As Assistant Vice President GRC, Damian Anochirionye (“Damian”) is responsible for leading the governance, risk management and compliance activities for LeishTon consulting, LeishTon Academy and LeishTon BoardGov. Prior to joining LeishTon, Damian was with Diamond Bank and served in various capacities.

Damian is a seasoned professional with over 10 years’ cognate experience in Banking and Finance. Damian’s professional career is deeply rooted in operations and process improvement as his experience traverse different areas of operations and business segments within Diamond Bank, including Branch Operations, Funds Transfer, Customer Service, International Operations and Trade Services, Reconciliation and Monitoring, Treasury Operations and Corporate Banking.

He was also a pioneering member of the Diamond Serve Department, a function established to provide specialised operational services in the form of service-bridge and interface between the Operations Group and the Bank’s Specialised Business Segment Group such as Corporate Banking and Privileged Banking Groups. Due to his excellent performance in the Diamond Serve department, he was appointed as a Team Lead in the Construction and Infrastructure Division of the Corporate Banking Group. While in the Construction and Infrastructure Division, his team structured major Infrastructure and Construction Financing that accounted for the rapid profitability growth in the Division. Damian has acquired considerable experience in people management, international trade management, business relationship management, investment analysis and management, compliance, project management, research and Leadership.

Damian holds a Master’s degree in Risk Management (MRM) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).

In the course of his career, Damian has attended various courses and training programmes organised by world-class organisations with topics ranging from Exceptional Customer Experience, Finance of International Trade, Global trade documentation, leadership, credit risk, AML, among others. Damian sits on the board of Dexplogit Global Services, a global trade logistics company. Damian is happily married with two children.