The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has appointed Dr. Chinyere Almona as its new Director General with effect from July 1, 2021.
This follows the expiration of the tenure of Muda Yusuf, having served the Chamber for 24 years with the last 13 years in the capacity of Director General.
In a statement, President of LCCI, Toki Mabogunje, commended Yusuf for his enormous contributions in the area of public policy advocacy and the development of the Nigerian economy.
“He is a respected Public Commentator on macroeconomic issues, regulatory environment, economic reforms, policy and institutional reforms, trade policy issues and investment climate matters. He has led numerous policy reform and engagement sessions on the business environment, investment climate issues and the ease of doing business in Nigeria,” The statement read.
The LCCI President said the appointment of Dr. Almona, is an added value to the well-established culture of the Chamber.
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.”
Dr. Almona has a specialist MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility from Nottingham University Business School, UK. She is a Certified Leadership Coach with the Certified Coaches Federation, Canada. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Directors (Ghana).