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Roger Ellender, NPL AdvisorsRoger Ellender,
Managing Director, NPL Nigeria

Roger has over forty years’ experience in investment and commercial banking, in an emerging market environment, of which the past twenty years have been spent in Nigeria. Prior to establishing his own financial consultancy firm, Ellender Enterprises, Roger was the Chief Risk Officer at the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Lagos – an African supranational financial institution that specializes in infrastructure financing in Africa, specifically in power, oil & gas, transportation, heavy industry and telecommunications.

Prior to working for AFC, Roger worked for a number of financial institutions in Nigeria, mainly in business origination, operations, risk management, compliance and controls.

Prior to coming to Nigeria, Roger worked for a number of global financial institutions, primarily in the Middle East and Asia, and with global financial institutions, including UBS, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank, BNP (now BNPP) and Bank of America.

Roger’s financial skills include structuring of complex infrastructural related transactions, risk management (design and implementation of policies within an Enterprise Risk Management Framework), remedial debt restructuring, structured trade finance, portfolio management, corporate governance, compliance, banking operations and board director functions, applied to a Pan African environment.

Roger has a BA (Hons) from the University of Liverpool and a MA from the University of Essex. He is an Alumnus of INSEAD , Fontainebleau (France) and IMD, Lausanne (Switzerland).