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About SCGN

The Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN) is a registered not-for-profit organization committed to the development of corporate governance in Africa. We are the foremost role player dedicated to the development and promotion of corporate governance best practices in Nigeria and across the continent.

We are committed to promoting good corporate governance and ethical corporate culture, through our advocacy and advisory services, training programs and events, research, resources, and a vibrant member network of individuals and corporate organizations.

Our Story

The Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria was founded by Prof. Fabian Ajogwu, SAN. It was incorporated in March 2005 but commenced active operation in 2009. At the time of launch, it was a wholly unique organization. Since its inception, the Society has focused on activities aimed at developing and promoting accountability, transparency, and ethics in the Nigerian business environment and across Africa.

The society has since grown to become a reference for the articulation, advocacy, and administration of global corporate governance standards for Nigeria. We have worked with regulators such as the Central Bank of Nigeria, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria Stock Exchange, Nigeria Communications Commission, and a lot of others supported by International Finance Corporation, the World Bank, and institutions like The Lagos Business School.

Through these partnerships and collaborations, the Society has trained over 20,000 directors, senior executives, and management through our thought leadership training, programs, and seminars.

Today, SCGN is promoting proper board structure, composition, and compliance, as well as creating corporate governance awareness in a rapidly changing world – through our board evaluations, board enhancement programs, advocacy, advisory, knowledge building, publications, events, and a diverse member network. We are undertaking research, utilizing insights and data to establish an ethical corporate culture in Nigeria, leading to enhanced financial viability and sustainability of organizations to build national progress and prosperity. 

We invite you to join our mission through our programs, events, membership, and partner networks to continue to develop global corporate governance standards and best practices in Nigeria.

Our Mission & Vision

Mission

To provide a template for the formulation and enforcement of corporate governance standards for Nigeria.

Vision

The Society aims to be the leading role-player in the development and promotion of corporate governance best practices in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to be a recognized reference point internationally in matters relating to corporate governance.

Our Values

Leadership

We understand the power that comes with influence and we strive to use that power to improve the corporate governance practises of companies operating in our nation.

Ethics

We promote and value complete integrity in all corporate operations.

Professionalism

We believe in consistently going beyond what is expected and delivering an industry-leading experience for stakeholders and clients.

Accountability

We take and teach responsibility for accomplishing tasks, on-time, and to the highest quality possible.

Transparency

We are fully open about our operations, and we encourage each of our members to be the same with their stakeholders.

Our Impact

Corporate governance (CG) has reached the center stage in business and management. Recent events in the corporate world have shown the far-reaching impact CG can have on a nation and its economy.

In order to promote good corporate governance, the Society for Corporate Goverance Nigeria (SCGN) provides Strategic Corporate Governance Advisory Services to help individuals and companies around the world evaluate their corporate governance, understand shareholder expectations, prepare for shareholder meetings, engage and communicate effectively with owners and monitor relevant ESG trends, thereby maintaining positive relations with their owners and reducing their vulnerability to activism.

Since inception, SCGN has provided clients with insights and updates on governance-related matters on an ongoing basis, including the assessment of best practices and emerging trends as they relate to each client’s specific circumstances.

As part of our consulting engagements, we have provided guidance on the full range of corporate governance matters, anticipating potential challenges to minimize the risk of shareholder activism and alignment of clients’ governance profiles with market expectations.

Governance expertise together with knowledge of investors and mastery of shareholder transaction mechanics are core capabilities that add value to all of the Society’s services.

The Society has since grown to become a reference for the articulation, advocacy, and administration of global corporate governance standards for Nigeria. We have worked with regulators such as the Central Bank of Nigeria, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria Stock Exchange, Nigeria Communications Commission, and a lot of others supported by International Finance Corporation, the World Bank, and institutions like The Lagos Business School.

Today, the Society is promoting proper board structure, composition, and compliance, as well as creating corporate governance awareness in a rapidly changing world – We have achieved this through our corporate governance advocacy and advisory services, board evaluations and board enhancement programs, training programmes, conferences and breakfast Meetings, research resources, collaborations with international organistions and a diverse members’ network of individuals and corporate organizations. We undertake research, utilising insights and data to establish an ethical corporate culture in Nigeria, leading to enhanced financial viability and sustainability of organisations to build national progress and prosperity.

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Address

5B Lawani Oduloye Street, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island Lagos

Phone

+2349124878029, +2347039672614

E-mail

info@corpgovnigeria.org

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What We Do

Corporate Governance Evaluation

Board Evaluation Exercise The Society is an independent consultant specialising in assessing

Research & Development

The Society is an independent consultant specialising in assessing the performance

Training & Certification

Board Training Programmes We craft and deliver sets of informative programmes for directors

Narrative Advocacy

We work with the government on proposed legislative and regulatory reform

Policy Briefs And Advocacy

We engage with key policymakers at the SEC and House of Assembly on current

Seminars, Roundtables & Workshop

Proffering advice and solutions are a vital part of our strategy to improve corporate