The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) now has a new registrar and chief executive in the person on Mr. Akin Morakinyo, an Honorary Senior Member of the institute, who took after Dr Seye Awojobi, as he retired following the completion of his tenure. The appointment is effective from the first of November 2022. The president of CIBN, Dr Ken Opara, said that the appointment is a call to service and expressed his confidence that Mr. Morakinyo will continue to discharge his duties with dedication and uphold ethics and professionalism which are the hallmarks of the industry.
Mr. Akin Morakinyo joined the institute in 2012 as an assistant director, and rose through the ranks to become the director and group head of membership services in 2019 through hard work and exemplary leadership. In this capacity, he contributed to the development and execution of the institute’s current strategic focus and also upheld the sanctity and prestige of the institute’s membership.
Morakinyo was once an assistant general manager at the United Bank for Africa, where he served as the head of the Academy before joining the institute. He had risen to managerial roles within the telecommunications industry, where he also was in charge of staff training and development, quality assurance management, business process management, special projects, MIS/IS support and operations development long before he ventured into banking.