A new Chairman has been appointed by Diamond Bank Plc and he is Oluseyi Bickersteth, who takes over from Professor Chris Ogbechie, who retired from the position on March 31, 2018, after completion of his tenure.
The appointment of the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the financial institution, according to a statement, takes effect from June 26, 2018.
Bickerseth’s appointment comes against the backdrop of his strong values and vision which both align with the bank’s current focus of delivering excellent performance by leveraging technology to provide financial solutions to retail markets.
Commenting on the appointment, Uzoma Dozie, GMD/CEO, Diamond Bank, said: “We are honoured to have Mr Oluseyi Bickersteth join and chair our Board of Directors. We welcome his wealth of experience and look forward to his valuable contributions.”
Bickersteth holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Ibadan and an M.Sc. in Economics from the York University in Canada. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
Prior to being the Chairman of KPMG Africa Practice and National Senior Partner of the Nigerian Practice, he was the Head of Tax and Regulatory practice and served as Engagement Partner on major tax advisory and compliance projects.
Bickersteth played an oversight and coordinating role in KPMG’s delivery of professional services to companies in the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroun, Angola, Equatorial Guinea & Gabon. He also heads the Oversight Committee for KPMG Africa.
He was involved in Vision 2010 of the Federal Government of Nigeria, which prepared a memorandum on the vision for Nigeria, by year 2010. He has also chaired a working group on “Nigerian Tax Reforms 2003 & Beyond” for the Federal Government of Nigeria and has served on the technical committee of the Federal Government that prepared the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the oil and gas sector.