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The Board and Management of Interlinked Technologies Plc has announced the appointment of Mr Christopher Okoro as its new Managing Director. 

Okoro will be replacing Mr Olusegun Layodewho stepped down from the company’s Board following his retirement as announced by the Management. 

This was disclosed in a notification sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). 

Mr Christopher Okoro’s background: He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Imo State University, an MBA from Lagos State University and an MA in International Business Management from Middlesex University, London. 

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Okoro is a seasoned banker with over 17 years of professional experience which cuts across Branch Management, Retail and Commercial Banking, Product Development, E-Business and Corporate Strategy. He started his career in 2002 as Operations Officer of Fortune International Bank for 3 years before going on to Access Bank to head their Retail Banking Sector for another two years.  

He also served as Branch Manager for Access Bank for three years. After this, he moved tKeystone Bank, retaining his title as Head of Retail sales for an extra four years.  

His professional affiliations: Mr Okoro is a member of several local and international professional associations including the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered), Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered), Institute of Credit Administration and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has a BSc in Public Administration from Imo State University, an MBA from Lagos State University and an MA in International Business Management from Middlesex University, London. 

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Related development: In another notice sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the company announced Samuel Agweh & Associates as the new Company Secretary. 

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The company also announced the appointment of two non-executive directors and the retirement of two other directors from its company.  

Mr Chike Ikenga and Mr Surajeen Balarbe Yakubu were announced as the new non-executive directors while Mr Emmanuel Bribena and Mr Balogun Adedayo retired as Directors from the Company’s Board. 

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The newly appointed Non-Directors and Company Secretary, according to the notice, will provide directions for the Company with their wealth of experience and expertise. 

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Reincarnated as a lover of stocks, Angel investors, seed funds, and anything aligned to tech or startups raising money, Joseph's work at Nairametrics involves following the money to wherever it leads. Before joining Nairametrics, he won an investigative journalism fellowship with ICIR, appeared in several national dallies, with hard-hitting opinions, features and investigative pieces. He has also engaged in content marketing and copywriting for a top e-commerce firm in Nigeria.

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