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Ocorian appoints Business Development Director for West Africa and opens new representative office


Maurice Okolo joins international provider of trust, administration and fiduciary services as Business Development Director and will lead activity in West Africa.

Okolo’s appointment follows a raft of senior recruitments that has reinforced the firm’s commercial drive in Africa and the Middle East.
Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Okolo will be responsible for running a new representative office for the region, bringing in new business across the Group’s full service offering. He brings over 15 years of financial, investment advisory and asset management expertise to Ocorian, including a number of years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Okolo says: “As a Nigerian myself, I am thrilled to help Ocorian build up its West African base in Lagos and help leverage on the excellent contacts we have there to deepen our business relationships in both the country and the region. There is a lot that can be done in terms of strengthening the connection between financial and governance capital for our fast growing enterprises and that is where Ocorian, as an award-winning provider of corporate and fiduciary services, can make a difference.”
Richard Arlove, Ocorian Regional CEO for Africa, Middle East and Asia, says: “The recruitment of Maurice and the opening of our Lagos office are important milestones in our continued expansion on the continent. We now have representative offices in Lagos, Nairobi, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa. Our expanding footprint and the renewed dynamism of our impending merger with Estera has put us in a favourable position to continue delivering value to our African clientele. I am delighted that Maurice is joining us at such an exciting time for us all as the continent witnesses sustained growth.”

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