Globacom’s Executive Vice Chairman, Mrs Bella Disu, and 65 other Directors have been certified by the Institute of Directors at the February 2019 New Members Induction ceremony of the Institute held at Eko Hotels on Thursday.
Mrs Disu was among those who bagged the Institute’s full membership, some others got associate membership, while three Directors got life membership at the induction ceremony where the charge was administered by the Institute’s 1st Vice President, Chief Chris Okunowo.
Mrs Disu who joined Globacom in 2004 is also a Director of Julius Berger Plc, the biggest construction company in Nigeria.
Welcoming guests to the event, the President and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Institute, Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Mohammed, charged the inductees on thé importance of corporate governance to lead successfully. He also noted the inductees must continue on a path of continuous learning to remain competent.
Delivering a key-note lecture on the theme “Eight Technologies every Director needs to be aware of”, the Chief Economist for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dr. Andrew Nevin, declared that the number of private sector companies should be increased in the country to banish poverty, adding that the largest foreign exchange earner for Nigeria are its people working in the diaspora.
He listed the eight technologies needed to include Cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, 3D Printing, Drones, Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, Robotics and Blockchain, urging the inductees to get familiar with them to enhance their capacity and competence.
Responding on behalf of the inductees, Mr Akin Fanimokun of First Bank said the new members would uphold the ethics of the profession at all times by being good ambassadors of the Institute.
The Institute of Directors was established 35 years ago to professionally develop Directors by imbuing them with leadership skills to enable them to lead their organisations well and develop the country.