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Annual directors’ conference begins today

Directors will be tasked on how they can take full advantage of digitalisation to lead their organisations on the path of sustainable growth and profitability…

Directors will be tasked on how they can take full advantage of digitalisation to lead their organisations on the path of sustainable growth and profitability during the 2022 Annual Directors’ Conference which starts today.

The president and chairman of Governing Council, Institute of Directors Nigeria, Dr Ije Jidenma, disclosed this in Lagos during a briefing to herald the annual conference of the institute held in Lagos.

She noted that the emergence of the fourth industrial revolution driven by information technology and the effect and challenges thrust on the world by the COVID-19 pandemic had combined to alter the skills, expertise and knowledge needed by leaders to guide their organisations.

“Today’s leaders must possess visions for a technology-driven future and be prepared to purposefully lead these complex and innovative transformations. It suffices to say business leaders must disrupt now before they themselves are disrupted,” she said.

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Jidenma explained that the presentations and discussions at this year’s conference would provide a platform for players in all sectors of the Nigerian economy and would deepen their commitments to corporate governance practices and best practices.

“We also hope that it will have a positive spiral effect across all sectors and crystalise a deeper understanding of the roles that technology and digital transformation play in the success and sustainability of our enterprises and institutions,” she added.

The chairman of National Organising Committee of the conference, Alhaji Lamis Dikko, revealed that there would be four plenary sessions during the two-day conference, to be led by key industry players.

The IoD Nigeria Annual Directors’ conference is the institute’s flagship event, where contemporary issues affecting leadership and corporate governance of Nigeria’s businesses are x-rayed and global best practice solutions provided by professionals and practitioners in corporate administrations.