Mary Uduk is currently the Co-ordinating Director Operations at the Securities & Exchange Commission (“the Commission”). Prior to this, she headed the following departments: Internal Control, Investment Management, Financial Standards and Corporate Governance and Securities and Investment Services Departments.
She joined the SEC in 1986 as an assistant financial analyst. Her career as a regulator has spanned many functions and departments in the Commission, from corporate finance, administration, to providing structural, policy and due diligence for capital market transactions. She has also been responsible for managing several landmark capital market projects, including the registration of Capital Market Operators, articulating rules for bonds and equities; Mergers, acquisitions and Takeovers, and managing the banking and insurance industry consolidations between 2005-2007. She served as the pioneer Head of the Operations Division in the Lagos Zonal Office.
She was a founding member of the Rules and Regulations Committee of the Commission and played an active role in developing new rules and amending existing ones for the guidance of the market. She regularly represents the Commission at various capital market conferences.
Mary Uduk holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Business School, Netherlands. She is a 2009 Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.