Promise Okeruo Nwankwo

President/CEO

Financial Inclusion Platform Limited, West Africa

Biography

Promise Nwankwo (MBA, B.Sc., FCA, Acti, Mcib)
Promise is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Associate of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He is an Accounting Graduate of University of Nigeria and also holds a Master’s degree in Finance of the same University. With a post graduate experience spanning over 30 years, Promise is a highly experienced professional in various fields spanning across Lecturing, professional accounting practice, Investment and Commercial banking, Pension fund administration and Investment, Consulting and Microfinance. He was the immediate past Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of Accion Microfinance bank in Nigeria where he worked as a top level executive and a Microfinance expert for 9 years. He joined Accion when the company was barely one year old and was part of the Executive Management Team that nurtured the bank from a start-up to now a reputable player and market leader in Microfinance subsector in Nigeria. He also worked briefly as the Bank’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). He had previously worked with Oak pensions Ltd as Head of Compliance and Audit, and Head of Investment Management Departments. Promise had also worked with NAL Bank Plc (Now Sterling Bank) where he headed several Units and Departments as well as other Financial Institutions and other organizations. Over the last Ten years, he has been trained in various aspects of Leadership, Microfinance and Financial inclusion including Harvard Business School (Boston USA), Boulder Training Institute (Turin, Italy), Lagos Business School (AMP 27) among others.

As the CFO of Accion, he worked with local and international DFI’s in providing the much needed funding in support of the bank’s operation and growth over the years. Promise is currently the CEO and founder of Financial Inclusion Platform Limited which has just commenced operation as a Consulting outfit in Microfinance and Financial inclusion. It also serves as an investment gateway into Nigeria’s Microfinance market.