International professional body, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) has commended new MD/CEO of Anchoria Investment and Securities limited, Babatunde Dada for its best professional standard.
Senior International Manager of CISI, Praneet Shivaprasad, who led the CISI team to Anchoria House during a courtesy visit, said they are identifying with Dada, who is an associate member of CISI, as an excellent ambassador of the body.
“When we received news of him becoming MD/CEO of Anchoria, it means a lot to us and this visit is to congratulate him and to maintain that relationship with him. It is great to see a CISI associate member as the CEO of a firm in Nigeria and also an excellent ambassador of CISI.”
Babatunde Dada became the new MD/CEO of Anchoria last October.
Shivaprasad informed that following its partnership in Nigeria with Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CISN) in 2015, more individuals in the investment firms have taken advantage of CISI qualification.
“In the last five years we have been working across Nigeria to develop professional standards and to support the capital market. Nigeria is a leading economy in Africa and we couldn’t be working in Africa without being in Nigeria. We have partnered with CIBN and CISN to offer CISI qualification and membership to their own qualified individuals and to add international element to what they have done locally with their professional bodies. In addition, we have been trying to reach out to local firms to try to take up the professional qualification by their employees.”
I am also encouraging some of our members to take advantage of this and possibly use CISI materials as benchmark for our human capacity development.
In his reply, Babatunde Dada, MD/CEO, Anchoria Investment & Securities Ltd said, “CISI qualification, increases your knowledge and confidence on the job and makes you employable anywhere in the world. For example, if I have to move to the U.K or UAE, It would be easy for me to adapt with my CISI qualification.”
Similarly, Nigeria representative of CISI, Dr John Osuoha said the body will host a forum for Nigeria members today at Eko Hotels and Suites. “This would be an opportunity for our members in Nigeria to come together and network and to see the face of CISI as well. Additionally, we would be launching a Nigeria advisory council made up of CISI members to supervise CISI activities in Nigeria and promote what we are doing in industries so that international standards can be shared locally.”