Governance Structure

ICGN has been established as an instituteunder the CAM Act CAP 59 of 1990 of the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

in accordance with its Articles of Association.

Thegovernance of ICG is vested in the Governing Council headed by a President/the Chairman of Council. The President is assisted by a Deputy President. Members of this Council, who are committed to the furtherance of the objectives of the institute, are drawn from the academia, private and public

sectors and they are people of high standing and integrity in the society who have excelled in their chosen careers.

The Council is a policy making and the highest decision making body of the institute.

Thei nstitute executes its policies and functions through its working committees.

Thei nstitute’s administration is headed by the Registrar/CEO who also is the Secretary to Council in the operation of the institute; the Registrar/CEO is assisted by Directors.

Apartf rom Governing Council of the institute there is also an Advisory body otherwise known as the Advisory Board. This board plays an advisory role to thegoverning council. 

ICG Governing Council

The governance of the institute is rested in the Governing Council which is headed by a President and Chairman of the Council. Members of the council are drawn

from different sectors of the economy.

ICG Governing Council Members

Mr. Jerry Okundaye



and Chairman of Council

Mrs. Odukoya Adedayo


Deputy President

Dr. Elewechi Okike


Lead Consultant &

Researcher/Chairperson Editorial

Dr. James Jacob


Consultant & Researcher

Dr. Joe Efomah



Mr. Uko-Essien- Ibok


Deputy Registrar

Mrs. Eucharia Azuka



Mrs Igazeuma Okoroba


Director and TeamLead Lagos & South West

Dr. Samuel Ezeoku



Mr. Emeka Ossai



Rev. Clement Kelvin



Mr. Raymond Unde



Mr. Jonah Oluba



Barr. Samuel Olugbenga


Legal Adviser

Mr. Jerry Okundaye

President and Chairman of Council

 Advisory Board

Members of the Advisory Board are men of high standing and integrity who have distinguished themselves in their careers.

ICG Working Committees 

The Governing Council has appointed the following working committees through which it executes its policies and performs specific functions of assignment. These committees are:

  • Research and Capacity Building Committee (RCBC): This committee is saddled with the coordination of ICG research projects as well as design, implement, monitor and evaluates the ICG curriculum, training programmes and other educational programmes of the Institute. This committee is made up of members from academia and other professionals.

  • Membership Services Committee: This committee is saddled with the responsibility of processing and recommending the

approval of the application of membership to the Institute.


  • Ethics and Compliance Committee: This Committee oversees the interpretation and administration of the code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of members and performs the function of audit.


  • Finance Committee: This Committee performs the function of Financial Control and Administration of th Institute.


  • Nomination Committee: The nomination committee is saddled with the responsibility of nomination and appointment of members into certain key positions.

Some Consultants & Research Team Members

The Institute has put together a team of researchers. The members are:

  • Dr. Elewechi Okike PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, FICG, FRSA, FHEA, MNIM: Director, International Centre for Research in Accountability and Governance (CENTRAG) UK. Her research interest is in Corporate Governance and Accountability.

  • Dr. Igazeuma Okoroba PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc FICG, ASPN, NASA, APCON, NASOW, AVOA: Principal Consultant, Proleap. A governance, Management, CSR and Sustainability Expert. Director and Team Lead, ICGN, Lagos & South West Nigeria

  • Professor Aminu Mikailu PhD, FIIA, FNIM, FANAN, FCITN: A University Administrator and a Professor of Management Accounting and Finance and foremost expert

in Corporate Governance, Audit and Financial Reporting. He has delivered papers on Corporate Governance locally and internationally.

  • Dr. Michael Nwogugu PhD, MBA, B.Arch., BSc: Consultant & Researcher PhD, A Business Executive, Member of several Boards and have held Senior Management Position. He has delivered papers on Bankruptcy Theory, Management Incentives, Mergers/Acquisitions/Antitrust, Corporate Governance, Earnings Management, and Behavioral Finance, Law & Management; Hedge Funds & Derivatives, International Banking Law & Regulation; Computer & Telecommunications Law He has published 57 books, working papers, research papers and articles in wide areas such as Corporate Governance, Business, Law, Technology etc. He has been cited severally in Court in the US.

  • Dr. Emmanuel Adegbite: Lecturer in Accounting, Durham University, Durham University Business School, Durham University, Durham, UK.

  • Dr. Franklin Nakpodia: Newcastle Business School, Northrumbia University, Newscastle, UK.

  • Dr. Jacob James PhD: An expert in Political Economics and Governance Abuja. His research interest is in Political Economics and Corporate Governance.

The Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of the Institute oversees the production of all the publications of the Institute. This committee is led by Dr. Elewechi Okike.