ACCI felicitate with Prof. Adesugba on appointment as NACCIMA Legal Adviser
By Lubem Gena, Abuja
The Chamber has felicitated with Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, its Vice President in charge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on his appointment as the National Legal Adviser by the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA).
Prof. Adesugba doubles as the Provost of its training arm known as the Business Entrepreneurial Skills and Technology (BEST) Centre.
In the message by the Acting Director General of the Chamber, Mrs. Victoria Akai, Prof. Adesugba was described as an erudite scholar whose impact has been felt in the legal profession, business development or facilitation, mentorship, skills development amongst others.
“Prof. Adesugba is a rare gem whose passion for promotion and facilitation of businesses across national boundaries in addition to doing a lot to impact on his fond media profession.
“His wealth of experience while serving as Director in Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC)and other key positions in the public sector have earned him national and international recognitions.
“Importantly, Adesugba also worked closely with our President, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode while he was cabinet Minister in several capacities during which he deployed his competencies to advance the nation. He will also do same for NACCIMA in the capacity he is appointed to oversee”, Victoria added.
Below is his abridged profile:
A former Chairman of the Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP), a Lawyer and an Economic Development Specialist with over three decades experience in public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba is a Vice President at the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).
He also serves as the Provost of the international award-winning Business Entrepreneurship, Skills, and Technology (BEST) Centre, and the Vice Chairman of the board of the ACCI Dispute Resolution Centre.
Adesugba has previously served as the Chairman of the NACCIMA Education Committee, and he is the Publisher of the online newspaper, the Chamber Telegraph. Prof. Adesoji Adesugba is a visiting Professor at the American University of West Africa, Banjul, and the Roegate College, Dublin, Ireland.
Prof. Adesoji Adesugba is a Philomath known for his ability in combining the best in private sector managerial and entrepreneurial acumen with expertise in navigating public sector practice. He is the Chief Counsel at LegalPro Advocat, a Nigerian based Law firm.
He has been involved in Chamber of Commerce administration since 2003 when he represented the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) on the Council of the ACCI.
Adesugba is a co-founder of the Akoko Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AKOCCI).
Apart from working at the IAP, Adesugba had previously served as a Director at the NIPC; also, as Head of Communication, Marketing, and External Relations at the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE); and as a senior officer at the Nigerian Customs Service.
He also served as a Technical Adviser to the Hon. Minister of Labor, Productivity and Employment. Prof. Adesugba serves on the board of several Nigerian companies.
Prof. Adesoji Adesugba obtained his Doctorate in Business Administration with the highest distinction from the California Southern University in the USA.
He has an M.Sc. degree in Investment Promotion and Economic Development from the Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland, UK. He also has an MBA from the Ogun State University in Nigeria, and his first degree was a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos in 1981.
Adesugba also studied law and obtained his LL.B. from the University of Lagos in 1987. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989. Prof. Adesugba has a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK); a certificate in arbitration from the Columbia Law School in New York; a certificate in Chinese Economic Development from the Normal University, Beijing China; and a certificate in Organizational Behavior from the York University, Toronto.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Chartered Taxation Institute of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Member of the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association.