30-Year-Old Mark Okoye Appointed Commissioner

Mark-OkoyeAnambra State Governor, Mr. Willie Obiano has received world praises and commendation from Nigerians at home and diaspora for appointing the youngest Commissioner in the history of Morden Nigeria.

Mark Okoye possesses a unique combination of experience spanning governance, policy formulation, public sector financing, public budget analysis and corporate finance. Prior to his current role, he served in his current capacity for twenty (20) months during the last administration.

Okoye also served as a senior member of the investment banking division at Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited, where he was instrumental in executing numerous capital raising and financial advisory transactions. Those key transactions include the restructuring of UBA Plc in line with new Central Bank of Nigeria banking guidelines (2012), US$80mm debt and equity capital raising for Kano Shopping Mall (2012), the first and largest shelf registration in Nigeria, US$2.3bn Lagos State Government bond issuance program (2011).

He holds a B.Sc. in Finance from the prestigious George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA and is an alumnus of several executive education courses and programs, including Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Euromoney, Dubai, UAE.

In June, 2015 he was appointed the Special Adviser to the Governor on Economic Planning and budget.

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