Board of Directors
The Nigerian Global Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is comprised of 20 board members plus five (5) ex-officio voting officers defined as President, Immediate Past President, First Vice President, Second Vice President and Treasurer.
The chamber shall hold an annual general meeting in the first quarter of each year at a time and place to be designated by the Board of Directors. At such annual meeting the newly elected officers may be installed, reports of the officers of The Chamber may be considered and any other business may be transacted.
Board members meet monthly to address the most pressing issues facing the Chicago business community. The Board of Directors works at a high level to ensure the Chamber effectively serves as the voice for the members and the Chicago business community.
Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held regularly at such frequency, time and place as the Board of Directors shall from time to time determine. As a matter of custom, regular meetings shall be scheduled by the President in conjunction with the Chief. Meetings shall be open to all members unless the Board by majority vote deems otherwise.
The Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee determines long-term goals and makes recommendations to the Board on strategic initiatives. Its members come from a wide range of industries and are some of the most influential businesses. Members of the Executive Committee are selected and approved by the Board.
The Divisions of the Chamber which is the same as committees, shall consists of the following: Finance, Membership, Public/Community Affairs, International Affairs and Special Events/Recognition
Olalekan Ajibola — President/CEO
Oladipo Animashaun – Principal Architect, L.A. Design Company
Hussain O. Banire – Senior Project Manager, Laz Parking
Allen K. Wright, MBA – Vice President, Branch manager, Wintrust Bank, Chicago
Halima Yombe, MBA – Accountant, Koya Accounting & Financial Services
Wasiu Abass – Sr. IT Analyst, CompuCom/BMO Harris
Bolaji Dasilva, MISM, CISA – IT Security & Compliance Advisor, CVS Health
Elaine O.A. Darko, Sr. Benefits Insurance Broker, NASB-North America
Randolph “Dolphin” Norris — President – Sirron Inc.
Marcus Gray – Attorney At Law
Emmanuel Abidemi – Chief Chef, Bolat/Iyanze Restaurant, Chicago