Polaris Bank Boss, Bolarinwa Emerges as President of ACAMB

The Head of Corporate Communications, Polaris Bank, Rasheed Bolarinwa was on Wednesday, elected as the president of the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB).

Rasheed Bolarinwa who has served the association as secretary-general for two terms emerged was declared president after the conclusion of the election in Lagos.

He was sworn-in alongside other elected executives– Oze Kalu as 1st vice-president (FirstBank); Lola Egboh as 2nd vice-president (First City Monumental Bank, FCMB); Sipe Babajide as secretary-general (EcoBank); Omide Odekina as assistant general-secretary (United Bank for Africa, UBA).
Others were: Patrick Osilaja as financial secretary (Fidelity Bank); Funmilayo Falola as treasurer (Wema Bank); Abdul Imoyo as publicity secretary (Access Bank); Utulu Ozena as social secretary (Heritage Bank).
Speaking shortly after the swearing-in, the new president said, “we have no time to waste. Work commences immediately.”
He appreciated the members of the association for giving him the privilege to serve.

He also thanked the immediate past executives and vowed to continue in their good works while exploring greater dimensions to move the association forward.

Bolarinwa hinged his agenda on the theme– PEAL which means Partnership & Platform, Engagement, Advocacy and Learning & Value addition.
He said, “The new leadership 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 fulfilment on the job while at the same time being assured of a sustainable livelihood long after exiting the industry.”
ACAMB is an umbrella body for managers and public relations professionals in the Nigerian banking sector. It was established in 1996 as a response to the negative perception of the banking industry during that period.
The objective of the association is to enhance the working relationship amongst banks, the government and the public.
It also aims to solidify trust and confidence amongst stakeholders for the growth of the banking sector.

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