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Dr. Bala Magaji – Director

Dr. Bala Magaji – Director

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Dr. Bala Magaji holds degrees in economics, banking and management (BSc – Econs, MSc – Banking and Finance, and PhD – Management). He worked in several banking institutions for about a decade and rose to be a senior manager before setting up shop as a financial and management consultant to many public as well as private organizations especially multilateral and multinational institutions. He also joined Ahmadu Bello University in 2003 as a full time lecturer specializing in finance and management turn around/restructuring.

Dr. Magaji has undertaken several key assignments with CBi and excels at building and developing effective networks. He has a deep understanding of the economics of deprivation. He has leveraged his background in banking on our projects by brokering effective partnerships. Dr Magaji is a keen entrepreneur himself and runs a successful commodities trading outfit.

Toki Mabogunje – Director

Toki Mabogunje – Director

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Toki Mabogunje is a business consultant interested in the growth of small and medium enterprises on the African continent.
Toki Mabogunje has a degree in Law from the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria, an LLM in International Business Law from the University of Exeter, England, Executive Management Training in Strategic Organization and Management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, California, United States of America, training in SME Policy Design and Project Implementation from the ILO Training Center in Turin, Italy, Value Chain Development Training from MDF in the Netherlands, Enterprise Development through value chains and business service markets from the ILO International Training Center, Turin, Italy and several other workshops and seminars all related to the growth and development of SMEs.

Over the last 33 years, Toki has been involved in commercial and business enterprise from both a public and private sector perspective. Toki’s career began as an Assistant Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Defence. She became Senior State Counsel Mercantile and Industrial Law of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria. She provided legal advise to the Federal Government in its cross border business negotiations with other governments and commercial enterprises worldwide.

Toki moved to the private sector. She worked as Group Head Legal and Corporate Affairs for a start up broadcast enterprise, which grew into a global business concern. Toki was part of a dynamic management team that grew this local broadcaster into a satellite television operation. Toki’s experience extended to other markets within Africa, Europe and the United States. She became CEO of the American subsidiary of the Group. Toki founded the firm Toki Mabogunje and Co. (TMC) in the year 2000 and over the last sixteen years brings her skills, training, expertise and experience to bear when consulting with clients seeking to grow their market share in Nigeria, Africa or elsewhere globally.

Toki is active in the organized private sector in Nigeria. She is a Vice-president of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and currently serves as the Chairperson of the Membership Committee of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Council Member Business Club Ikeja; former Vice-President South West NASME, Director Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG), Director Shelter Origins, Super mentor NNEW, among others.

Chidi Anselm Odinkalu – Director

Chidi Anselm Odinkalu – Director

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Described by a leading African newsweekly as “a leading member of the new generation of African legal minds” by Oxford University’s Ike Okonta as “one of Africa’s leading human rights lawyers”, Chidi Anselm Odinkalu heads the Africa Programme of the Open Society Justice Initiative and is the immediate past chairman of the National Human Rights Commission.

Admitted to the Nigerian Bar in November 1988, Odinkalu received his Ph.D. in law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); his Masters Degree in la from the University of Lagos and his first degree also in Law from the then Imo State University, percusssor of today’s Abia State University.

Following the annulment of the June 12 1993 presidential elections in Nigeria, Odinkalu, a principal mover in the civil society response to the annulment as the then legal Director of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), was exiled to the United Kingdom where he pioneered the Africa and Middle East Programme of the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights, INTERIGHTS.

The author of four books and over 60 other scholarly articles, Odinkalu is widely known as an authority on international law, including human rights, international institutional law and international economic laws affecting African countries. He is a visiting Professor of law at the International Criminal Law Centre at the Open University of Tanzania, and was formerly Jeremiah Smith Jr. visiting Professor of Laws at the Harvard Law School in Cambridge Massachusetts and Brandeis International Fellow at the International Centre for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at the Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Osaro Eghobamien, SAN – Vice-Chairman

Osaro Eghobamien, SAN – Vice-Chairman

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Osaro is one of the Founding Partners of Perchstone & Graeys. He is also the Managing Partner of the firm and currently leads its Dispute Resolution and Banking & Finance Group. He was admitted to practice in England and Wales in 1989 and later admitted to practice in Nigeria in 1991. He is renowned for the depth of his knowledge of the law and has, over the course of his career, distinguished himself in a string of notable cases.

Over the course of his career Osaro has been opportune to develop competence in various specialized fields, including Oil & Gas, Maritime, Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy & Insolvency, and Constitutional and Electoral matters. This has resulted from his having worked in a few renowned firms before putting up practice in Perchstone & Graeys. His diverse and robust background therefore gives him sufficient experience required to proffer dynamic and flexible advice to clients, particularly with respect to contentious and non-contentious legal issues. His ability to render useful and practical advice on matters ranging from Oil & Gas, to Constitutional matters and banking and finance, is a rare quality that clients often find extremely refreshing, particularly with respect to the nature of their requirements in today’s complex business world invariably cutting across multiple sectors.

In recognition of his diligence, passion and contribution to the legal profession, he was conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2008. On account of his extensive experience in dispute resolution in commercial matters particularly as it pertains to Banking & Finance, he was inevitably appointed to lead a team of lawyers to develop the Banking & Finance practice group in the Firm, which is now acknowledged as one of the best in the industry. He was a member of the Lagos State Trust Law Reform Committee and is a member of the Mortgage Implementation Committee of the Financial System Strategy (FSS 2020). He also participated in the review of pending Bills in the financial sector which was organized by the Project Management Office of the FSS 2020 and serves as chairman of the sub-committee set up to review the proposed amendment to the Asset Management Corporation Act and the proposed Bill for a regulatory framework for Securitization and Asset Backed Securities on behalf of the Legal Implementation Committee.

Mrs. Ibukunoluwa Awosika – Chairman

Mrs. Ibukunoluwa Awosika – Chairman

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Mrs. Ibukun Awosika is a graduate of Chemistry from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife). She is also an alumina of the Chief Executive Programme of Lagos Business School as well as the Global Executive MBA Programme of the prestigious IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. She is the founder of The Chair Centre Ltd, a market leader in the office furniture and banking security systems industries. In 2005, she was appointed the MD/CEO of Sokoa Chair Centre Ltd, a joint-venture company she promoted with Sokoa S.A of France, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, The Chair Centre Ltd, and some local investors after the ban on importation of furniture by the federal government of Nigeria in 2004. In addition, she independently established another ultra-modern furniture facility, Furniture Manufacturers’ Mart, in Ikeja, Lagos in the latter part of 2006. She is the host of the popular TV programme, Business – His Way, where she teaches the business community ethical business principles based on the Word of God.

She is the Chairman of Afterschool Graduate Development Centre (AGDC), a national career center in Lagos, Nigeria, which was set up in September 2007 to address the high rates of unemployment in the country by making Nigerian graduates employable and good assets to the Nigerian economy.

Prof. Oluyemi Osinbajo, SAN – Co-Founder

Prof. Oluyemi Osinbajo, SAN – Co-Founder

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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN became the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State in 1999. Prior to that, he was a partner at the Law Firm of Osinbajo, Kukoyi & Adopaye, and Professor of Law and Head of Department of Public Law (1997 – 1999) at the University of Lagos. Prof. Osinbajo has served as the Special Advisor to the Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (1988 – 1991) He has provided expertise and consulted with a wide range of development organizations such as the United Nations, United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations/ United Nations Development Programme, United Nations African Institute for Crime Prevention and ECOWAS.

He and Mr. Olusoji Apampa founded INTEGRITY, the umbrella organization of The Convention on Business Integrity.

Soji Apampa – Co-Founder & CEO

Soji Apampa – Co-Founder & CEO

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Mr Soji Apampa is co-­‐founder of the Integrity Organization (1995). At Integrity, he was one of the initiators of the Convention on Business Integrity (CBI), a project launched in Lagos in 1997 to promote ethical business practices, transparency, and fair competition in both the private and the public sectors. His working experience covers training, research, consulting and management in the private and public sectors and civil society.

He is the Local Implementation Partner for the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) on the Port Service Support Portal (PSSP) an ongoing port reforms project. He is the Country Director for Phase II of the DFID Funded Business Innovation Facility (BIF) Project implemented in partnership with PwC London. BIF has provided technical assistance to companies implementing inclusive business models targeted at supporting people at the base of the economic pyramid.

He has been a trainer on the Business Ethics for various Cohorts of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies. SEED programme in West Africa. This programme helps companies with turnover between One hundred and fifty thousand US Dollars ($150,000) and Fifteen million ($15,000,000.) transform and grow.

As a former Managing Director at SAP Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Apampa championed the concept of ‘ICT supported public sector reforms’ which resulted in a €400,000 pilot project being implemented at the Ministry of Finance, Kigali, Rwanda with the Government of the Rhineland Palatinate (twinned with Rwanda) acting as official sponsors of the project. Through his direct efforts, SAP Africa won an award for their role in the takeoff of the Information Society Partnership for Africa’s Development (ISPAD) an initiative of the NEPAD e-Africa Commission. Working in concert with several colleagues in Walldorf, they succeeded in persuading the German Government to make an offer of Technical Assistance and ICTs to the EITI process of several countries, including Nigeria, and Azerbaijan through the Gtz.

He is the Convener of the annual Christopher Kolade lecture on Business Integrity now in its 6th year. The lecture series aims to continue to ensure that contemporary issues as it affects the Business Community as well as the Economy are brought to the fore.

He led the effort to design and pilot (2012-2014) a Corporate Governance Rating System (CGRS) for the Nigeria Stock Exchange. The CGRS was approved as part of the rules for listing in the new Premium Board of the Exchange by the Nigerian Securities & Exchange Commission in 2015 and made mandatory for all listed companies in 2016. The roll out of the system to all other listed entities has commenced since Q4, 2016 and is expected eventually to enable a tradable Corporate Governance Index. In the evolution of the system, in Q1 2018, listed companies are now certified along with directors, and several companies are at different stages of completing an upgrade of their corporate governance systems and others are yet to start. In 2018, Mr. Apampa became a member of the Steering Board of the Corporate Governance Rating System Chaired by the Nigeria Stock Exchange and other members include a representative of the Securities & Exchange Commission, Agusto & Co., CNBC Africa.

Mr. Soji Apampa, was for several years, a Consultant to the Governance and Institutions Policy Commission of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG); Mr. Apampa was appointed in May 2008 to the International Working Group of the UN Global Compact on the 10th Principle (anti-corruption). He was on the editorial board of the 2009 TI Global Corruption Report and was member of the Organizing Committee of the 12th International Anti-Corruption Conference which took place in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He is a leader of thought on the subject of ‘change and institutions’ where he has demonstrated visionary leadership, creativity and effective implementation of his ideas in the commencement, inception and subsequent support to the implementation of the DFID Coalitions for Change (C4C) Programme and the State Accountability & Voice Initiative (SAVI). He is a 2008 Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa (of the Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado.

For the last 20 years he has designed and implemented anti-corruption initiatives in Africa; he has worked on very high profile, sensitive assignments for many years and is the author of several research reports on different aspects of governance.

Oluwayemisi Soile

Oluwayemisi Soile

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Ms. Oluwayemisi Soile has general oversight functions for Administration, Finance and Human Resources matters of the Integrity Organization / The Convention on Business Integrity. Prior to her present position, she held the position of Director, Stakeholder & Support Services January 2014 – August 2016. She has at various times served as Office Manager, March 2005 to December 2006; Grants Administrator, January 2007 to December 2008 and Overall Company Administrator (Integrity / CBi) January 2009 to December 2013. Her core tasks include finance control, project scoping and oversight, performance management and benefits realisation. She is responsible for ensuring proper scope management – all work and no more, needed to deliver client projects on time, within budget, meeting required levels of quality whilst managing all associated risks. Oversee tracking and reporting team hours and expenses on a monthly basis. She manages strategic elements of the Integrity / CBi programmes and projects portfolio, including budgets, as well as internal and client expectations on quality and strategy. Oluwayemisi is entrusted with the task of seeing to the effective and efficient planning, organizing, executing and controlling the daily office administration, ensuring that all administrative policy and guidelines are complied with in the Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Kaduna office locations of the organization.

Oluwayemisi has well over 25 years of broad professional experience spanning various functions such as Administration, Finance, Program Management, HR and Sales-Relationship Management. Prior to joining the Integrity Organization / The Convention on Business Integrity in March 2005, she was Admin, HR & Special Duties Manager at Tehila Communications. She holds a B.A degree in Philosophy from the Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), and an Advanced Diploma in Computer-aided Secretarial Administration of the University of Lagos. She has at various times attended courses and seminars in Nigeria, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom.

Oluwayemisi sits on the Governing Board of Integrity September 2014 till date.