CRC Credit Bureau Limited has announced the appointment of a new chairman and three non-executive directors.
The board appointed Dr. Gregory Ovie Jobome as the Chairman of its board of directors. Jobome replaces Mr. Dele Alabi whose two-year tenure expired in May 2017.
Also, the three non-executive directors appointed are Kyari Bukar, Shuaib Audu and Biyi Olagbami
Jobome also obtained a Master of Science Degree (1994) and a Doctorate Degree (2002) both in Economics and Finance from Loughborough University, United Kingdom.According to a statement, Jobome is currently the Executive Director, Risk Management Division at Access Bank Plc. He is a thorough-bred professional with strong academic credentials. He obtained a first-class degree in Economics from the University of Maiduguri in 1986 and a Distinction in Master of Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1990.
He has over 25 years of work experience obtained from Guaranty Trust Bank Plc; University of Liverpool Management School; Manchester Business School and Access Bank Plc. He was appointed director, representing Access Bank on the board of CRC Credit Bureau limited in December 2013.
On the other hand, Bukar appointed as independent director, is the Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. He was the MD/CEO of the Central Securities Clearing System Limited (CSCS) till December 2016. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and M.Sc. degree in Nuclear Engineering from Oregon State University, USA. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School (LBS); Wharton Business School and Harvard Business School, USA. Bukar’s professional experience transverses the financial services, IT Services, IT/financial infrastructure and the public sector.
Also, Audu will represent the Stanbic-IBTC/Standard Chartered Bank bloc on the board of CRC. He is currently an Executive Director at Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited. He holds a MBA from the University of Oxford UK, a MSc. in International Securities, Investment & Banking from Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK and a B.A. (Hons) degree in Business Economics from Leicester University, UK. Audu has extensive investment banking experience in Treasury/Global Markets and is also a Director of Stanbic IBTC Investments Limited and Stanbic IBTC Ventures Limited.
Olagbami will represent the Keystone Bank/Union Bank bloc on the board of CRC. He is currently the Chief Credit Officer of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. He holds a B.Sc and M.Sc in Architecture from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and a MBA from IESE (University of Navarra), Barcelona, Spain . Olagbami has extensive cross-border experience in credit and risk management.
“The board of CRC is delighted at the appointment of Dr. Jobome and look forward to him bringing his wealth of corporate experience and expertise in risk and compliance, corporate governance, human resources and strategy to CRC. The company is also delighted to have the three directors join the board; their rich, diverse professional experience will contribute to the company’s next growth phase.
“CRC Credit Bureau Limited is the leading credit bureau company in Nigeria with credit information of over 95 per cent of the Nigerian lending industry covering commercial banks, non-bank institutions, retailers and utility service providers. We provide an industry-wide information repository on credit profiles of corporate entities as well as consumers, thus improving the ability of credit providers to make informed lending decisions,” the statement added.