President Muhammadu Buhari has indeed gotten it right with the Appointment of Mr Chris AMADI as the Acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Mr. Chris Oyirinda Amadi, is a Highly motivated, conscientious and professional Finance and Development Manager with over 17 years comprehensive experience in the Financial and Development sector, including good exposure in all sectors of the economy.
Mr. Chris holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship, an MSc. in Finance and Banking and a B.Sc. in Finance and Banking. He is also a Participant at Harvard Business School’s High Potentials Leadership Program; Wharton Business School’s “Implementing Effective Strategy” and Project Management at University of Wisconsin all in the United States of America.
Ethical, firm, candid, insightful and forthright, Chris is a good listener and skilled communicator; a perfect team player cum leader with the ability to motivate, inspire and mentor.
Date of Birth: April 23, 1977
Status: Married with Children.
State of Origin: Rivers State.
PhD – Development Finance (Awaiting Thesis Defence)
University of Port Harcourt Choba, Port Harcourt 2015.
MSc – Finance and Banking, University of Port Harcourt, Choba.
University of Port Harcourt, Choba 1999.
B.Sc. Finance and Banking Second Class (Upper Division)
University of Port Harcourt.
School Certificate-Demonstration Secondary School, Uniport, 1993.
*Additional Course and Programs*
i. International Trade Finance – Bode Zakari Consult.
ii. Credit Risk Management – Jeff and O’Brien
iii. Team Building – Vic Lawrence
iv. Financial analysis – Using Moodies software – Access Bank
v. Intermediate Credit Course – IBFC Agusto
vi. Anti-Money Laundering Course.
vii. Public Private Partnership – Jeff and O’Brien.
viii. Credit Analysis and Presentation- Knowledge Capital.
ix.Executive Training- Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania USA 2010
x. Implementing Effective Strategy,
Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, USA, 2010.
xi. High Potentials Leadership Program.
University of Wisconsin- Madison, USA 2013.
xii. Project Management
Short-Run Causality Analysis of the Determinant of Exchange Rate in Sub-Saharan
Published with the International Journal of Business Research (IJBR), Vol. 1,
No 1, fall 2017, USA.
1. GULF POLE CONCERNS LIMITED, 2013
Chief Operating Officer
2. NIGER DELTA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION,
2011 – 2013
Special Assistant on Finance to the MD/CEO
3. ACCESS BANK PLC, Port Harcourt .
2005 – 2011
4. RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
COMMERCIAL BANKING GROUP (DISTRIBUTORS DESK)
5. AFRIBANK PLC, (LEGACY ASSURANCE BANK) Port/Harcourt,
Sept 2003- 2005
Team Leader, Commercial Banking.
6. ECOBANK PLC,
2000 – 2003
Credit and Marketing Officer (Consumer Banking Unit)
i. Business Development /Public Affairs.
Competence arising from knowledge and contacts built over the years within the general commerce/public sector businesses.
Highly Proficient with extra competence in software applications: Excel, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and PowerPoint.
iii. Communication Skills.
Fluid communicator with the ability to express ideas, requests and opinion coherently.
iv. Interpersonal Skills:
A patient listener with the ability to manage conflicting opinions as well as motivate others, towards successfully achieving stated objectives.
v. Team Player:
Posseses the ability to coordinate, support and help progress as a team even under
i. Member, American Certified Fraud Examiners, United State.
ii. Member, Institution of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISM).
iii. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (FCE)
Football, Traveling and Reading.