Dr. Nechi Sylvia Ezeako, FCIS, M.IoD, HCIB
Dr. Nechi Ezeako is a Lawyer, Chartered Secretary and Administrator,Authorized Corporate Governance trainer, Certified Anti-Corruption Compliance Faculty and Certified Board Evaluator with over 30 years’ experience in the consulting, financial services, manufacturing, real estate and not-for-profit sectors. In her present roles as Executive Director, Institute of Directors, Nigeria (IoD) and the Executive Director/CEO, IoD Centre for Corporate Governance, she plays a key role in training directors and C-Suite executives of major corporations, SMEs, as well as public sector institutions on corporate governance issues.
Ezeako served as a Member of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)Corporate Governance Working Group (CGWG) on Corporate Governance Code development for the Nigerian telecommunications sector and is currently a member of the National Universities Commission (NUC) Panel of Experts on Corporate Governance Code development for Private Universities in Nigeria.
Shesits on the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) and the Boards of CSR-in-Action Advocacy, the Kolade Endowed Chairs Foundation as well as the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA).
Ezeako is a well sought-after Speaker, Trainer and Facilitator with speaking engagements at major conferences on four (4) continents anchored mainly on issues of Corporate Governance, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Board and Director Roles, Responsibilities and Liabilities, Corporate Governance and Ethics – Independent Directors MasterClass, the Role of the Company Secretary and General Counsel, the Christian Life and the Law.Her passion for people empowerment through knowledge impartation fuels her drive in sharing knowledge. Nechi has received awards, locally and overseas and considers raising her four adult children; Anthonia Nkechi, Chioma Sylvia, Ogechi Samuel and Amarachi Gloria, her greatest fulfilment.