Daputy Group Managing Director, Coscharis Group Ltd, Non-Executive Director, Access Bank Plc & Adjunct Faculty at Lagos Business School Dr. Okey Nwuke, Has been elected as President, while Dr. Kachi Nwoga (founder of MedSoft and VP of the Nextzon Group) will serve as Vice President. Mr. CNC Nwachukwu erstwhile banker, Pastor and Chartered Accountant returned as Director of Finance, Mazi Chinedu Okpareke, PhD Managing Director of Amazon Energy Group and Secretary-General of Arondizuogu Patriotic Union will serve as Director of Programs and Mr. Uche Aniche Convener, #StartupSouth & Co-Founder, SSE Angel Network will serve as Director of Communication.
Speaking at the occasion, Board of Trustee member & Founding Chairman, HRH (Dr) Patrick Acholonu, The Igwe of Orlu, expressed confidence in the new leadership’s ability to steer the ship and deliver on the mandate of IESG. He called on all members, government and the general public to support them.
In his acceptance speech, the newly elected President Dr. Okey Nwuke, thanked the founding Chairman and his team for setting up the foundation of IESG and pledged the in-coming team’s commitment to the goals and objectives of IESG. He thanked members of the group for the confidence reposed on them. Dr Nwuke added that IESG under his leadership will work with relevant stakeholders towards the attainment of an economically viable and prosperous Imo state.
Dr. Nwuke’s new leadership team used the occasion to announce a set of activities that include membership revalidation exercise, a webinar slated for November 30, 2021 and her annual Economic Summit slated for January 3, 2022.
The maiden Imo Economic Summit by IESG was held on January 2, 2020 at Protea Hotel Owerri.
IESG (Imo Economic Summit Group) is a socioeconomic think-tank composed of professionals and organized private sector leaders across Nigeria and in the diaspora, interested in the economic development and prosperity of Imo State. Members include resourceful and accomplished professionals and eclectic businessmen. The group’s objectives include Investment stimulation, Policy advocacy and advisory,
The Imo Economic Summit Group (IESG) was established in 2019 to institutionalize a culture of private sector expertise in the governance of the economy of Imo state. IESG’s over-arching vision is to work with the government in building an Imo subnational economy that leverages innovative thinking, and designs to be nationally and globally competitive, creating jobs and accelerating development.
IESG is an independent non-partisan organization that supports and complements economic development policies; the Group is made up of seasoned professionals with demonstrable personal accomplishments and overwhelming and altruistic passion for developing Imo.
Among its objectives, IESG is to continually scan the socio-economic landscape of the State and render advice and support to the executive, legislative and judiciary arms of government, recognizing the critical role these arms play in the economic development of a democratic State while attracting investment, supporting job creation and ensuring the creation of prosperity.