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NOVA Merchant Bank appoints Anya Acting MD

NOVA Merchant Bank Limited has appointed Mr  Anya Duroha as the Acting Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of the Bank.
The appointment, which is subject to approval of  the Central Bank of Nigeria, became effective on  August 30th 2018.
The appointment of Mr. Anya Duroha follows the exit of Mr. Chinedu Ikwudinma.
Prior to the appointment of Mr Duroha as the Acting Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of NOVA Merchant Bank Limited, he was the Executive Director, Wholesale Bank, responsible for development and management of the Bank’s corporate banking relationships.
Speaking on the new appointment, the  Chairman of the Bank, Mr. Phillips Oduoza  said: “Mr  Duroha’s appointment marks the start of an exciting growth phase in the Bank’s business, following the go live of its Intellect Digital Core (IDC) banking platform as the Bank begins to leverage the benefits of its investment to deliver innovative solutions for its customers.”
Prior to joining the Bank as a pioneer staff, he was the Head, Business Banking at StanbicIBTC, where he was responsible for Commercial Banking and SME businesses in Nigeria. In that role, he had the responsibility for both relationship and portfolio management.
He started his banking career in banking operations in Citibank and has 25 years banking experience spanning across many areas of banking. He was the Head Corporate Banking, United Bank for Africa Plc; Head Corporate Banking, Diamond Bank Plc and Head of Business Development (Designate), Diamond Bank, United Kingdom.
Mr. Duroha holds an M.Sc. in Banking & Finance from the University of Benin and a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is an alumnus of Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and Lagos Business School.