Arunma Oteh Former Treasurer, World Bank

Arunma Oteh

Arunma Oteh

Non-Executive Director of Ecobank; Former Treasurer of the World Bank

Arunma is a Non-Executive Director of Ecobank, a pan African Bank. Arunma, a 1990 MBA graduate from Harvard, was Treasurer of the World Bank from 2015-2018 where she led a team that managed the World Bank’s $200 billion debt portfolio as well as an asset portfolio of $200 billion for the World Bank and 65 central banks and other public sector clients.  She was also responsible for an extensive public sector financial advisory business and back office operations, administering payments of over $7 trillion. Prior to joining the World Bank, Arunma was Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria from 2010-2015 where she led the rebuilding of the Nigerian capital markets after the global financial crisis and served on Nigeria’s Economic Management Team.  Arunma has also worked for 17 years at the African Development Bank in a variety of roles including Group Treasurer, and Corporate Vice President.  She has also held a number of Board positions including on the International Organization of Securities Commissions, and the International Financing Facility for Immunization. Her work has been recognised through a number of awards including the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) National Honour In 2011, the New African Woman Award in Finance and Banking (2016) and the Ai Global Institutional Investment Personality of the Year (2018).

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