2020 NRA Co-Chairs


Mr. Ahmed Babatunde PopoolaNIG


Mr Popoola is the MD/CEO of CRC Credit Bureau and has over 25 years’ private and public sector experience in the Nigerian economy. As the executive director/CEO of Abuja Enterprise Agency, he championed the cause of entrepreneurship and self-employment, and he has extensive management experience in banking operations, finance, planning and strategy, customer service, product development, risk management, venture capital, treasury and funds management. Mr Popoola holds Master’s degrees in economics and banking and finance from the University of Lagos, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Leadership for Environment and Development. He is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Mr Dudley is a director and former chairman of the UK Public Risk Association. He gained extensive public sector risk management experience at Hertfordshire County Council and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and has headed up enterprise risk management, health and safety, business continuity management and insurance strategies and processes for over 20 years. Mr Dudley is a director of Alarm (the public service risk management association) and company secretary, and chaired the association in 2009-10. He was recognised for his contribution to public sector risk management, and to Alarm as an organisation, becoming an honorary lifetime member in 2012.


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