On the 26th day of June, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a letter addressed to the Minister of Trade and Investment, approved the appointment of Professor Adesoji Adesugba, FICMC, FCIArb (UK) as the new Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority(NEPZA). NEPZA is a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment.
Professor Adesoji Adesugba, FICMC, FCIArb(UK), in addition to being a member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, is also the National Legal Adviser of the National Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) and the Chairman of its Education Committee. Prof. Adesoji Adesugba lectures part-time as a Professor of Business Administration at the Roegate College in Dublin, Ireland, and also lectured Investment Promotion at the Baden International Business School, Baden, Switzerland. Until recently, he was a visiting Professor at the American University of West Africa, Banjul Gambia. Prof. Adesoji Adesugba is the Founder and Provost of the Business Entrepreneurship Skills and Technology (BEST) Centre and, the Vice President, Information & Communication Technology (ICT) at the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).
Prof. Adesugba is also the Founder and President of the first Gemological Institute in West Africa, the Gemological Institute of Nigeria (GIN). He is also the Founder and the National Coordinator of the Gemstones Miners and Marketers Association of Nigeria (GMMAN).
On behalf of the Governing Council and membership body of the Institute, Chief Emeka J.P. Obegolu, FICMC, FCIArb (UK), President of the Institute, congratulates Prof. Adesugba on this esteemed appointment. The Institute is immensely proud of him, and confident that this appointment will enable him make a positive impact in the country’s economy in these challenging times.
Congratulations esteemed Mediator!