 Nigerian universities, underscores the commitment to nurturing the next generation of finance and investment leaders.