CreditRegistry, Nigeria’s largest credit bureau, has announced the appointment of Mrs Fatumata Soukouna Coker as Chairman of its Board of Directors and Mr Anthony Kayode Gilbert as Board Director.
The announcement was following the approval after the Company’s Annual General Meeting held on October 30, 2020.
The appointment of Mrs Fatumata Soukouna Coker as Chairman Board of Directors and Mrs Jameelah Sharrieff-Ayedun as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, makes CreditRegistry the first female-led credit bureau in Nigeria.
“We are in an exciting transformation period as a company, and the appointment of Fatumata Soukouna Coker and Kayode Gilbert will further enhance our progression as Nigeria’s leader in credit reporting. They come to the board as well-respected business leaders and their combined wealth of experience leading local and multinational companies will align well with our corporate governance culture. As part of our strategy to expand financial inclusion as a customer-centric bureau, and invest in new opportunities, their technical expertise and knowledge of delivering large-scale consumer services will be invaluable” said Mrs Jameelah Sharrieff-Ayedun.
Mrs Fatumata Soukouna Coker, a global and emerging market leader, has over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies in the high-tech industry across the globe. This includes global management responsibilities at IBM, Microsoft, and Soft Solutions Limited, a Nigerian information technology solutions company.
She is the Chairman of Afrinvest West Africa, a leading Nigeria-based investment bank. Her expertise in global and emerging markets has enabled her to work with a wide variety of companies in the USA, Africa, India, and the Middle East. Prior to her appointment as Chairman Board of Directors, she served as the Chairman, Nomination and Governance Committee of the Board.
“I am deeply honoured to be appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors” said Coker. “CreditRegistry, as the pioneer in credit reporting in Nigeria, contributes significantly to financial inclusion by easing access to credit for businesses and individuals. My responsibility is to advance our vision and maintain our leadership position in this sector. Following nearly two decades of exemplary board leadership, I will collaborate with the experienced and committed board directors to serve the Nigerian economy even better.”
Kayode Gilbert is a Deputy Director of Engineering at Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company. As a director in the Propulsion Systems Division (PSD), he is responsible for providing engineering oversight and strategic leadership that leverages the tremendous technological strength of the Boeing enterprise, industry and academia to improve overall productivity and execution.
On his appointment, Kayode Gilbert commented. “I am delighted to continue my contribution to the success of CreditRegistry as a Board Director. We are united in our ambition to expand credit opportunities for consumers and businesses in Nigeria. I will apply my unique industry experience and depth of knowledge for delivering complex technical solutions that are scalable for use by millions of consumers daily. Together with the board directors, we will further foster growth and innovation to bring CreditRegistry’s important vision and mission to life.
“CreditRegistry” is Nigeria’s largest credit bureau and pioneer of the industry, serving members since 2003. CreditRegistry is officially registered as CR Services (Credit Bureau) Plc. and fully licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria.