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The Youngest Commissioner in Nigeria sworn in Anambra State

Mark Okoye II, flanked by his wife, was moments ago (20/06/16) sworn in as the Honourable Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget Development at the Executive Council Chamber of Anambra State.

With this, Mark becomes the youngest commissioner in Nigeria presently.

Mark is one of the numerous youth who make up over 55% of the political appointments made by the Gov. Willie Obiano led Administration.

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BRIEF PROFILE: Mark Okoye II holds a B.Sc. Finance from the prestigious George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA and is an alumnus of several executive education courses and programmes, including Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Euromoney, Dubai, UAE.

The 30-year-old Mark Okoye possesses a unique combination of experience spanning governance, policy formulation, public sector financing, public budget analysis and corporate finance. Prior to his current role, he served in his current capacity for twenty (20) months during the last administration.

Mark also served as a senior member of the investment banking division at Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited where he was instrumental in executing numerous capital raising and financial advisory transactions.

Before becoming a Commissioner, he was appointed the Special Adviser to the Governor on Economic Planning and budget

Key transactions include the restructuring of UBA Plc in line with new Central Bank of Nigeria banking guidelines (2012), US $80mm debt and equity capital raising for Kano Shopping Mall (2012), the first and largest shelf registration in Nigeria, US$2.3bn Lagos State Government bond issuance program (2011).

Hon Mark is one of the numerous hardworking youths appointed by Africa’s Most Youth-friendly leader, Chief Willie Obiano who’s government comprises over 55% of Young People.

Mark is married to Phillipa Okoye.

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