Independent Non-Executive Director
Ike Osakwe is a Chartered Accountant and practising Management Consultant. He holds bachelors’ and masters’ degrees in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and is an associate Member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants both for Nigeria, and for England and Wales.
Initially trained for four years at KPMG Audit in London, he returned to Nigeria in 1980 and established and managed GRID Consulting Ltd – a firm which specializes in financial management advisory for commerce, industry, governments and NGOs. In 2018, he retired and sold this company to an American Corporation, on whose US Board he now sits.
Mr. Osakwe has over 40 years’ experience in financial, strategic and corporate planning, as well as organisational and financial management systems development, both in Nigeria and internationally. He has brought his vast experience in the dynamics of most major industrial sectors to bear in his work on corporate governance.
Mr Osakwe has held several board appointments and currently serves on the boards of Notore Chemical Industries Plc., Proton Energy Ltd., and DAI Global LLC (a US-based global development aid corporation). He is also a Member of the Governing Board of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). In this non-executive (part-time) role, he chairs the FIRS Board committee for Revenue and Finance.
He previously served on the boards of Leadway Pensure PFA, Red Star Express Nigeria Ltd (the Nigerian FedEx operator); and chaired the boards of Thomas Wyatt Nig. Plc. and UBA Trustees Ltd.