EZEKIEL OSENI, Ph.D. is the Chief Risk Officer, Bank of Industry Limited, Nigeria. He supervised the design and implementation of the Bank’s Enterprise-wide Risk Management (ERM) Framework in 2013. His unwavering devotion to implementing the ERM framework earned the Bank its first ever rating of A- from a domestic rating agency (Agusto & Co.) in 2014. In 2015 and 2016, he was able to secure AA+ (nga) and Aa1 ratings from Fitch and Moody’s respectively. These ratings subsists till date. However, in 2016 he was able to move the domestic rating by Agusto & Co. to A+. He has been able to ensure the automation of most of the Credit and Risk Asset Management processes in the Bank.
Ezekiel was the Acting Managing Director/CEO of National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND), between August, 2016 and December, 2017 to implement the Government’s plan of winding up the agency. He was the pioneer Head of Internal Control and Audit Division, Bank of Industry. He saw to the affairs of the Division for eight years before he was transferred to Risk Management Division of the Bank. Prior to Bank of Industry, he taught in several higher institutions in Nigeria including Ibadan Polytechnic, University of Ilorin, Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State University, Kwara State Polytechnic, Osun State College of Technology and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye. He is currently an adjunct lecturer at Department of Banking and Finance, University of Lagos, Nigeria where he teaches new business creation and entrepreneurship management on the postgraduate programme. He was also the Head, Internal Control Unit of former Citizens International Bank, Nigeria.
Ezekiel holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Accounting from University of Ilorin, Nigeria and a Ph.D. degree in Business and Applied Economics from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, associate of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He is a certified information and system auditor. He has published several articles in reputable academic journals across the globe.