Mr. Roger Ellender was born on September 23, 1950. He holds a BA (Hons) History & Politics from the University of Liverpool, England and MA in Latin American Government & Politics from the University of Essex, England.
His Financial skills span across Risk Management (Design and Implementation of Risk Management Policies within an Enterprise Risk Management Framework), Remedial debt restructuring, Portfolio Management, Corporate Governance, Compliance, Operations and Board Director Functions, applied to a Pan African environment.
He commenced his career in 1978 with Bank of America NT & SA as Assistant Manager Middle East & Africa Office where he rose to the position of Vice President, Credit Administration, International Division. He subsequently worked with with Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP – now BNP Paribas), Standard Chartered Bank Plc (SCB), Credit Suisse, Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) as Executive Director & Head of Structured Export Financing, Singapore.
Between 1999-2004, he was Executive Director, Operations & Risk Management, First City Monument Bank. He subsequently worked with Travelex as head of their representative office in Nigeria and in 2008 worked with Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited as Head of Risk & Quality Assurance.
In 2009, he joined Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Lagos as Chief Risk Officer and rose to the position of Senior Vice President, Risk Assurance. He left AFC in 2018 to work as Chief Executive Officer of Ellender Enterprises (Mauritius) Limited.
He joined the Board of the Bank as a Non- Executive Director following the CBN approval of his appointment on July 17, 2019.