The 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN) was held on the 21st of December 2021 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The meeting was hybrid in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and all Covid -19 protocols were observed by those who attended physically.
At the meeting the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting, the Treasurers Report, the Audited Report and Financial Statements of the Association were adopted. The accounting firm of K L & co was also reappointed as the Auditors of the Association.
The meeting approved the election of the following members to serve on the Council for two years:
- Dr. Bolanle Adebola
- Mrs. Essien, Miannaya Aja SAN
- Ms. Efosa Ewere FCIArb
- Godwin O. Omoaka SAN
- Femi Ojumu
- Olugbenga O. Biobaku
- Dr. Adebola Olubanjo
- Chief Chris Okunowo (re-elected)
- Professor Godwin Oyedokun (re-elected)
The meeting also approved a new Executive Committee for the Association after the expiry of the tenure of the Executive Committee ably led by Professor Fidelis Oditah, QC, SAN. The new Executive Committee is comprised of:
- Mr Richard Ayodele Akintunde, SAN, C.Arb, FBR. – President
- Mr. C. V. C. Ihekweazu SAN, FBR – Vice President
- Mr Folorunsho Albert – First Deputy Vice President
- Mr Abiodun Aribiyi – Second Deputy Vice President
- Mr. Okorie Kalu – General Secretary
- Mrs. Bolanle Alao – Treasurer; and:
- Mr Johnson Agwu – Assistant General Secretary
The new Executive Committee Members were duly sworn in and new President, Richard Ayodele Akintunde, SAN in his inaugural speech thanked the immediate past President, Prof Fidelis Oditah, QC, SAN for his exceptional service to the Association and promised to consolidate on the achievements of the past executive committee.
He promised to improve on the members experience while interacting with the Association by revamping the BRIPAN website and making BRIPAN technology driven, socially connected and more responsive to the needs of its members. He promised to create a Young Members Group to enable the association tap into the huge potential and vibrancy of young members. He said that he new Executive Committee will constructively engage with the regulators such as the CAC and the Federal High Court to enable members have a better customer experience.
The new exco will also promote strategic partnerships and collaborations with SEC, NSE, AMCON, NDIC, Developmental Agencies, NBA and ICAN in the interest of the Association, members and the growth of the Insolvency profession. He promised to revamp the Basic Support Group and move the Association to a new office premises for its secretariat.
Sixty (60) new members were inducted at the meeting.
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