Independent Non-Executive Director
Prof. Fabian Ajogwu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, practices law at Kenna Partners; and is a Lagos Business School Professor of Corporate Governance. He is an Alumnus of the Said Business School of Oxford University, and an Alumnus of the Lagos Business School. He holds a Doctorate degree in Law from University of Aberdeen, Scotland; an MBA from the IESE Business School, Barcelona; and Law degrees from the University of Nigeria, and University of Lagos. The Learned Senior Advocate has been Lead Counsel to the Federal Government of Nigeria in several cases of national importance. He is the Author of the books – ‘Ship Acquisition & Finance: Law & Practice’; ‘Corporate Governance & Group Dynamics’; ‘Corporate Governance in Nigeria: Law and Practice’; ‘Commercial Arbitration in Nigeria: Law and Practice’; ‘Fair Hearing’; ‘Mergers & Acquisition in Nigeria: Law and Practice’; ‘Law & Society’; and co-authored “Oral & Written Advocacy: Law & Practice”; ‘Petroleum Law & Sustainable Development’; and ‘Collecting Art:A Handbook’.
Professor Ajogwu chaired the Nigerian Communications Commission Committee on Corporate Governance that produced the first NCC Code of Corporate Governance for the Telecommunication Sector in 2014. He served on the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria 2018 Technical Committee on the National Code of Corporate Governance, having assisted the Securities and Exchange Commission in drafting Nigeria’s pioneer Code of Corporate Governance in 2003. He is a Fellow of the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria; a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative West Africa, Henry Crown Global Leadership of the Aspen Institute and a Fellow of the AIFA Reading Society.
He is a Fellow of the AIFA Reading Society and Society for Art Collection. He served as a member of the General Council of the Bar, and the Council of Legal Education (Nigerian Law School). Professor Ajogwu is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration, and a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration. He is also a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration Professor Ajogwu chairs the boards of Novare Group’s subsidiaries in Nigeria (owners of Novare malls), ARM Harith Infrastructure Investment Ltd (Nigeria’s pioneer infrastructure fund), and NES Global amongst others. He is a Non-Executive Director of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc and has served as Honorary Counsel to the State of Israel in Nigeria, and Republic of South Africa in Nigeria. He was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1st November 2018. He resides in Nigeria.