FPI's CEO Gets Prominent Leadership Role Within Global Financial Planning Community

04 December 2017: Johannesburg – Godfrey Nti, Chief Executive Officer at the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI), has been appointed as chairperson of Financial Planning Standards Board’s (FPSB) Chief Executives Committee (CEC), effective January 2018.

Nti will work with FPSB’s chief executives from the other 25 FPSB member organisations, and in particular those from the top seven financially contributing member organisations to shape issues and recommendations for consideration by FPSB’s Board of Directors. During his tenure, Nti will supervise the business of the CEC, report regularly on CEC activities to the FPSB Board and FPSB Council. 

Nti will also serve ex officio on FPSB’s Member Advisory Group to assess the CEC’s performance and implement actions to improve performance where necessary. 

The purpose of the CEC is to establish leadership, efficiency and accountability in the execution of the collective focus interest issues within the FPSB network. It also aims to create a direct link between the Member Chief Executives and the FPSB Board, FPSB Council and Member Advisory Group. The CEC is accountable as a body to the FPSB Board.

On Nti’s appointment Noel Maye, FPSB CEO said “Godfrey has been a valued contributor to FPSB. His experience, insight and collaboration skills make Godfrey the perfect leader to fill this important role.”

Responding Nti said, "Being involved with FPSB over a number of years has provided a wonderful opportunity to work with some of the most remarkable minds and passionate individuals in the financial planning profession and the financial services industry around the world.  As a South African, it makes me very proud to be part of this global community responsible for establishing, upholding and promoting worldwide professional standards in financial planning."

“I am really excited about the opportunity that this appointment offers in helping move the FPSB’s mandate and agenda forward. I have every intention of making good use of this opportunity in ensuring that, as a collective, we can achieve great things.”

Added Nti "I would like to thank FPSB and my peers around the world for their confidence in nominating me as chairperson of the Chief Executives Committee. I look forward to working with the members of the Committee, the FPSB Board, FPSB Council and Member Advisory Group."

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About Godfrey Nti
Godfrey Nti joined the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) in 2005 as financial manager. He was promoted to chief operating officer in 2008 and in 2009 was appointed chief executive officer. Before joining FPI, Nti was the financial director of De Montfort University South Africa for four years. Prior to this, he worked for five years in Cameroon, his country of birth, as the group financial director of the National Investment and Savings Bank. 

Nti holds an Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).