Kyari Bukar Resigns as Chairman of The Nigerian Economic Summit Group

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Monday, September 17, 2018 / 05:46 PM /NESG 

The Board of Directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) announces today, that Kyari Bukar has resigned his position as Chairman effective immediately. This resignation is to enable him pursue his political aspiration. Mr. Asue Ighodalo, First Vice Chairman of the Board, is now Acting Board Chairman. 

The Board and Management of the NESG remain thankful to Mr. Kyari for his years of voluntary service and for the many accomplishments of the Group under his leadership. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours. 

Mr. Bukar said, “It has been an enormous privilege to have led the NESG during an important period of transformation and renewed relevance in the public policy sphere. I am proud to have worked with remarkable colleagues who are so committed to advancing the mandate of the NESG. 

Mr. Kyari Bukar joined the NESG in 2009 and actively contributed to the Science and Technology Policy Commission as well as Governance and Institutions Policy Commission. He later joined the Board of Directors and rose to become the Chairman in 2015. 

Mr. Asue Ighodalo is the Founder and Managing Partner at Banwo & Ighodalo. He is a Non-Executive Director of CardinalStone Partners Limited and has been the Chairman of The Board of Sterling Bank plc since July 2014. Mr. Ighodalo sits on the boards of public and private companies and NGOs including the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Christopher Kolade Foundation, FATE Foundation, Lagos State Lottery Board, Main Street Technologies Limited, Union Bank (UK) Plc, Nigeria Leadership Initiative. 

He has been a Non-Executive Director of Dangote Flour Mills PLC since December 10, 2015. Mr. Ighodalo's core areas of practice are corporate finance, capital markets, energy, natural resources, mergers and acquisitions, banking, securitization and project finance. He has background in economics. He is highly innovative and proactive and possesses an undisputed flair for brokering and assuring the smooth conclusion of the most complicated negotiations. He has been engaged in many capital markets, project finance, international finance related transactions. He was called to the bar in Nigeria in July 1985. Mr. Ighodalo is a trained Economist and Lawyer. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan in 1981, a Law degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984 and a B.L from the Nigerian Law School in 1985.

 

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