Former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) DG and World Bank Vice President, Ms Arunma Oteh, will leave her position at the World Bank to join Oxford University, Reuters reports.
Ms Oteh will be joining St Antony’s College of the University as an academic scholar in January 2019.
She was appointed Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank Group in 2015, where she and her team have been responsible for managing its $200 billion debt portfolio, as well as an asset portfolio of almost $200 billion for the World Bank Group and 65 external clients, including central banks, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds.
Before her World Bank appointment, Oteh served a five-year term as the Director General of the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
World Bank’s president, Jim Yong Kim, thanking Oteh for her service to the Bank said: “Her committed service to the World Bank Group, to our mission, and to our clients around the world, we wish her the best at Oxford”
Prior to her appointment as SEC DG, Ms Oteh served as Vice President, Corporate Services of African Development Bank (AfDB) from 2006 to 2009. She was the Bank’s Group Treasurer from 2001 to 2006 and held other positions in lending and Treasury at AfDB between 1992 to 2001.