The former Interim Administrator of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Emmanuel Ikazoboh, has been appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
The IISD is a Canada-based public policy research think tank that contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change and energy, natural and social capital, and the enabling role of communication technologies in these areas.
Ikazoboh, who was a former Managing Partner/CEO of Deloitte West & Central Africa and Papa Kwesi Nduom, the Convention People’s Party’s flag bearer for the 2008 elections in Ghana are now the two Africans on the board of IISD that has 25 members.
Ikazoboh was formally welcomed by IISD Board members during their meeting held in Ottawa, Canada last month. The Institute’s international Board of Directors includes recognised experts in the areas of business, environmental science, government and international relations and it works through its offices in Geneva, Ottawa and New York while its base is in Winnipeg,Canada.
In the appointment letter, IISD said: “ given your experience and areas of action, as well as your deep understanding of the region’s priorities, your name would be an outstanding addition to our Board.”
Ikazoboh, who is currently the Executive Chairman of Hedonmark Management Services Limited, was the interim administrator of the NSE appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to carry out reform of the NSE and the Central Securities Clearing System Plc between August 2010 and April 2012.
Under his management, the Chief Executive Officer of NSE, Mr. Oscar Onyema was recruited through a transparent executive selection process. The efforts of Onyema led-management has resulted in a significant improvement in fortunes of the Nigerian stock market, which made the exchange record the third best returns globally in 2012.
He attended leadership and senior management courses with Deloitte and was one of the top CEOs seconded to Kellogg Senior Management School at the Northwestern University Chicago. He has a MBA in financial management and marketing from Manchester University Business School and graduated in finance and accounting from Yaba College of Technology Lagos, Nigeria.