The Head, Corporate Communications of Polaris Bank Ltd., Mr Rasheed Bolarinwa has been elected as President of Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB).
The election held on Wednesday (today) in Lagos.
Newsclickng.com reports that Bolarinwa until his election as president today was Secretary General of the association, a position he held for two consecutive terms. He succeeds Charles Aigbe, the erstwhile Divisional Head, Brand & Communications, Fidelity Bank PLC.
Speaking shortly after the election and swearing-in of the new executives, Bolarinwa thanked members of the association for the opportunity to serve. He appreciated the immediate past executives and promised to consolidate on the gains while further exploring new frontiers to take the association to greater heights.
The new ACAMB head anchored his agenda on the theme: PEAL. An acronym that stands for ‘Partnership & Platform, Engagement, Advocacy and Learning & Value addition.
“The new leadership ably led by my humble self will work assiduously to deliver an ACAMB that encourages and ensures every marketing communication staff in banks aspires and attains the highest level of professional recognition and fulfillment on the job while at the same time being assured of a sustainable livelihood long after existing the industry. We have no time to waste. Work commences immediately,” Bolarinwa said at his inauguration.
Newsclickng.com reports that other executives elected alongside Bolarinwa include: Mr. Oze Kalu, 1st Vice President (FirstBank); Mrs. Lola Egboh, 2nd Vice President (First City Monumental Bank, FCMB); Mr. Sipe Babajide, Secretary General (EcoBank); Mr. Omide Odekina, Assistant General Secretary (United Bank for Africa, UBA); Mr. Patrick Osilaja, Financial Secretary (Fidelity Bank); Mrs. Funmilayo Falola, Treasurer (Wema Bank); Mr. Abdul Imoyo, Publicity Secretary (Access Bank); Mr. Utulu Ozena, Social Secretary (Heritage Bank).
ACAMB was established in 1996. It is the umbrella body for reputation managers and public relation professionals in the Nigerian banking sector. ACAMB was founded as a response to the then negative perception of the banking industry. The conviction of the founding fathers of the association was that the challenge of favorably positioning the social and economic contributions of the banking sector to the national economy could only be achieved through collective collaboration of all banks.
ACAMB’s objectives include the overarching mandate to evolve and implement strategies that would enhance the reputation of the Nigerian financial services industry and the players within it. The Association aims to improve the working relationship amongst banks, the government and the public as well as build trust and confidence amongst all parties thus promoting a conducive atmosphere for businesses to thrive, among others.