Chinyere Almona 2022 speaker

Director General/CEO

Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Biography

Dr. Chinyere Almona is the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the foremost Chamber of Commerce in the region. She is a governance professional with vast global experience in establishing standards and enhancing investment opportunities for companies.

Dr. Almona has about thirty years of diversified experience in various roles. She founded Vantage Governance Services with an extensive professional network across Africa. 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, Dr. Almona 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 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). She holds a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from Business School Netherlands.

She is a member of the Lagos Chamber International Arbitration Center (LASIAC) Board; and the Board of Partner Africa, a leading international NGO working across 50 African countries. A founder-member of the Butterfly Coalition (an organization committed to game-changing governance in Africa with women as the catalyst). She is on the membership and partnership committees of Rising Tide Africa, a female angel investors network.

Dr. Almona was one of the 40 Top Women from across Africa on the 2020 African Women in Banking and Finance Awards list. She was on the 50 Women in Management Africa (WIMA) 2022 Award list. She also made the list of 50 Inspiring Nigerian Women.

Dr. Almona is a published author of eight books, notably, Corporate Governance for Small and Medium-sized Businesses in African Economies. Her latest book, Boards of the Future, guides boards to leverage their strategic leadership role to succeed in the short, medium, and long term. She is an international speaker and an accredited IFC trainer.

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