NSE President, Oscar Onyema concludes tenure at ASEA

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Oscar Onyema has concluded his tenure as the President of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA).

Onyema’s tenure elapsed as ASEA’s President was disclosed in a statement made available to newsmen by the association.

The CEO, Casablanca Stock Exchange, Karim Hajji, was elected as the President, while Edoh Amenounve was elected as the Deputy President at its 22nd Annual General Meeting.

Hajji, according to the statement, would take over the leadership of the association from Onyema, after he had successfully served two terms as president of ASEA.

What you should know about Oscar N. Onyema

Onyema is Chief Executive Officer and Council Member at the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Onyema served as Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President of American Stock Exchange LLC.

The NSE boss served as a primary liaison among various Amex operating divisions, the trading floor community, and external constituents. In addition, he was responsible for strategy and competitive analysis, Membership and Registration Department and Market Data Services Department.

Before joining the Amex, Onyema worked at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) as Senior Analyst for Business Planning and Development. He serves as the Chairman of the Board at Central Securities Clearing Systems Limited. He also worked at DPMS (IBM Business Partner) as a Marketing Executive, marketing IBM mid-range systems.

He serves on several industry committees including CTA Operating Committee, NASDAQ UTP Plan Operating Committee, and SIFMA/FIF Regulation NMS working group. He served as an adjunct lecturer at the Economics Department of Pace University for five years and is a frequent public speaker on market structure and market data issues.

Onyema received an MBA in Finance and Investments from Baruch College in New York City and B.Sc Computer Engineering degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria.

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About ASEA

Founded in 2007, the ASEA is the premier Association of 23 securities exchanges in Africa. ASEA aims at developing Member Exchanges, enhancing the global competitiveness of Member Exchanges and providing a platform for networking and exchange of information.

Meanwhile, the 22nd Annual ASEA Conference held on Monday, November 26 and Tuesday, November 27, 2018, respectively.

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