The GOTNI Leadership Centre, Africa’s leading Leadership Development Organization has held a successful Chief Executive Officers Roundtable in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Conference, with the theme: Sustaining Value and Relevance in the Market Place: The Leadership Advantage, had in attendance, 50 top Chief Executive Officers from accros Nigeria and beyond.

The event, which held at the prestigious Delborough Hotel in upscale Victoria Island of Lagos, was one of the largest gatherings of CEOs in Nigeria in the same location for an entire day.

All the advertised speakers were in attendance including Professor Patrick Lumumba from Kenya, Dr. Cosmas Maduka, President of the Coscharis Group, Retired Chief of Defense Staff of the Nigerian Armed Forces, General Lucky Irabor, Hon. Justice Mabel Segun Bello of the Federal High Court, President of Gtext Group Dr. Steve Akintayo and CEO of GOTNI Leadership Centre Dr. Linus Okorie.

In his opening charge to the Participants, Dr. Linus Okorie congratulated them for being a part of a movement that will catalyze a dynamic shift in the trajectory of their organizations.

The other speakers then took turns in delivering masterclasses in Leadership, Strategy, Behavioral Patterns, Sales Dynamics, Ethics in Leadership, Corporate Governance and New Age Business Best Practices.

Speaking at the classy Black Tie Dinner which held to round off the event, various participants expressed their satisfaction with the organization of the event and looked forward to future editions.

For Dr. Jayne Obioma Onwumere, President of the PWAN Property Group with offices in 12 Countries, her participation at the event has opened her eyes to new vistas of opportunities that will launch her business to another level.

Dr. May Ikeora of L'Avyanna expressed confidence that she was leaving the meeting an improved version of herself and thanked the organizers for creating such a platform for Nigerian CEOs to interact and share experiences and best practices.

Mr. Barka Umaru Mshelia of Mshel Properties noted that he had attended a number of capacity development programs locally and internationally but this was different as it was practical and experiential.

Seyi Adekunle of Vodi Tailors acknowledged that the event was the boost he needed to innovate and open new horizons for his business.

Highlight of the event was the inauguration of the GOTNI CEO Leadership Council with City Entrepreneur and Politician, Hon. Shina Pellar emerging as the pioneer President.

In his speech while inaugurating the Council, the Chief Executive Officer of the GOTNI Leadership Centre, Linus Okorie, MFR, noted that the Council was inaugurated so that CEOs in Nigeria could have a platform to deliberate on shared challenges and prospects. 

Dr. Okorie noted that the Council, which will shortly be expanded to involve other Chief Executive Officers from accros Africa, would be nurtured into the pre-eminent assemblage of business Executives in Nigeria and Africa.

Some of the Participants that attended the Roundtable include President of Skyewise Group, Dr. Elvis Abuyere, Member of the Nigerian House of Representatives Hon. Bamidele Salam, Chairman of Octopus Clan Nigeria limited, Desiree Novaro Archibong, CEO of Neo Homes Chukwuemeka Azikwor, Victoria Michaels from Ghana, Colonel Amidu Lawal of the Nigerian Army, Inese Ntuk Arukhe of Saudi Aramco, among others.

Other Members of the newly inaugurated CEO Leadership Council include Dr. Prisca Ndu as Vice President, Sarah Samuel Amana as Secretay, Chairman of Princeton Group, Dr. Chibuike Echem, Chief Executive Officer of Cecy Healthcare, Dr. Yomi Jaye, CEO of Everite Diagnostics, Everest Okpara, Managing Director of Richbon Group Assumpta Muonagolu, CEO of Tastia Foods Kester Agwu among others.

The next meeting of the Council, which will be expanded to an Africa CEO Leadership Council, will hold at the Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Ghana, at the African Leadership Conference holding on April 12 and 13, 2024.

GOTNI Leadership Centre has for the past 3 decades, being championing leadership development in Nigeria and Africa. The organization boasts a rich list of clientele and collaborators in the public and private sector of Nigeria and beyond.

The Organisation has secured land and is on the verge of breaking ground for a pioneer Leadership University in Abuja which will be a Centre of Excellence for Leadership Development on the continent.

Media and Communications Unit

GOTNI Leadership Centre



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