12th Annual Business Law Conference
Bringing Down the Barriers: The Law as a Vehicle for Intra-Africa Trade
Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
27 - 29 June, 2018
Ekenem Isichei is currently the West Africa Lead for the Corporate Council on Africa and the CEO of ACIOE Associates, a reputable advisory services firm based in Abuja, Nigeria.
He also serves as a Senior Advisor on Africa for the Albright Stonebridge Group. He has distinctively served different local and international clients such as BG Group, BP North America, and Marathon Oil, Accenture, Chevron, Procter and Gamble, Gilead Sciences, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, UKTI, Shell etc. Having functioned in Europe, Nigeria, United States, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago. He has a proven track record of delivering outstanding results and improvements in the areas of Government Relations, Business Strategy improvements, Regulatory Compliance, Government and Public Affairs, Business Process improvements, Turnaround management, Risk management, and Project management.
In 2016, he helped organize the US-Africa Business Summit in Addis Ababa and the US – Nigeria Institutional Investors Roadshow and Business Forum where Federal Executive Ministers of Agriculture, Aviation, Transportation, Niger Delta, Interior, Industry, Trade and Investment provided insights on investment opportunities and policy direction. In 2015, he also organized the private meeting and dinner for President Muhammadu Buhari with the US business community (Corporate Council on Africa and the US chamber of Commerce). He also functions as a Government Relations consultant with the objective of facilitating and conducting business effectively with the Nigerian government and attends the Quarterly Business roundtables organized by the office of the President.
When he is not working, he volunteers his time with the Lux Terra Leadership Foundation and the Redeemed Church of God working with youths in Nigeria by teaching and mentoring young secondary school and university students on leadership, entrepreneurship and ethics. Over 500 young adults have participated in these programs. He was part of the spearheading of a key program that lead youths from troubled parts of Nigeria develop vocational skills.
In 2011, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group named him as one of Nigeria’s Young emerging leaders. Ekenem has Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, A master’s degree in Engineering Management. He has also taken executive education courses at Harvard University and Wharton University. He has spoken on several platforms on doing business successfully in sub-saharan Africa.
Ekenem loves to play golf, read, and travel. He is also passionate about inspiring youths to pursue and attain their goals in life.