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SCGN: Muhammad Ahmad succeeds Pascal Dozie as president and Board chairman


The Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria (SCGN), has appointed Muhammad Ahmad to succeed Pascal Dozie as its president and chairman of board.

Ahmad’s appointment follows the retirement of Pascal Dozie who successfully led the Society for the required period.

The Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria is a not-for-profit organization, a foremost institution committed to the development and promotion of corporate governance best practices and aim to be the recognized reference point both nationally and internationally in matters relating to Corporate Governance


The newly appointed Chairman, Muhammad K. Ahmad, OON,has over 35 years’ distinguished experience leading and working in various public sector organisations and financial services institutions in Nigeria.

As the pioneer Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Pension Commission, Ahmad oversaw the establishment and growth of the Pension industry in Nigeria.  Prior to 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.

Ahmad is a member of the Board of Directors of MTN Nigeria Communications PLC, and Chairman of the Interim Management Board of International Energy Insurance PLC. 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 chairs the Technical Committee of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) of which the Vice President of Nigeria is the chairman. Hechaired the Technical Committee of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, which produced the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance 2018.

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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 medium-term regional development strategy promoted by the governors of the six constituent states of the region, for its socio-economic transformation and reconstruction.

He has a Masters Diploma in Innovation and Strategy from University of Oxford and has also attended courses and programs in various first-rate business and management schools, including Harvard Business School, IMD and INSEAD.

Ahmad is a Fellow of the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria and was honored by the Federal Government of Nigeria with the award of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) in recognition of his stellar contributions to the development of the public.

Other members of the Board include Prof. Pat Utomi, Professor Juan M. Elegido, Professor Fabian Ajogwu, San, Mr. Tijjani Borodo, LLM, Professor Chris Ogbechie, Mr Adetunji Oyebanji, Mr. Ibrahim Dikko And Mrs. Clare Omatseye

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