The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has announced the appointment of Dr. Chinyere Almona as its Director General (DG) effective July 1, 2021.
Her appointment followed the retirement of Dr. Muda Yusuf as DG on the expiration of his tenure of office, having served the Chamber for 24 years with the last 13 years being in the capacity of DG.
LCCI President, Mrs. Toki Mabogunje, in a statement on Thursday said: “Dr. Muda Yusuf, an astute Economist of repute, joined the services of the Chamber over two decades ago and rose to become the Director General through hard work and unrivalled dedication to duty.
“He is a respected public commentator on macroeconomic issues, regulatory environment, economic reforms, policy and institutional reforms, trade policy issues and investment climate matters.” He has led numerous policy reform and engagement sessions on the business environment, investment climate issues and the ease of doing business in Nigeria.
Mabogunje also added that, “Indeed, Dr. Muda Yusuf will surely be missed by staff, members of the Chamber, our partners, collaborators, the diplomatic community, and stakeholders in the media space for his sound economic and analytical prowess, which has contributed immensely to the effectiveness of public policy advocacy and the development of the Nigerian economy.
“We believe that, though he has retired from the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, he is definitely not tired of contributing his quota to the prosperity of Nigeria, as the economic powerhouse of the African continent.
“We shall continue to benefit from his expertise as he moves to the next stage of his endeavours.”
According to Mabogunje, the appointment of Almona was an added value to the well-established profile of the Chamber.
She holds a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from Business School Netherlands and brings with her, about thirty years of diversified experience through her various work experience roles.