The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce has appointed a development sector professional, Mrs Ayomide Olajide, as the new Director-General. Mrs Olajide, whose appointment has been effective since February 1, had served as the Acting Director-General of the organisation for almost a year.
Until the new DG’s recent appointment, she was also the Director of Programmes and Membership at NBCC, where she led the team to deliver the mandate of expanding the chamber’s membership network and its profile.
In a statement to announce her appointment, it was stated that “In 2020, she won the Presidential Award as Most Supportive Secretariat Staff, first of its kind in the history of the Chamber.
Ayomide Olajide is a development sector professional with over 10-years’ experience in project management and non-profit leadership. She was appointed as the Director General of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce effective February 1, 2021 after serving as the Acting Director-General for almost a year.
Before this role, Ayomide worked with Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) as Programmes Manager, where she managed the Programme team to deliver high impact conferences, lectures and events as well as coordinator for ‘The Nigerian Women on Boards Program’ a highly successful initiative created for qualified women to occupy Board seats ensuring that the companies on whose Boards they serve, develop and implement policies that go beyond corporate expectations to helping women overcome the socio-economic challenges they face. She also served as Consultant at the Enabling Nigeria for a Better Business Environment (ENABLE) an affiliate of The Department for International Development (DFID) and at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Ayomide has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Warwick and a Bachelor’s degree from Babcock University in International Law and Diplomacy. She also has attended several courses on Supporting Public Advocacy for Regional Competitiveness in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda. She is married and blessed with 2 children.