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The metamorphosis of Robert Mbonu …Ex-bank chief launches rare gospel of finance

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The metamorphosis of Robert Mbonu …Ex-bank chief launches rare gospel of finance

The metamorphosis of Robert Mbonu …Ex-bank chief launches rare gospel of finance
July 25
11:28 2016

• On July 25, all roads lead to Mbonu’s finance cathedral
• International partners to storm Nigeria from abroad

Only that which heralds something quite new is actually worthy of the name of a feat. But rare feats happen only by the exploits of rare men – such men like Robert Mbonu. Henceforth, things will never be the same in the Nigerian finance sector, on the watch of Mbonu. The former bank chief has inspired a remarkable first in the annals of the fiscal management across the country’s finance landscape.

As you read, his newly established risk management consulting and advisory firm (RMCIR), is conducting a risk management training and seminar in conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), United Kingdom (UK), for 200 managers of Heritage Bank. Heritage Bank is thus taking the lead to ensure a well enshrined risk culture permeates the entire organization.

The IRM is the world’s leading enterprise-wide risk management education institute.

My short to medium term plan is to help Finance and other Organizations understand the risk framework that should exist in the environments they operate.

It would be recollected that after his banking feats which included the industry acclaimed resurrection of Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria (SGBN) and its successful transformation to Heritage Bank, he retired in 2014 to specialize in an area of finance that was very dear to him: Risk Management.

Thus he spent the last two years abroad, in the United States and United Kingdom, specializing in the emerging all important field of Risk Management.

During the period, he qualified at the UK Institute of Risk Management (IRM), and proceeded to Stern School of Business, New York University, where he completed a Master of Science post graduate Degree in Risk Management. Afterwards, he returned to Nigeria – precisely, four weeks ago to actualise his pet dream of a risk management firm.

Thus he established his a risk management consulting and advisory firm – RMCIR. The company is conducting a Risk Management training and seminar in conjunction with the IRM (UK) for 200 managers of Heritage Bank at the moment. Heritage Bank is therefore, taking the lead to ensure a well enshrined risk culture entire organization.

According to Mbonu, his medium term plan is to help financial firms and other organizations understand the risk framework that should exist in the environments they operate by clearly articulate their risk appetites, in regard to the regulatory risk limits imposed on each sector.
Mbonu seeks to improve his clients’ understanding of the risk assurances that they should seek and receive in order to satisfy themselves in relation to their risk responsibilities.

“I will work with organizations to perform risk horizon scanning at a strategic level for boards. I will work with them to ensure that they have a good understanding of risk roles and responsibilities, and in particular the importance of having robust three lines of defence strategy.

To this end, he will be meeting his visiting partners from the IRM (UK) for cocktails  by 6pm today, Monday July 25, at The Southern Sun Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos

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