ASEA Elects Onyema President


Yemisi Izuora

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar N. Onyema has been elected the president of African Securities Exchanges Association, ASEA, at its 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Mr. Karim Hajji CEO Casablanca Stock Exchange was also re-elected as the Deputy President of the association.

The re-election of the President and his Deputy follows a term of two (2) years since their first appointment in 2014 in those capacities. The AGM was attended by 16 Member Exchanges and two (2) Associate Members.

Other officers constituting the ASEA Executive Committee for the next 2 year term include, Mr. Geoffrey O. Odundo, CEO of Nairobi Securities Exchange, Ms. Zeona Jacobs, Director Marketing and Corporate Affairs Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Mr. Edoh Kossi Amenounve, CEO Bourse Regionale des Valeures Mobilieres, Mr. Mohammed Omran, CEO Egyptian Exchange, Mr. Thapelo Tsheole, CEO Botswana Stock Exchange and Mr. Pierre Ekoule, CEO Douala Stock Exchange.

Mr. Onyema in his response commended the Association for the support he had received during his past tenure as President of the Association and for entrusting him with the leadership of ASEA for yet another term.

“I am grateful to my fellow Executive Committee Members, for the support and dedication shown to me and to ASEA. I humbly accept this new challenge and I look forward to further delivering on the promise of the Association in the two (2) years ahead;” he noted.

The Deputy President of ASEA, Mr. Hajji remarked that, “A lot of good work has been done by the Executive Committee, the Members and the Secretariat of ASEA in the last two (2) years and I look forward to the next two (2) years in propelling ASEA forward.”

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