Gbarayorks, Nuira Albert is a native of Kono in Khana Local Government Area (KHALGA) in Rivers State, Nigeria. He has over 24 years’ experience in universal and microfinance banking practices; 19 of these at management level. He worked at Allstates Trust bank limited where he rose through the ranks from the Head Office in Lagos to where for many years was the operations and branch manager at its Enugu and Aba (Faulks Road) Branches, respectively.
He has also promoted, participated in processes leading to licensing and held senior management positions in 3 Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) licensed Microfinance banks (MFBs). He joined the Rivers State Microfinance Agency (RIMA) in 2008 as its pioneer Manager in charge of Credit, Risk Management, Debt Recovery and Monitoring Department. He actively contributed to the development and evolution of the RIMA Business (strategic, operational and financial) plan, designed the Agency’s programs and products and is also responsible for the implementation of its business strategies.
He is currently a Deputy General Manager in RIMA and the Head, Credit and Risk Management Department and also a non-executive Director on the board of RIMA Growth Pathway Microfinance Bank Limited RPG MFB Ltd., a CBN state Licensed Microfinance Bank in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
He has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Hons. degree in Economics from the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Port Harcourt and also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Financial Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology , Owerri.
Nuira is an alumnus of two renowned Microfinance Institutes; the Africa Faculty of Microsave’s Applied Microfinance Institute (AMI), Kumasi, Ghana 2009 class and the Boulder Institute’s 17th Microfinance training programme held at the International Training Centre of the International Labor Organization, (ITC/ILO) Turin, Italy, 2011.
He has attended and facilitated at various seminars, conferences and trainings within and outside Nigeria, he has also obtained various certificates from various trainings in banking, finance, management and other business related disciplines.
Nuira is happily married and blessed with 3 lovely children, a boy and two girls and by faith, a devout Christian.