FBNBank Ghana appoints two Executive Directors to firm up leadership

As part of strengthening the leadership of FBNBank Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, the bank has appointed Semiu Lamidi and Mohammed Ozamah as Executive Directors.

Semiu Lamidi is the Chief Financial Officer of FBNBank Ghana Limited who has over 19 years of professional experience that cuts across Finance, Audit, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking Operations, Taxation, Treasury Management, Insurance, Budgeting and Performance Management.

Prior to joining FBNBank Ghana in 2015, he has provided oversight responsibilities on subsidiary and investment department, Tax Management, Financial reporting as well as Insurance and Regulatory affair units of FirstBank of Nigeria.

Semiu is a First Class Honours bachelor’s degree holder as well as an award-winning graduate of the Global Executive Master of Business Administration (GEMBA) from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He is a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, (ACCA), UK, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Security Investment, (CISI), UK as well as a holder of a host of other professional and leadership certifications.

Mohammed Ozamah is the Chief Risk Officer of FBNBank Ghana Limited and brings to this new role, over 20 years of professional experience that spans Credit and Marketing, Corporate Finance, Relationship Management, Structured Trade & Commodities Finance, Specialized Lending and Risk Management.

Prior to joining FBNBank Ghana in 2016, he was Head of Risk/CRO for Francophone Subsidiaries (Senegal and Guinea), Head of Specialized Lending Department and CRO for Anglophone Subsidiaries of FirstBank Nigeria Limited (Gambia, Sierra Leone and Ghana). He has at various times analyzed and structured credits in Retail, Commercial and Corporate, Infrastructure, Public Sector, Oil & Gas, Financial Institutions and the Agriculture Business Value-chain.

Ozamah joined FBNBank Ghana’s parent bank, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, in 2003 from Midas Merchant Bank (now merged with FCMB Plc). He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School’s Senior Management Programme (SMP) and a FirstBank Chief Executive Annual Merit Award (CAMA) Winner. He holds a B.Sc. and an MBA (Finance) with a special interest in Corporate Finance. He is a Chartered Banker with the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and a Senior Associate Member of the Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMAN).

Ozamah also holds certification in several other senior management and leadership programmes which include INSEAD (Blue Ocean Strategy); Michigan Ross School of Business (Executive Education); Johnson Graduate School of Management (Cornell University, USA) and Deliotte Academy (Certified Trainer).

The Managing Director of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, FBNBank’s parent bank, Dr Adesola Adeduntan said both Semiu and Ozamah have displayed exceptional professionalism in the performance of their roles. He added that “by their appointment as Executive Directors, their expertise will enrich the FBNBank Ghana Limited Board of Directors and drive the attainment of the bank’s vision of becoming a clear leader and Ghana’s bank of the first choice.”