The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has upgraded its compliance function to a full department, naming Maureen Mba as director.

Mba was previously associate director in charge of the compliance unit, as it was previously called, having assumed that position in 2017. Prior to that, she served as compliance manager from 2005.

Mba was previously hired by the Central Bank of Nigeria, where she worked in the governor’s office from 1986 to 1994.

In her new role, Mba will be in charge of directing Afreximbank’s compliance functions and the objectives related to compliance risk management. Her responsibilities will include implementing appropriate structures that allow for effective oversight of the bank’s compliance landscape. She will also be strengthening existing capacity by ensuring that the bank stays abreast of global trends with regard to ethics, corporate governance and compliance risk management.