IoD Centre for Corporate Governance Appoints New Chairman
Alhaji Shuaibu Idris, mni,
FIoD, has been appointed as Chairman for the IoD Centre for Corporate
Governance (IoDCCG). His appointment was ratified at the 35th meeting of the
Board of Governors of the Centre held on Wednesday, October 9,
Alhaji Idris, who was elected for a two-year tenure in line with
the Centre’s rules and regulations, succeeds Dr. Ebun Sonaiya, F.IoD, who
retired recently. Similarly, the Board of Governors also ratified the
appointment of the following Directors on the Board of IoDCCG: Mrs. Bimbola
Wright (representing IoD Nigeria); Mr. Isyaku Bala Tilde (representing SEC
Nigeria); and Ide John C. Udeagbala (representing NACCIMA).
Alhaji Idris is a motivational speaker, a mentor to many and a regular
commentator on financial, economic and political issues in local and
international print and electronic media. Alhaji Idris has nurtured and
established a number of Non-Governmental Organisations such as: Care
Organisation Public Enlightenment (Breast Cancer NGO); Birnin Gwari Educational
Endowment Fund- BEEF; and Teens Empowerment and Salvage Initiative-TESI, etc.
He has worked in various organisations such as the Kaduna State
Board of Internal Revenue, Chase Merchant Bank Nigeria, Lakeside
Investment, Liberty Bank Plc and Dangote Group. Alhaji Idris is also
a member of the Board of Directors of a number of companies amongst which
includes: Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Company Plc; Capital Trust
Investments & Asset Management Limited; Coronation BDC Limited; WACOT Limited;
and Aims Media Limited to mention but a few.
Alhaji Idris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy
from the prestigious Bayero University, Kano and a Master’s Degree in Banking
and Finance from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. He is a member of the
Prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPPS as well
as a fellow of a number of Professional Associations, including; Institute of
Directors, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, National Institute
of Marketing Nigeria, Institute of Credit Administration, Chartered Institute
of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Cost Management Institute (Nigeria), and
Nigerian Institute of Management, amongst others. He is a Member of the
Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of
Management (UK), and Associate Member of Public Relations Society of America.
At the Board level, he was: a
Council Member of the Kaduna State University; Treasurer and Member of
Governing Council of Institute of Directors Nigeria (IoD); Member of Board of
Trustees, Investors Protection Fund of the Nigerian Stock Exchange; Member,
Regulatory & Compliance and Electoral Committees of the Institute of
Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN).
IoD Centre for Corporate Governance is a collaborative project of
the Institute of Directors Nigeria, (IoDN) the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) and the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). The Centre is
committed to improving and promoting good Corporate Governance standards in Nigeria
through advocacy, advisory services, research and high-quality training
programmes for Board members and Management in public and private sector
organisations. The Centre is also an Affiliate Member of the African Corporate
Governance Network (ACGN) and it collaborates with The Centre for International
Private Enterprise, (CIPE) Washington, USA on Anti-Corruption and Ethics
compliance training and services.
The IoDCCG will no doubt gain immensely from his expertise, vast
knowledge and wealth of experience.