Citibank Organises Forum for Banking Industry


Nume Ekeghe

Citi said it recently concluded a week-long cash and trade seminar for banking industry professionals. The seminar had over 45 participants from various banks in the industry.
In a statement at the weekend, the bank stated that the annual seminar was a demonstration of Citi’s commitment to using its global resources and expertise to improve the knowledge base of Nigeria’s banking professionals.

The course was designed to provide both intermediate analysis of international cash & trade policies and processes and an insight into current global developments and emerging trends.
The forum also provided an excellent opportunity for interactive discussions between key operators in the local market.

According to Citi Financial Institution’s Head in Nigeria, Mr. David Oji: “Citi’s objective is to share with participants important developments in international trade and payments and to provide a better appreciation of the fundamentals governing these aspects of international banking.
“These seminars are targeted in particular at bankers who are directly responsible for processing cash & trade transactions and/or marketing related products.”

The seminar was officially opened by the CEO of Citi Nigeria, Mr. Akinsowon Dawodu.
Dawodu highlighted Citi’s partnership with other banks in the industry and reinforced Citi’s commitment to improving the standard of banking for all key stakeholders including regulators, banks and customers.

The primary facilitator was a Senior Trade Advisor from Citi EMEA Trade Advisory and Trainer, Mr. Parvez Todiwala, who has experience in International trade and payments.
Other facilitators were Citi Correspondent Banking Group Head in Nigeria, Mrs. Iheyinwa Onwuasoanya and Country Chief Compliance Officer, Ms. Shola Phillips.