JOHN NKEMAKONAM AKUJIEZE, LL.B, B.L, LL.M, MBA, ACIARB, ACIM

Mr. Akujieze is currently the Group Company Secretary, Head Legal & Compliance of Equity Assurance Plc. He has oversight responsibilities in all the company’s subsidiaries and the parent company in the areas of company secretariat, legal, compliance and administration departments.

Before joining Equity Assurance Plc in August 2014, Mr. Akujieze was the Group Head, Corporate Services & Resources in Associated Discount House Limited (Now Coronation Merchant Bank Limited) supervising the company secretariat, human resources, administration, protocol and legal. He spearheaded the transformation of the company from a discount house to a Merchant Bank with the raising of requisite capital and completion of all regulatory and legal requirements.

As the Group Head, Corporate Services & Resources in Associated Discount House Limited, he coordinated the divestment of interest in two subsidiary Companies, resulting in transfer of assets/liabilities and the integration of staff of both Companies with the parent Company. He also developed and enthroned Standard Operating Procedure for the company and other subsidiaries to enhance effective administration of policies and processes.

He had a brief stint with the National Maritime Authority during his compulsory National Youth Service Corps.

Mr. Akujieze holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka with the best graduating result. He also holds a Master’s degree in Law and Business Administration from University of Lagos. He is an Associate of both Chartered Institute of Management and Chartered Institute of Arbitration.

He is a member of the prestigious Apapa Club and Metropolitan Club.

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