The board of directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group has announced the appointment of Mr Asue Ighodalo as its new chairman, following the resignation of Kyari Bukar.
According to a statement, Ighodalo is a founding partner of Banwo & Ighodalo, a commercial law firm in Nigeria.
It said he 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.
The NESG said, “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), Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Institute of Directors, Nigeria, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (vice chairman), Commercial Law and Taxation Committee of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
The statement added, “Mr 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 Organisations and a statutory body such as Mainstreet Technologies Limited, Okomu Oil Palm Plc, Ensure Assurance Company Plc, Christopher Kolade Foundation, FATE Foundation and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.”