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Dr. (Mrs.) Nnenna Adaeze Orji

Experience & Activities

Dr. Mrs. Nnenna Adaeze Orji, an Economist, Lawyer and Jurist, was the pioneer executive Chairman of the Investments and Securities Tribunal, Nigeria (IST). She joined the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Nigeria in 1984 as pioneer head of the Legal division, and later became the Head of Enforcement Unit in SEC.  Under her leadership, the Legal & Enforcement department transformed the Securities and Exchange Commission into a world class knowledge based regulatory agency.

Dr. Orji holds a B.A (Hons.) in Economics & Business Administration from Howard University, Washington DC, USA; Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D) from Howard University, School of Law, USA and LLM Degree with emphasis on corporate and commercial law from New York University (NYU), School of Law, New York.

She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982.

After her education in the United States, she worked with Prentice Hall, New Jersey, as a Legal Research Associate, State of New Jersey; Office of the Governor as a Legal Assistant in the Division of Program Analysis; Department of Law & Public Safety as Decision Writer & Hearing Officer.

On her return from the United States of America she started private legal practice at the firm of Jessie Nwabueze & Co, as a corporate lawyer representing banks, commercial institutions and government organizations before joining the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1984.

Dr. (Mrs.) Orji is currently the Managing Consultant at the Law Firm of Arial Associates.

She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA); International Bar Association (IBA); National Association of Court Managers (NACM) USA; International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA); she is also an Associate Member of the American Bar Association.

As the Chair Person of the Board of Gadol Finance Company Limited, her wealth of experience and knowledge of financial regulations has contributed immensely to our compliance with corporate governance and the overall sustainability of our business.