08 Nov Oguche Agudah, Chief Executive Officer, Pension Funds Operators Association of Nigeria (PENOP)
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Nigeria. My most recent role was as a Special Adviser to Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, trade and Investment. In this role, I advised on and implemented policies, strategies and programmes that could help to increase access to finance for Nigeria’s entrepreneurs. This involved constant liaising with regulators, DFIs, foreign investors and commercial entities (Banks, PE and VC funds, the stock market, etc.) to remove road blocks in getting needed finance to start and grow local businesses. I was involved In the formulation and implementation of Nigeria’s most ambitious industrial revolution plan ever- The Nigeria industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP). I also worked on implementing Nigeria’s entrepreneurship development strategy. Prior to this, I worked with Standard Chartered Bank as an Associate Director in their Lagos office, where I was in charge of the credit quality of a portfolio of assets worth USD 7billion. In Standard Chartered, I’ve had short term assignments in South Africa, where I was responsible for recommending and approving credit applications for a portfolio of financial institutions and governments from the 13 countries that Standard Chartered operated in Africa. In between these roles, I worked in the London office where I helped to analyze and structure facilities for African based banks and multilateral organisations that had subsidiaries in London. I combine a rare understanding of emerging markets and the global financial systemic also combine the professionalism of the private sector and social impact objective of the public sector garnered from my work with the government. Specialties: Cash flow analysis, Credit analysis, Credit risk, Coaching decision making, Financial statement analysis, Fixed income, Derivatives, Management, Mentoring, Strategic thinking.