The board of directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has announced the appointment of Asue Ighodalo, as its new Chairman.
Ighodalo, a founding partner of Banwo & Ighodalo, one of the foremost commercial law firms in Nigeria, took over the reins following the resignation of Kyari Bukar on September 17, 2018.
The revered lawyer obtained his first degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, a law degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and was admitted into the Nigerian Bar in July 1985.
According to NESG, his core areas of practice are corporate and project finance, securities and capital markets, energy and natural resources, and mergers and acquisitions.
He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (immediate past chairman of the section on business law of the Nigerian Bar Association), International Bar Association (Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law), and Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.
He is also a member of the Institute of Directors, Nigeria, commercial law and taxation committee of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
Ighodalo is the chairman, board of directors, Sterling Bank Plc, Dangote Flour Mills Plc and Global Mix Limited.
He also sits on the boards of other public and private companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and a statutory body including Mainstreet Technologies Limited, Okomu Oil Palm Plc, Ensure Assurance Company Plc, Christopher Kolade Foundation, FATE Foundation and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).
His engagement with the NESG spans over 15 years during which he has been active in the policy commissions and also led the central organising committee for delivering NES 10.
He had since joined the Board of Directors and became the first Vice Chairman in 2015.
His appointment as chairman is expected to provide continuity to the strategic growth and development of the NESG.
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) is a private sector-led think-tank organization that promotes sustainable growth and development in the Nigerian economy.