Parallex Bank’s Managing Director, Mr Olufemi Bakre, was conferred with the Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
Worthy of note is that this is the highest cadre of membership of the Institute. According to the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of CIBN, Dr Seye Awojobi, the Governing Council of CIBN approved his election as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute, having been found worthy of the honour.
According to Dr. Awojobi, Bakre’s elevation together with that of twenty-one others acknowledges his role and invaluable contributions to the Institute, the banking industry, and the Nigerian economy at large as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Parallex Bank.
Dr. Awojobi said Bakre is a worthy member of the Body of Banks CEOs, a member of the Strategy and Advocacy Committee of CIBN from the year 2020 till date; an honorary senior member of the Institute as well as a staunch supporter of the United Kingdom’s branch of the CIBN that played a strategic role in the survival of the branch at its growing stage, hence the honorarium.