Dr. Lawrence Osa-Afiana holds a BSc (first class honours) degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and an MSc and PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Dr. Lawrence Osa-Afiana has over 25 years' experience with merchant, commercial and development banking institutions. His background includes vast experience in corporate banking with Bank of America, Citibank and Nigeria International Bank. He was pioneer managing director/chief executive officer of Citizens International Bank and Bank of Industry in Nigeria.
He also has additional expertise in consulting in banking, rural finance, agricultural and industrial development. He brings the wealth of his vast experience to bear as Chairman of the IPPAM Board.