The Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria has elected Dr. Ije Jidenma as the 17th President and Chairman of the Governing Council.
A statement by the Director-General, IoD, Bamidele Alimi, explained that her election took place during the institute’s 37th yearly general meeting held recently in Lagos.
Jidenma, who was elected for a two-year tenure in line with the institute’s rules and regulations, succeeded Chris Okunowo, who retired after his tenure expired during the yearly meeting.
Other officers elected during meeting include Tijjani Borodo, as the first Vice President and Adetunji Oyebanji, as second Vice President.
Prior to her election as President and Chairman of Council, Jidenma had served as the first Vice President of the institute.
Jidenma is an accomplished management consultant and professional. She holds a PhD in Psychology with specialisation in Psychometrics from the University of Lagos.
She is the Founder and Chief Executive of Leading Edge Consulting and has consulted for SMEs, indigenous companies, the public sector, multilateral organisations and international non-governmental organisations.
She is also the Managing Partner of IRC Global Executive Search Partners, ranked as the fastest growing executive search alliance in the world, where she currently leads its EMEA Energy, natural resources and infrastructure practice.
Earlier on in her career, she had worked in operational capacities as a Training and Development Officer with the Industrial Training Fund from 1983-1986 and as a Senior Consultant with Price Waterhouse (now PwC) from 1986-1990.
She later worked in executive capacities as Head of Human Resources as well as Head of Strategic Planning of Merchant Bank of Africa before leaving the Bank in 1995 in pursuit of her doctorate degree.