IoD conference to retool directors for organisational growth
The Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria has said this year’s conference will focus on reskilling and retooling directors on how they can take full advantage of digitalisation to lead their organisations on the path of sustainable growth and profitability.
President and Chairman of Governing Council, Dr. Ije Jidenma, said preparatory to this year’s conference themed: ‘Corporate Governance and Digital Transformation: Leading Purposefully for Growth and Sustainability, scheduled to hold on November 24 to 25, 2022 in Lagos.
She said the emergence of the fourth industrial revolution, which is essentially driven by information technology, and the effect and challenges thrust on the world by the COVID-19 pandemic, have combined to alter the skills, expertise and knowledge needed by leaders to guide their organisations through the trying, dynamic and unprecedented environment that organisations have found themselves.
According to her, today’s leaders must possess visions for a technology-driven future and be prepared to purposefully lead the complex and innovative transformations, adding, “It suffices to say business leaders must disrupt now before they themselves are disrupted.
“I am optimistic that the presentations and discussions at this year’s conference will provide a platform for players in all sectors of the Nigerian economy and will 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 crystallise a deeper understanding of the roles that technology, as well as digital transformation play in the success and sustainability of our enterprises and institutions.”
Chairman of the conference National Organising Committee, Lamis Dikko, expressed optimism that the discussions and recommendations at the conference would be pivotal in improving the quality of policy outcomes for the advancement of the nation’s economic development.
He said it would also serve as a quest to entrench, deepen good governance and best practices across sectors of the economy.
Stating that the conference had been designed to attract key professionals and leaders in the public and private sectors, he also appealed to young directors, entrepreneurs and millennials to seize the opportunity of the conference for mentorship, networking and expanding their knowledge for sound corporate governance.
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