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Ahmad succeeds Pascal Dozie as president, board chairman of SCGN

Pascal Dozie

The Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN), an organisation committed to the development of corporate governance and best practices in Nigeria, has appointed Muhammad Ahmad as its president and chairman of board.

Ahmad’s appointment follows the retirement of Pascal Dozie. With over 35 years of distinguished experience leading and working in various public sector organisations and financial services institutions in Nigeria, Ahmad was figured out as the most suitable for the position.

As the pioneer directorgeneral and CEO of the National Pension Commission, Ahmad oversaw the establishment and growth of the Pension industry in Nigeria.

Before that, he had worked as a Bank Supervisor at the Nigeria Deposit Insurance
Corporation (NDIC) where he rose to become a Director and member of the Interim Management Board, and at the Central Bank of Liberia.

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Ahmad is currently a member of the Board of Directors of MTN Nigeria Communications and Chairman of the Interim Management Board of International Energy Insurance.

He is the founder of Jewel Development Foundation, a graduate assistant platform, and Certium Consulting, a strategy advisory and business applications company. He has also been a member of the Boards of Directors of FBN Holdings PLC, and FATE Foundation, a non-profit private sector-led organisation whose mission is to foster wealth creation by enabling aspiring and emerging Nigerian entrepreneurs.

Ahmad also chairs the Technical Committee of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) of which theVice President of Nigeria is the chairman. He chaired the Technical Committee of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, which produced the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance 2018.

He is a member of the Presidential Committee for the North-east Initiative (PCNI), and was chair of the Technical Committee that produced the North East Transformation Strategy (NESTS), a mediumterm regional development strategy promoted by the governors of the six constituent states of the region, for its socio-economic transformation and reconstruction.

The current Chairman of SCGN has a Masters Diploma in Innovation and Strategy from the University of Oxford and has also attended courses and programs in various firstrate business and management schools, including Harvard Business School, IMD and INSEAD