Oluseyi Bickersteth has been announced as the new chairman of Diamond Bank’s board of directors, effective June 26, 2018, to take over Chris Ogbechie who retired, on March 31, 2018, after completing his tenure.
The appointment, recently announced by the bank in a statement, is said to come against the backdrop of Bickerseth’s strong values and vision which both align with the bank’s current focus of delivering excellent performance by leveraging technology to provide financial solutions to retail markets.
Uzoma Dozie, chief executive officer of the bank said the bank is honoured to have Oluseyi Bickersteth join and chair its board of directors.
“We welcome his wealth of experience and look forward to his valuable contributions,” Dozie said.
Bickersteth’s profile provided by the bank says he holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Ibadan and an M.Sc. in Economics from York University in Canada. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
“Prior to being the chairman of KPMG Africa practice and national senior partner of the Nigerian practice, he was the head of tax and regulatory practice and served as engagement partner on major tax advisory and compliance projects. Bickersteth played an oversight and coordinating role in KPMG’s delivery of professional services to companies in the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroun, Angola, Equatorial Guinea & Gabon. He also heads the oversight committee for KPMG Africa,” his profile read.
Bickerseth is noted to have been involved in Vision 2010 of the federal government of Nigeria, which prepared a memorandum on the vision for Nigeria, by year 2010.
“He has also chaired a working group on “Nigerian Tax Reforms 2003 & Beyond” for the federal government of Nigeria and has served on the technical committee of the federal government that prepared the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the oil and gas sector.”
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