Nigeria Risk Summit

Risks are rising across the credit spectrum, can they be contained?


We are delighted to welcome you back in person to Moody’s/ RIMAN's Nigeria Conference, bringing together C-suite guest speakers, Moody’s analysts and the Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMAN).

The Conference will focus on the outlook for Nigeria amid the global macroeconomic slowdown and tight financing conditions. We will discuss the implications of the Presidential election results, the high oil prices and elevated inflation, coupled with the subdued growth and sustained foreign currency shortages for Nigeria. Discover the latest Moody’s insight across sovereign, banking and corporate sectors, as well as ESG trends shaping credit dynamics in Nigeria. Join this exclusive meeting to discuss market trends with credit risk experts and your peers. We look forward to (re)connecting with you.


08:00 - 09:00

Registration and networking

09:05 - 09:50

Macro overview

  • Key, pressing policy challenges awaiting the next administration
  • Nigeria’s social and governance challenges
  • An external profile, robust but eroding
09:50 - 10:40

Fireside Chat with Bolaji Balogun

Francesco Soldi
Francesco Soldi Senior Vice President - Head of Relationship Management, Moody's Investors Service
10:40 - 11:05

Refreshment Break

11:05 - 11:35

Investor sentiment on Nigeria: success and challenges

  • Historical and expected capital flows into Nigerian domestic capital markets
  • Opportunities and ongoing progress in the sector
  • Key challenges faced by Nigerian capital markets
11:35 - 12:15

Is the private sector ready for a challenging operating environment

  • Capital market trends for the Nigerian private sector
  • Financial performance/ profitability and its impact on the private sector
  • How will the recent regulatory developments in Nigeria affect banks and corporates?
  • The challenges of FX shortages

12:15 - 13:00

Deciphering ESG opportunities and risks in Nigeria

  • Social Risks and Opportunities
  • Governance risks, credit implications and linkages to socio-economic outcomes
  • Environmental and climate risks and challenges in transitioning to a low carbon economy
Iker Ballestero Barrutia Analyst Corporate Finance Group Bio
Isabella Burke Vice President - Relationship Manager Moody's Investors Service Bio
Mik Kabeya Vice President - Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group Moody's Investors Service Bio
Ighosime Oyofo Assistant Vice President - Analyst Financial Institutions Group Moody's Investors Service Bio
Francesco Soldi Senior Vice President - Head of Relationship Management Moody's Investors Service
Anand Thirunellai Radhakrishnan Sr Director, Industry Practice Lead Moody's Analytics +971 (450) 397-41
Lucie Villa Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Event Details:

Venue Name: Lagos Continental Hotel

Address: 52a Kofo Abayomi St, Victoria Island 101241, Lagos

Date: 22 March 2023

Time: 08:00 - 13:00 WAT