Arunma Oteh Elected Chairperson Of Royal African Society


Former Director General of Nigeria’s Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), Arunma Oteh has been elected Chairperson of the Royal African Society..

Oteh made this announcement via her LinkedIn Page on Tuesday, as she hailed her predecessors at the organization. The Royal African Society – a 120-year old society – helps improve the relationship between the British government and African countries.

“Honoured to have been elected Chairperson of the Royal Africa Society, an organisation that has served #Africa for 120 years. I look forward to building on the great work of my predecessors Zeinab Al Badawi of the BBC and Mark Malloch-Brown, President of Open Society Foundations, Council colleagues and staff led by Director Nick Westcott and Deputy Director Desta Haile,” Oteh wrote.

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The Royal African Society prides itself as a membership organisation “that provides opportunities for people to connect, celebrate and engage critically with a wide range of topics and ideas about Africa, today.”

The Royal African Society’s mission statement states “… through our events, publications and digital channels we share insight, instigate debate and facilitate mutual understanding between the UK and Africa.
We amplify African voices and interests in the academia, business, politics, the arts and education, reaching a network of more than one million people globally.”

Oteh spent five years as the DG of Nigeria’s SEC before she went on to become the Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank. She’s currently an Academic Scholar at the University of Oxford.

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