By Yinka Kolawole
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has announced the appointment of Dr. Chinyere Almona as its new Director General, DG, effective July 1, 2021.
This follows the retirement of Dr. Muda Yusuf on the expiration of his tenure of office, having served the Chamber for a total of 24 years with the last 13 years in the capacity of the DG.
In a statement made available to Vanguard yesterday, President, LCCI, Mrs. Toki Mabogunje, appreciated the immense contribution of Yusuf to the effectiveness 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,” she stated.
On the appointment of Almona, Mabogunje said it is an added value to the well-established profile of the Chamber.
“She 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.”