The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) is pleased to announce its new Director-General, Mrs. Ayomide Olajide effective Monday, February 1, 2021.
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 in January 2021 after serving as the Acting Director-General for almost a year.
Till her recent appointment, she served as the Director of Programmes and Membership where she led the Programmes and Membership teams to deliver the mandate of expanding the Chamber’s membership network and increasing its profile through high-impact programs & events. In 2020, she won the Presidential Award as Most Supportive Secretariat Staff, the first of its kind in the history of the Chamber.
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 a Consultant at Enabling Nigeria for a Better Business Environment (ENABLE) an affiliate of The Department for International Development (DFID) and at the Economic 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.
As the new Director-General, Ayomide will implement the strategic initiatives of the Chamber and ensure that the Secretariat attains global standards of excellence in serving our members, even as the Chamber continues to pursue its mandate of fostering bilateral relations between Nigeria and Britain.