- We’ll Revive Corporate Governance, Business Ethics – IoD boss
The President and Chairman of Council, Institute of Directors, Nigeria, Alhaji Rufai Mohammed, says he is eager to revive the principles of corporate governance and business ethics in work places as instituted by past presidents of the body.
Speaking during his investiture as the 15th president and chairman of the governing council of the IoD, Mohammed said that the need to revive corporate governance and business ethics became necessary given the poor working conditions in the country with no job security and workers were being mistreated.
He said, “By championing this cause, we will be upholding the legacies of the past presidents of the foremost leadership organisation.
“My emergence is a great privilege and I will implement far-reaching reforms aimed at promoting professionalism through continuous education, information sharing and networking of opportunities.”
Mohammed emerged after the institute’s governing council meeting, which held after its 2017 Annual General Meeting in Lagos, recently.
Also elected were Dr. Chris Okunowo and Dr. Ije Jidenma, as first vice president and second vice president, respectively.
Mohammed takes over from Mr. Yemi Akeju.
A professional investment manager and seasoned administrator with over 30 years’ experience in project development and portfolio management, Mohammed joined the IoD in 2005 and served the institute in several capacities.
He was the Vice Chairman, Nomination and Governance Committee and Chairman of Finance and General Purpose Committee. He also chaired the IoD Centre for Corporate Governance in 2015 and had before now served as chairman of the Abuja branch of the institute.
Mohammed currently sits on the group Board of Royal Exchange Plc and he is the Chairman of Northbridge Microfinance Bank Limited.
The new IoD president is an alumnus of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.