First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, its CEO, has been honoured with a membership of the Bretton Woods Committee (BWC).
FirstBank has also joined Bretton Woods Committee as an Organisational Supporter in line with the commitment to demonstrate cooperation and foster global well-being.
The membership, which is by invitation only, is in recognition of Adeduntan’s sterling leadership qualities including efforts in ensuring that First- Bank remains at the forefront in promoting financial inclusion in Africa.
According to Bretton Woods, “committee members are leaders at the top of business, academic, and nonprofit sectors.
Influencers from every region of the world – including industry CEOs, international policymakers, and former U.S. officials – we champion efforts to spur economic growth, alleviate poverty, and advance global financial stability. Given your leadership and background, we believe you would be a valuable addition to the Bretton Woods Committee.’’
Since its founding in 1983, members of BWC include leaders at the top of the business, finance, academic, and non-profit sectors, including many industry CEOs, as well as former presidents, cabinet-level officials, and lawmakers who share the belief that international economic cooperation is essential and best served through strong and effective International Finance Institutions (IFIs). Members include President Jimmy Carter; Professor Henry Gates Jr, Harvard University; Mr. Michael E. O’Neill, Chairman of Citigroup (2012-2019).