Africa: Bank of America Merrill Lynch Embarks On Search for African Talents

By Eromosele Abiodun

In a bid to give African graduates and undergraduates the exposure that will prepare them for better job opportunities in developed countries of Europe, Asia and the Americas, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has embarked on a search for undergraduates in Nigeria and Ghana.

Tagged: “Global Growth – Developing Talent in Africa”, the program will give students exposure to senior business representatives from Bank of America and learn more about the opportunities the bank has on offer for talented graduates.

To this end, undergraduates from Ghana’s and Nigeria’s top universities were last week invited to meet officials of Bank of America Merrill Lynch to learn more about the program.

Head of EMEA Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Trading and Global Head of Emerging Markets (ex-Asia) Global Markets, Bernard Mensah, who spoke to THISDAY about the program, said the effort demonstrated the company’s commitment to growing a truly international business and building its strength in emerging markets.

Nigerian students from four universities met with the company’s business representatives and learned more about the opportunities on offer.

THISDAY learnt that the event, which will be held annually, was opened to students from various disciplines who possessed interest in the financial markets and career opportunities available in the industry.

“These visits mark the beginning of a long-term commitment to global growth and the development of talent in Africa. Events are also being planned as part of the company’s international graduate recruitment program which will entail further campus presentations in Ghana and Nigeria in September 2013. This recruitment outreach represents an important step for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a long-term commitment to developing talent in Africa to support our increasingly global franchise and further strengthen our capacity in emerging markets.”

“This is a very exciting initiative for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and for me personally. There is incredible talent in Africa which we want to attract to Bank of America Merrill Lynch and nurture. This outreach program will in the first instance provide opportunities for students to get an insight into the world of finance and offer advice on how they can play their part in the world’s economy, ” said Mensah.

Source: This Day

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