The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has announced the appointment of Dr Chinyere Almona as Director-General/ Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry. effective, Thursday, July 1, 2021, following the retirement of the erstwhile DG, Dr Muda Yusuf.
The former LCCI boss bowed out on the expiration of his tenure of office, having meritoriously served the Chamber for a total of 24 years with the last 13 years being in the capacity of DG.
Announcing the appointment, the Chamber’s president, Mrs Toki Mabogunje, explained that Dr Yusuf, an astute Economist of repute, joined the services of the Chamber, over two decades ago and rose to become the Director-General through hard work and an unrivalled dedication to duty.
In her new role, Dr. Chinyere Almona will be responsible for developing and directing the implementation of the Chamber’s strategy.
In accepting her new role, Dr Chinyere Almona thanked the President, EXCO, and Council of the Chamber for the confidence reposed in her and that with a sense of fulfilment, “I look back to my time as the CEO of Vantage Governance Services. During that time, I facilitated the strategic development and corporate governance adoption in companies in emerging markets, providing coaching, training, and consulting services.”
“Being passionate about the team and individual growth and development, I am excited at the privilege of working with the team at LCCI to provide value to our stakeholders and the business community. I look forward to investing my 30-year professional experience to ensure and manage the Chamber’s institutional growth and development”,Dr Chinyere Aloma concludes.
The new LCCI DG holds a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from Business School Netherlands and brings with her, about thirty years of diversified experience through her various work experience roles.
In her previous position, she led the Africa Corporate Governance Program of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which provided a wide range of corporate governance reforms across thirteen (13) African countries. Before joining the IFC, she was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, leading the Corporate Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Practice, which she established.