By Edozie Obasi-Eze
Head, Corporate Communications, Polaris Bank, Rasheed Bolarinwa, was on Wednesday in Lagos elected President of the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB).
Hitherto, Bolarinwa was Secretary General of the ACAMB for two terms.
The new ACAMB president won the votes of his contemporaries with a campaign anchored on the theme, PEAL. An acronym for Partnership & Platform, Engagement, Advocacy and Learning & Value addition.
After the swearing-in with new executives, Bolarinwa thanked his colleagues for the opportunity given to him to contribute his quota to the building a more impactful Association.
He appreciated the immediate past executives and promised to consolidate on the gains and explore new frontiers to take the association to greater heights.
He promised to start working immediately to ensure that professionals aspirations and economic wellbeing of members.
In his words, “The new leadership will work assiduously to deliver an ACAMB that encourages and ensures every marketing communication staff in banks aspires (to) 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.
“We have no time to waste. Work commences immediately,” Bolarinwa said.
Other elected executives include Oze Kalu, 1st vice-president (FirstBank); Lola Egboh, 2nd vice-president (FCMB); Sipe Babajide, secretary-general (EcoBank); Omide Odekina, assistant general-secretary (UBA); Patrick Osilaja, financial secretary (Fidelity Bank); Funmilayo Falola, treasurer (Wema Bank); Abdul Imoyo, publicity secretary (Access Bank); Utulu Ozena, social secretary (Heritage Bank).