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Annual Corporate Governance Conference

Emerging Trends in Corporate Governance

ESG | Board Diversity | Regulation | Digital Transformation
Tuesday, Oct 5 2021 11:00 AM

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About Annual Coporate Governance Conference

In line with our mandate as the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria, we see Corporate Governance as the key driver of superior corporate performance and enhanced value creation. As part of its commitment to the development of corporate governance and best practices in promoting the value of efficient boards and board committees, we are hosting the 2021 Annual Corporate Governance, which is a platform for discussing pertinent issues on corporate governance..

This year’s conference promises to be impactful, insightful, and an expository experience as our esteemed panel of speakers discuss: Emerging Trends in Corporate Governance with a core focus on Environmental Social and Governance (ESG), Board Diversity, Regulation and Digital Transformation. Our speakers will discuss these salient corporate governance trends and provide direction and recommendations for the sustenance of highly upheld principles of Corporate Governance in these times.

 We look forward to welcoming you at this year’s annual conference!

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Meet the Speakers

Kerrie Waring


Mr. Temi Popoola

CEO, Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited.

Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

CEO, Futuresoft

Ms Rukaiya El-Rufai

PwC Nigeria’s lead on SCCS

Rose Lumumba

Corporate Governance Specialist, IFC

Program Schedule

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Kerrie Waring, CEO, ICGN

Kerrie is Chief Executive Officer of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), a global governance organization led by investors responsible for assets of $59 trillion, based in over 40 countries. She also serves as a Member of the Japan Financial Services Agency’s Council of Experts advising on corporate governance and investor stewardship reforms.

Prior to her appointment to ICGN in 2008, Kerrie directed high-profile governance initiatives at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales where she led cross-Atlantic initiatives. Earlier, she was an international professional development manager at the UK Institute of Directors, where she established IoD International and the Global Director Development Circle (now known as the Global Network of Director Institutes). More recently
she established the Global Stewardship Codes Network, an international group of regulators responsible for code development and the Global Network of Investor Associations.

Kerrie is a lead author of the IFC’s Global Director Training Toolkit which has helped establish governance associations around the world and co-authored the Handbook on International Corporate Governance (2004), among a series of other publications. Kerrie was named Rising Star of Corporate Governance by the Millstein School of Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management (2008). A chartered company secretary and a fellow of ICSA, she holds a BA honors degree in international business and Japanese.

Mr. Temi Popoola, CEO Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited.

Mr. Temi Popoola, CFA is the Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited. He is a successful C-suite leader whose unique blend of business acumen, financial expertise, global market growth, and operational insight has earned him a reputation built on verifiable career achievements. He is a Wall Street trained investment banker who began his career in London as a portfolio manager focused on African energy markets, after which he worked as a senior equity derivatives trader with Bank of America Securities in New York.

Since his return to Nigeria, he has worked with United Bank for Africa and CSL Stockbrokers Limited, as well as Renaissance Capital where he was Managing Director and CEO for West Africa before making his transition to NGX Ltd. Mr. Popoola is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Chartered Stockbroker (CIS). He holds Series 7 and 63 licensures.

Mrs. Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho, CEO of Future Software Resources Ltd. (Futuresoft).

Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho is a seasoned Information Technology professional with over 15 years of industry experience in Africa’s largest emerging economy with a deep purpose and focuses on bridging the digital divide and transforming Africa by harnessing the benefits of digital.

At home in technology from childhood, Nkemdilim is walking in her fathers’ footsteps as a second-generation Nigerian Information Technology expert.

Currently CEO of Future Software Resources Ltd. (Futuresoft), one of Nigeria’s leading digital & technology solutions companies, providing a broad range of solutions for the scaling African enterprise, to consistently attract and retain its target audience, optimize its processes and increase its bottom line.

Futuresoft has served over 170 clients across 20 industries and has trained over 1,000 CEOs and executives in Digital & Social Media Marketing.

Nkemdilim is recognized as an Obama African Leader, Forbes’s Top Ten Female Tech Founders in Africa, Global Digital Women top 10 Most Inspiring Women in Africa, Lionesses of Africa top 100 Women and Ventures Africa 42 most Innovative Africans.

Nkemdilim also sits on the board of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC and serves in the leadership of the NESG Digital Economy Thematic group; is a member of The Nigerian National IT Software Committee and the Nigerian Electronic Voting Think Tank where she actively contributes to the advancement of digitalization and shaping policy to support its inclusive delivery.

Ms Rukaiya El-Rufai, PwC Nigeria’s lead on SCCS.

Ms. Rukaiya El-Rufai is PwC Nigeria's lead on Sustainability & Climate Change services and Public Sector Risk Assurance Services. Rukaiya holds an MPA in Public Policy & Management from the prestigious London School of Economics & Political Science and Hertie School of Governance Berlin. She graduated from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, where she studied Accounting. She is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of industry and consulting work experience. Her experience spans consulting and blue-chip companies in the Nigerian telecommunication industry where she has held several roles prior to joining PwC. She has advised a broad range of public and private sector clients on issues across the sustainability value chain in Nigeria as well as supporting transformational agendas and efforts for United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) attainment.

Her experience covers development of comprehensive strategies and roadmaps for sustainable development
covering the triple bottom line of people, planet, and prosperity. With a practical top-level experience at the Ministry of Finance, Budget & National Planning where she served as a Special Advisor to the Minister on
national revenue matters including Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) and on a broader note, fiscal sustainability. Rukaiya brings to bear, her understanding of the Nigerian market and industry value chain, as well as her understanding of sustainability & climate change, including net-zero strategies, climate finance, circular economy, and projects that support sustainable development in Nigeria. She advises clients from the private and public sectors in identifying impact areas that align with global best practices towards achieving their sustainability aspirations and the UNSDGs. She is a regular speaker at conferences and training dedicated to sustainable
development and sustainability.

Rose Lumumba, Corporate Governance Specialist, IFC.

Rose works for the International Finance Corporation as a Corporate Governance Specialist. She has specialized in the development of Corporate Governance Frameworks, is a trainer of trainers in corporate governance and board evaluator. She provides Corporate Governance interventions to companies, businesses, regulators, and market intermediaries across SubSaharan Africa.

She has contributed to the authorship of corporate governance tools for
corporation secretaries, boards and companies including SMEs. She has vast experience in capital markets regulation and practice in emerging markets having worked in the Securities Industry as an investment banker and regulator in the industry for close to 20 years. Rose is an AoEC Accredited Executive Coach who passionately walks with corporate executives to reach their goals. In line with her passion of empowering leaders, Rose Co-founded the Women on Boards Network which builds capacity for women with an aim of developing women ready for
corporate leadership.

Rose holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Business Administration.