Dr. Chinyere Almona

Director-General/Chief Executive Officer

Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Biography

Dr. Chinyere Almona is the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer at Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). LCCI, founded in 1888, is the foremost and largest Chamber of Commerce in the West African sub-region. Dr Almona is a governance professional with vast global experience in establishing standards and enhancing investment opportunities for SMEs.

She 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 Board Audit Finance and Risk Committee of the Self Help Africa, a member of the Gorta Group. 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 is also a member of the editorial team at Emerald – Corporate Governance – The International Journal of Business in Society. Dr Almona is a published author of seven books, and co-founded the Authors Win Academy, to support and inspire young aspiring authors, leveraging her authorship journey. She an international speaker and an accredited IFC trainer.  She is an ardent reader and enjoys supporting community development initiatives.

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