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Ambassador Joe Keshi

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Ambassador

Local Address: Nigeria
 
Background

Employment History

  • Chairman, Ambassador
    UBA
  • Director General
    Braced Commission
  • Ambassador
    Bank for Africa Plc
  • Chairman of Directors
    Bank for Africa Plc

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • University of Ibadan
  • Masters degree , Administration and Development
    Institute of Social Studies , the Hague
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Ambassador Joe Keshi, a ...
afrigrowth.org, 8 Jan 2015 [cached]
Ambassador Joe Keshi, a renowned technocrat of versatile experience, is reckoned with a remarkable track both in the public and private sectors in Nigeria. He retired as the Permanent Secretary of both Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cabinet Secretariat under Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Musa Yar Adua respectively. A diplomat for thirty-four years, who served in Togo, Ethiopia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Namibia, Sierra Leone (where he participated as a facilitator in the negotiations that ended the 10 years of civil war in the country) and the United States of America, where he served as the Consul-General of Nigeria based in Atlanta, covering the South East of the USA. He also served as the National Coordinator, Nigeria National Volunteer Service (NNVS), which has the mandate to mobilize and facilitate the involvement of the Nigerian Diaspora in Nigeria's development. He currently serves as the Director General of BRACED Commission, a body set up to harmonize socio-economic development in the South South region of Nigeria. In his private sector track, he has scaled the ladder of success in United Bank for Africa (UBA) between 2010 and 2013. He was appointed a non-executive Director in 2010, the Vice Chairman of the Board in 2011 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board. A graduate of political science from the University of Ibadan, he holds a Masters degree in Administration and Development from the Institute of Social Studies, the Hague (with emphasis in policy analysis) and an Executive Course fellowship from the John Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston, USA. Widely travelled, Ambassador Keshi is a recipient of many international and local awards including the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) conferred on him by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Mrs Keshi
About Us - South Strategy
southstrategy.com, 5 Aug 2014 [cached]
Joe Keshi
Ambassador Joe Keshi, retired as the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria. He had earlier served as the Permanent Secretary Cabinet Secretariat, under both Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Musa Yar Adua. A diplomat for thirty- four years, he served in Togo, Ethiopia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Namibia, Sierra Leone (where he participated as a facilitator in the negotiations that ended the 10 years of civil war in the country) and the United States of America, where he served as the Consul-General of Nigeria, based in Atlanta, covering the South East of the USA. He was appointed National Coordinator, Nigeria National Volunteer Service, which has the mandate to mobilize and facilitate the involvement of the Nigerian Diaspora in Nigeria's development.
A graduate of political science from the University of Ibadan, he holds a Masters degree in Administration and Development from the Institute of Social Studies the Hague (with emphasis in policy analysis) and an Executive Course fellowship from the John Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston, Mass, USA. Widely travelled, Ambassador Keshi is a recipient of many international and local awards including the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) conferred on him by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Ambassador Joe Keshi OON
NEW UBA CHAIRMAN APPOINTMENT HIGHLIGHTS DYNAMIC GROWTH IN AFRICAN MARKETS | AfricanSelect
www.africanselect.com, 19 Dec 2013 [cached]
Lagos, Nigeria, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- United Bank for Africa (UBA), the pan-African financial services group in which investment company Heirs Holdings (http://www.heirsholdings.com/) has a strategic interest, has announced the appointment of a new board chairman, Ambassador Joe Keshi. The appointment of Ambassador Keshi, who brings significant foreign service experience, signals the increasing importance of UBA's pan-African and global network.
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Elumelu said, "Joe Keshi brings to this position a track record of rigorous governance, an international perspective and experience in policy formulation.
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I can think of no better person than Joe Keshi to lead UBA.''
Ambassador Keshi has over 35 years of public service, working at the highest levels of government administration in Africa and during his career served as Permanent Secretary, at the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of Nigeria, The Hague, Netherlands and Consul-General of Nigeria in Atlanta, USA. Ambassador Keshi was first appointed to the UBA Board in 2010 and became Vice Chairman in 2011. Ambassador Keshi's appointment follows the retirement of Chief Israel Ogbue, a member of the UBA Board since 2005 and who has served as Chairman since January 1, 2011.
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Speaking on his appointment, Ambassador Keshi said, "UBA has demonstrated ability for creating sustained value for our various stakeholders.
United Bank for Africa Appoints Ambassador Joe Keshi as Chairman | African Examiner
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Home > Banking & Finance, Business > United Bank for Africa Appoints Ambassador Joe Keshi as Chairman
United Bank for Africa Appoints Ambassador Joe Keshi as Chairman Posted by African Examiner Banking & Finance, Business Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
The African Examiner
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, the pan- African financial services group is delighted to announce the appointment of Ambassador Joe Keshi as Chairman of the Board. Ambassador Keshi was appointed to the Board of UBA in 2010 and was made Vice Chairman on January 1, 2011.
The Outgoing Chairman, Chief Israel Ogbue (right) congratulating the new Chairman, Ambassador Joe Keshi during the meeting of the Board of Directors of United Bank for Africa Plc in Lagos.
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The Outgoing Chairman, Chief Israel Ogbue (right) congratulating the new Chairman, Ambassador Joe Keshi during the meeting of the Board of Directors of United Bank for Africa Plc in Lagos.
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Ambassador Keshi's appointment follows the retirement of Chief Israel Ogbue, a member of the UBA Board since 2005 and Chairman since January 1, 2011.
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Ambassador Keshi is an admirable choice to lead the Bank in its next growth phase" said Chief Ogbue.
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Ambassador Keshi speaking on his appointment said "I am touched that my fellow board members have asked me to chair the Board.
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We are privileged to have the combined experience of Ambassador Keshi and Mrs Okwechime, one of the four distinguished women on our board".
UBA Appoints New Chairman, ...
societynowng.com, 28 Nov 2013 [cached]
UBA Appoints New Chairman, Ambassador Joe Keshi. UBA Appoints New Chairman, Ambassador Joe Keshi. - SocietyNowNg.com ::: News from the Nigerian Society, Entertainment, Movie, Music, Fashion, Parties, Interviews...
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UBA Appoints New Chairman, Ambassador Joe Keshi.
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United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, the pan- African financial services group is delighted to announce the appointment of Ambassador Joe Keshi as Chairman of the Board. Ambassador Keshi was appointed to the Board of UBA in 2010 and was made Vice Chairman on January 1, 2011. He has over 35 years working experience at the highest levels of government as a career diplomat, serving as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, The Presidency, Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of Nigeria, The Hague, Netherlands and Consul-General of Nigeria, Atlanta, Georgia.
Ambassador Keshi's appointment follows the retirement of Chief Israel Ogbue, a member of the UBA Board since 2005 and Chairman since January 1, 2011.
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Ambassador Keshi is an admirable choice to lead the Bank in its next growth phase" said Chief Ogbue.
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Ambassador Keshi speaking on his appointment said "I am touched that my fellow board members have asked me to chair the Board.
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We are privileged to have the combined experience of Ambassador Keshi and Mrs Okwechime, one of the four distinguished women on our board".
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