LCCI to inaugurate Akande as president Saturday

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has concluded plans to formally inaugurate Chief (Mrs.) Nike Akande, as President of the Chamber on Saturday 5th December, 2015 at an Investiture Ceremony billed to hold at the Grand Ball Room of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
 Akande, according to Muda Yusuf, Director General of LCCI emerged as President after a duly conducted election at the Chamber’s 127th Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 3rd December, 2015 at the Commerce House, 1 Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.                                                 
A statement issued by LCCI’s Corporate Communications Manager, Segun Alabi explained that this followed the expiration of Alhaji Remi Bello’s tenure of office, “after he has meritoriously served the Chamber in the same capacity for two years”.
Chief Dr. Mrs. Nike Akande, CON, a two-time Minister of Industry in Nigeria, is an astute boardroom executive who has served the Chamber previously in various capacities such as Deputy President, Vice President, Chairperson, Public Affairs Committee, Chairperson, Financial &General Purposes Committee among others.
  Yusuf added:“Indeed, we are very pleased as Chief Dr. Mrs. Nike Akande, CON assumes the role of President of the LCCI. As a Council Member and a key Officer of the Chamber, she has brought her extensive knowledge and experience to bear and has provided inspirational leadership and direction to the success of the Chamber.
“Her election will ensure and enhance the Chamber’s role as leading advocate of best business policy and practice, with the view to promoting and protecting the interest of its members and the business community at large.”
 Akande is an Investment Expert and a Harvard trained professional, who sits on the board of many blue chip companies in Nigeria. She is also the first female President of the Harvard Business School Association of Nigeria, the position she held between 2010 and 2012. Akande is an honorary Life Vice President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA)