Mrs. EYAMBA THERESA NZEKWU

Mrs. EYAMBA THERESA NZEKWU

Eyamba Nzekwu has over 3 decades of diversified real-world experience across public and private sectors, in Finance and Treasury management, Policy formulation as well as Regulatory and Supervisory functions. She is recognized as a leading authority on Pension Funds administration and investment and has worked extensively with local and international financial agencies (including International Finance Corporation, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat London and African Development Bank) in development of operational systems and capacity building in the Pension Industry.

She was a pioneer and the only female Executive Board member in the team that established the National Pension Commission Nigeria; a regulatory and supervisory agency of the Federal Government. She was also in charge of the Technical Division which spearheaded the development of regulations and guidelines for the investment and supervision of funds in the pension industry that enabled the accumulation of  N2.6 trillion ($18 billion) Pension Funds’ assets under management in the 8 years to December 2012; as well as the creation and maintenance of the National Data Bank and Benefits and Administration  guidelines for  the industry.

Prior to this, she served in the Cross River State Government Nigeria as the first female Accountant General, where she repositioned the states Treasury and Accounting services through the establishment of technology driven processes and employee capacity building.  She was a key member of the team that led the transformation of the State into Nigeria’s premier tourism destination.

Mrs. Nzekwu is currently an Independent Advisor on Finance and Pension matters and seats on the board of several companies, including MBO Capital, a Private Equity and Financial Investment Company and MessageWise Limited, a Strategy and Advisory firm.

A Chartered Accountant (ACCA 1981) by profession, she has held various positions at Price Waterhouse Coopers London and Nigeria offices as well at Chase Merchant Bank of Nigeria and is an Alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School of Government.