Arunma Oteh has been Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since January 2010. She was also elected Chairperson of the Africa Middle East Regional Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions in June 2010.
Prior to her appointment to the SEC, she was Executive Vice President of the African Development Bank Group from 2006 to 2009 and Group Treasurer from 2001 to 2005. She also held other positions in treasury and lending from 1992 when she joined the bank.
Before joining the African Development Bank, she worked in corporate finance, consulting, teaching and research for a number of institutions, including the Harvard Institute for International Development and Centre Point Investments Limited in Nigeria.
Ms. Oteh is currently leading a transformation of the Nigerian Capital Markets to enable Nigeria to realize its economic potential and is a member of the Nigerian Economic Management Team. She also serves on the board of a number of organizations, including the Pension Commission Nigeria, Asset Management Company of Nigeria, Advisory Board of the Africa Investor, and International Financing Facility of Immunization, a charity organization set up by governments to fast track immunization, a critical vehicle for achieving the MDGs.
Ms. Oteh holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a first class honours degree in Computer Science from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She is the co-editor of the book, ”African Voices African Visions.”