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Cowry Assets appoints Uwaleke as independent director

Felix Oloyede

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Cowry Assets appoints Uwaleke as independent director

Cowry Assets Treasury Limited, a subsidiary of Cowry Assets Management Limited, has appointed Professor Uche Uwaleke, President of the Association of capital market Academics of Nigeria, as an Independent Director.

The appointment, which has received the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is for an initial period of three years.

The former Imo State Commissioner for Finance is expected to bring his rich experience in financial markets to bear on the fortunes of the company

Uwaleke is a Financial Economist and a Professor of Capital Market at the Nasarawa State University Keffi where he was at various times the Head of the Banking and Finance Department as well as the Director of Quality Assurance.

He holds a B.Sc. degree in Accounting, M.Sc in Economics and PhD in Finance.

He is a Chartered Banker, Stockbroker and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

He had worked as the Head of Research at Lombard Asset Management Limited

He also served briefly as the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria.

He is on the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He was a member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange Advisory Committee and a Non-Executive Director in Peace Capital Market Ltd.

Uwaleke is also a former Commissioner for Finance in Imo State and a member of Nigeria’s Federation Account Allocation Committee Post Mortem Group.

He is the current President of the Association of Capital Market Academics of Nigeria and the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria Abuja Branch.

He has undertaken consulting engagements for a number of Local and International organisations including the Central Bank of Nigeria, the German Technical Cooperation and the Korea International Cooperation Agency.

He has authored/co-authored over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as 9 books in the area of Finance and Capital Markets.