President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr Olasupo Olusi to serve as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bank of Industry (BOI) for a term of four years in the first instance.
The presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, who made this known in a statement on Thursday, said Olusi’s appointment followed the voluntary resignation of former BOI Managing Director and CEO, Olukayode Pitan.
Ngelale quoted Tinubu as tasking the new BOI boss to “ensure that Nigerians, who are operating all sizes of enterprises across sectors, are given fair and equitable access to much-needed support in order to bolster employment generation and wealth creation amongst income groups in the country with special regard for lower and middle income enterprise operators.”
According to the statement, Olusi has served as a World Bank economist and development finance expert over the past 20 years.
Between 2011 and 2015, Olusi served as the economic adviser to then Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance.
He is an alumnus of Hull University, United Kingdom.
He also obtained a Masters degree in International Money, Finance, and Investment, as well as a Doctorate in Finance and Economics from Durham University, United Kingdom, in 2005.