25 January 2013, Sweetcrude, Abuja – Bankers and financial experts from Nigeria and other West African countries will converge in Abuja on January 28 for a week long annual banking workshop organized by a leading global investment bank, Deutsche Bank.
At the workshop, experts will brainstorm on issues including international trade finance, international payments, agriculture funding and compliance regulations and operations.
To date, Deutsche Bank had organised three of such annual workshops in Abuja, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana.
The workshop is aimed at adding value to investment banking operations in the West African sub-region.
According to Charles Weller, Head, Deutsche Bank, Nigeria, “Over the past years, we have hosted close to 500 West African bankers at our training events and we have been delighted with the success of these workshops.”
“Deutsche Bank experts across the globe will be presenting and speaking at the event, highlighting the ever increasing importance of Nigeria and West Africa in the international financial space,” Weller said.
The bank’s Deputy Head in Nigeria, Mrs. Adeola Azeez, said the workshop aims at putting Nigeria and the region more firmly on the Deutsche Bank map and equally cementing and increasing relationship with the bank’s clients and customers in the West African sub-region.
“Deutsche has a global history covering hundreds of years and we have been in Nigeria for 35 years. We are keen to share our experiences with our partner banks in West Africa and equally learn from theirs,” Azeez said.
With more than 135 years experience in investment banking and presence in over 70 countries across the globe, Deutsche Bank offers unparalleled financial services with track record of strength and resilience and a proven ability to drive long term, sustainable success.
The bank has a long, successful history of arranging structured trade and export finance solutions for buyers and borrowers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Its representative office in Nigeria has been undertaking trading and product structuring across a wide range of financial products, including bonds, equities and equity-linked products for over three decades.