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Three Julius Berger Plc Directors inducted as Members of Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has inducted three directors of Nigeria’s leading engineering construction company, Julius Berger Nig. Plc as members. The three Julius Berger directors (Board members) are AlhajiZubairu Ibrahim Bayi, Mrs. Belinda Ajoke Disu and Mr. Tobias Meletschus that were inducted with 63 others.

At the well-attended ceremony, which held at the Eko Hotels, Victoria Island Lagos, the official charge for the new members was administered by the IoD’s 1st Vice President, Chief Chris Okunowo. Chairman of the Governing Council of the institute, Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Mohammed enjoined the new members to proactively imbibe and practice the core values of corporate governance, which guarantees sustainable competitiveness and success for corporations. Mohammed also encouraged the inductees to engage in continuous learning and self-development to remain assets to their companies and the country.

Guest speaker at the event, Dr. Andrew Nevine, who celebrated the private sector in Nigeria as the driving propeller of the nation’s economy, itemized eight technologies, which he said every 21st century director needs to be aware of. Nevin who holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard, an MA in Philosophy and Politics from Oxford University as well as a BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, further said that every director need to be aware of these tools and engage them to enhance personal capacity for corporate utilization and success.

The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of Certificates of Membership in different categories to the inductees.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria was established in 1983 primarily for the professional development of leadership personnel, values and skills for the successful growth and management of companies and the society. In 1997 the IoD Nigeria got officially affiliated to the IoD United Kingdom which was founded in 1903. The IoD Nigeria, as a prime leadership forum, enjoys the support of core market institutions, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) of Nigeria, the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) as well as international multilateral organizations, such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The IoD Nigeria was admitted as a member of the African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN) in February 2014. In his vote of thanks on behalf of the new inductees, Mr. Akin Fanimokun of the First Bank of Nigeria Plc, pledged that they would be responsible and worthy ambassadors of the respected IoD at all material times.

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