Afreximbank Boss for ‘The Bullion’ Lecture


The President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Cairo, Egypt, Prof. Benedict Oramah, will deliver The Bullion Lecture 2019.

The event will hold on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Oramah, who is also Chairman, Board of Directors, Afreximbank, currently serves on the Practitioner Advisory Board of the Institute for Trade and Innovation of Offenburg University, Gengenbach, Germany. He is also a member of the Emerging Markets Advisory Council of the Institute of International Finance, and an Executive Committee Member of the Factors Chain International. Professor Oramah eqaully serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of African Trade.

Oramah will be speaking on ‘Leveraging The African Intercontinental Free Trade Agreement for Nigeria’s Economic Development.’  

“The Bullion Lecture, a platform conceptualised by the Centre for Financial Journalism (CFJ Nigeria) for lively discourse on national and international issues, is always delivered by first-rate academics or professional,” a statement from the organisers explained.

According to the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of CFJ Nigeria, Ray Echebiri, the lecture would be chaired by the President/Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Dr. Uche Olowu; while the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, will be the Special Guest of Honour.  

Other discussants include  the Director General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Muda Yusuf and Vice President, Government and Corporate Affairs, Olam Nigeria, Mr. Ade Adefeko.

“Expected guests at the lecture include government officials, captains of industry, banking industry executives, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of multilateral institutions, senior media executives and other journalists, and members of the public,” the statement.