NPF Microfinance Bank just appointed a new MD, Mr Akinwumi Mohammed Lawal. I was reading his CV and was blown away by his rise to fame. This bears the hallmark of a guy who grew from the ranks. The guy rose from a clerk to become a Managing Director of a bank after being in banking for about 28 years!!! Check it out yourself.

NPF Microfinance Bank Plc has notified The Nigerian Stock Exchange of the appointment of Mr. Akinwumi Mohammed Lawal as the substantive Managing Director of the Bank. It also announced the appointment of Mr. Jude Chukwueloka Ohanehi as Executive Director of the Bank with effect from the date of its last Annual General Meeting held on June 26, 2014.

Mr. Akinwumi Mohammed Lawal: A Fellow Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB) holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) from the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos (1991 – 1994) before obtaining his Master in Business Administration (MBA) in 2003 from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Mr. Lawal started his professional career with Fidelity Bond Insurance Brokers as a Principal Clerk (1986) before joining the Federal Savings Bank where he was between 1987 and 1991.

Between 1991 and 1993, he worked with FSB International Bank Ltd as a Treasury Unit Officer while from 1993 – 1994, he was at United Commercial Bank Ltd.

He joined the NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (formerly NPF Community Bank Plc) in 1995 as Head of Accounts and has occupied several positions in the bank since then ranging from; Branch Manager (Abuja) 1999 – 2005, Senior Manager (Head of Treasury) 2005 – 2007, AGM (Financial Control) 2007 – 2009, AGM (Operations) 2009 – 2010 and DGM (Operations/Head, Risk Management Enterprise) 2011 – September 2013.

He is an Associate, Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria and was since September 2013, the Acting Managing Director of the Bank prior to this substantive appointment.


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