FirstBank’s commitment to fostering thought leadership and promoting economic integration will see its group managing director, Bisi Onasanya join other panelists at the Nigeria Summit 2013 organised by Economist Conferences to discuss transformation within the West African sub-region.
President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to flag off the event on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos with a keynote address on the subject: “Nigeria: The Transformation Agenda”.
Onasanya will be joined by executive vice president Africa, Unilever, Frank Braeken, vice President Procter & Gamble West Africa, Manoj Kumar; regional chief executive officer Africa, Standard Chartered, Diana Layfield and deputy director-general World Trade Organisation, Valentine Sendanyoye Rugwabiza at the Session on “The Regional Environment for Transformation.”
The panel will deliberate on several issues including: regional economic and security integration; existing regional economic blocks; regional cooperation through institutions and rules; functions of regional integrations and challenges of regional integration in West Africa.
According to the head, marketing and corporate communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, the Bank considers its participation at the summit as an “opportunity to align forces with global business leaders in the quest to understand the challenges of regional integrations and proffer viable solutions to overcoming them in the nearest future.”
“At First Bank, we recognise the opportunities that regional integration offer and we have consistently demonstrated our support for initiatives geared towards growing integration, entrepreneurship and national development,” she added.