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Governance

The SPIN is led by passionate, committed, and renowned professionals with many years of experience practicing, advocating, teaching and mentoring on sustainability-related issues within Nigeria and internationally.

Board of Trustees

Kenneth Amaeshi

President

Kenneth Amaeshi

President

Kenneth is a Professor of Business and Sustainable Development, and the Director of Scaling Business in Africa Consortium at the University

Ini Abimbola

Vice-President

Ini Abimbola

Vice-President

Ini is the Founder and former Lead Consultant/CEO of ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited (TPC), a management consulting, sustainability, strat

Ismail Omamegbe

Director, Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations

Ismail Omamegbe

Director, Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations

Eunice Sampson

Director, Learning and Development

Eunice Sampson

Director, Learning and Development

Eunice Sampson is General Manager/Head, Sustainability, Dangote Cement Plc. Before joining Dangote in 2018, she pioneered/headed Corporate S

Mories Atoki

Legal Director

Mories Atoki

Legal Director

Mories Atoki is the Chief Executive Officer for the African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth), a social equity organization focused

Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan

Director, Marketing and Organisational Communications

Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan

Director, Marketing and Organisational Communications

Omobolanle has over 20 years’ experience in the field of sustainability and communications spanning various industries including manufacturi

Ken Egbas

Director, Programmes and Events

Ken Egbas

Director, Programmes and Events

Bekeme Masade-Olowola

Director, Strategy and Membership

Bekeme Masade-Olowola

Director, Strategy and Membership

Ibrahim Salau

Director, Sustainability and Administration

Ibrahim Salau

Director, Sustainability and Administration

Management

The Institute is supported by a team of dynamic professionals who are responsible for the smooth operations of the secretariat based in Lagos, Nigeria.

SPIN Directorates

Mandate:

The Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations Directorate is committed to developing and implementing stakeholder advocacy initiatives and programmes to create public awareness on sustainability issues. The directorate will mobilize resources to engage the private sector, civil societies, NGOs, public sector, academia, media, international organisations/associations and individuals to drive sustainability integration across all sectors and industries in Nigeria. It will collaborate with other directorates to ensure a synergic and purpose driven relationship that would enhance the delivery of the association’s goals.

Objectives:

The Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations Directorate will be responsible for the following:

➔ Provide strategic leadership in stakeholder management

➔ Drive advocacy and thought-leadership initiatives and activities to generate visibility and

➔ Relevance for the SPIN network.

➔ Develop a stakeholder framework for effective engagement

➔ Conduct and disseminate practice driven research

➔ Educate and engage

 

Strategic Leadership

The directorate will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in the area of stakeholder:

  • Advocacy and engagement through the following:
  • Development of a stakeholder engagement strategy with actionable plans
  • Provide regular updates on sustainability trends and issues to stakeholders
  • Provide thought leadership on sustainability issues in engagement with stakeholders

 

Stakeholder Framework

The directorate will develop a stakeholder framework incorporating the following:

  • Identify and categorize the different stakeholder groups to ascertain relevance
  • Sustainability readiness and maturity of the different stakeholder groups identified
  • Specific engagement approach for the different stakeholder groups
  • Actionable/work plan for engagement

 

Research

The directorate will:

  • Conduct and disseminate action and impact driven research
  • Source for research funding/grants from funders and donor agencies
  • Ensure effective collaboration with the academia and industry on impact driven research

 

Educate and Engage

The directorate will:

  • Work with stakeholders to organize public and private lectures, seminars, webinars, business
  • engagement programmes and other related activities for the enhancement of sustainability
  • knowledge and practice
  • Gauge stakeholders to understand their challenges and issues
  • Provide workable solutions to identified stakeholders’ challenges
  • Produce reports on sustainability issues

Members

  • Chinwe Okpala – Head, Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainable Development at CAP PLC.
  • Olayemi Olusoga – Team Lead, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at FBNQuest Merchant Bank
  • Godson Ikiebey – Sustainable Development Advisor and a Founding Research Fellow of the Knowledge Economy Group

Mandate:

This Finance Committee Terms of Reference (“the TOR”) defines the purpose, authority, scope and responsibility of the Committee. Also, the TOR is to assist the BOT in fulfilling its fiduciary obligations. The Finance Committee is appointed to assist the BOT in aspects of financial planning and management, risk management and control, and audit.

Objectives:

  1. To perform an advisory role on the SPIN’s financial operations.
  2. To review and make recommendations to the Board on the following: –
    1. Financial Management Policies and Strategies
    2. Cost Management Programme
    3. Cash Flow Management
    4. Capital Investment Programme
    5. Budget Administration
    6. Financial Plans
  3. To make recommendations to the Board on matters of finance and accounting including; Forecasting, resource mobilization, and financial risk management;
  4. The setting, approving, and monitoring budgets of the various Directorates/Committees of the SPIN; Preparing, reviewing, analyzing or evaluating financial statements;
  5. Oversight regarding financial audits and investigations of financial expenses, internal controls, or other oversight duties;
  6. General principles of law, regulatory/compliance matters, ethics; and
  7. Ensure the Principles of Value for Money – efficiency, effectiveness, and economy.
  8. To identify and bring to the attention of the authority any perceived weaknesses in the accounting and finance system, with suitable recommendations for addressing such deficiencies.
  9. Perform such other functions as assigned by the BOT.

Members

  • Akinkunle Akiode – Principal Partner, A.A.AKIODE & CO. CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
  • Kolawole Olatunji – Assurance and Financial Advisory Services Manager at Ernest & Young Nigeria

Mandate:

The SPIN Learning and Development Committee will act as the organ through which the Institute delivers its strategic goal of developing the skills and capacity of members and delivering curriculum-based professional certification training and knowledge sharing for Sustainability Practitioners in Nigeria.

Objectives:

  1. Develop a robust framework for evaluating and documenting the capacity building needs of Sustainability practitioners across different levels and areas of practice.
  2. Develop a framework for delivering curriculum-based professional certification trainings for Sustainability Practitioners.
  3. Develop a framework for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered practitioners and the methods for tracking, monitoring and fostering the requisite skills, knowledge and experience for advancing in the Sustainability profession.
  4. Support the development of standards for sustainability practice and professionalism in Nigeria.
  5. Develop a pool of online learning resources for sustainability professionals and aspiring practitioners using SPIN official website and other virtual applications as required.
  6. Engage sustainability practitioners and subject matter experts across different industries and sectors to identify competency gaps and develop customized trainings for addressing them.
  7. Understudy and benchmark the capacity building initiatives of similar Institutes and body of professionals to ensure that SPIN’s learning framework and curriculum is consistently up-to-date and meets global industry standards.
  8. Organize fit-for-purpose periodic sustainability in-class trainings, workshops, seminars and webinars for SPIN members and external stakeholders, including civil society groups, public policy makers, captains of industries, etc.
  9. Identify and leverage local and global partnerships that offer opportunities for competences building, upscaling and knowledge sharing for SPIN members.

Members

  • Brandie Stevie-Igbe – Head, Sustainability, Microfinance Limited
  • Eustace Onuegbu – President and Lead Consultant at the International Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (IN-CSR)
  • Temitayo Ade-Peters – Chief Executive Officer WeforGood International

Mandate:

The Legal Committee of the Sustainability Professionals Institute of Nigeria (SPIN), has been constituted to act as the legal resource for the institute and to serve as a consultative organ on regulations, laws, and other legal matters regarding the activities of the institute, its Board of Trustees and the Executive Council.

Objectives:

  • To provide guidance on legal implications of SPIN’s activities in line with the provisions of relevant legislation, the constitution of SPIN
  • To advise the Board of Trustees on matters relating to the interpretation and amendment of the SPIN Constitution, the legal status of SPIN and its relationship with regulatory agencies in Nigeria
  • To study, discuss and make recommendations on legal matters affecting the activities of SPIN with a view to facilitating and supporting the participation of SPIN Membership, preparing legal instruments involving SPIN and submit reports and recommendations thereon to the Board of Trustees.

Members

  • Abiola Laseinde – FCIS Member, Governing Council and past Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN)
  • Adetara Agbakoba (Esq) – Regulatory Compliance and Advisory Manager at PWC (Lagos, Nigeria)
  • Tobechukwu Uba – Former, Internal Services Director at Vetiva Capital Management Limited.

Mandate:

 

The Marketing and Organisational Communications Committee is an operating committee of SPIN under the authority of the Board of Directors. As such, the Committee provides technical expertise and guidance in the development and delivery of effective Marketing and Communications plans for SPIN in support of the organization’s goals and objectives and to oversee successful SPIN events.
 

Objectives:

 

  1. Increase revenues through sponsorship, event marketing, and merchandise sales
  2. Position SPIN as a leading brand in Nigeria
  3. Create stronger cross marketing opportunities with similar associations
  4. Support the development of programs in line with SPIN’s core values which will help grow membership
  5. Generate positive profiles for sustainability professionals and for sustainability as a profession
  6. Ensure SPIN has effective communications strategies and tools to achieve its goals.
  7. Ensure that SPIN’s events are successful and well managed.


Members:

  • Abosede George-Ogan – Director Strategy, Funding and Stakeholder Management at the Lagos State Entrepreneurship Trust Fund (LSETF) and the Co-Founder of ElectHer
  • Isaiah Owolabi – Project Director and Co-Founder Hacey’s Health Initiative
  • Cima Sholotan – Associate Director, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at IHS Nigeria Limited

Mandate:

To organize far reaching events and programs that enriches all participants in the areas of knowledge, user experience, improved/increased network, and reference point for events hosted for professionals or by a professional body, and constantly delivering on excellence, creativity, innovation, and content.

Objectives:

  1. Planning SPIN activities that require an interface phase with any particular audience, stakeholder groups or the general public as the case may be.
  2. Organizing internal and external functions on behalf of SPIN i.e. trainings, launches, annual general meetings, inductions, public presentations, webinar, seminars, speaking engagements etc., taking into consideration – locations, logistics, catering, venue spaces, theme, and audience management.
  3. Maintain a database of key stakeholders, relevant policy and political leaders, as well as industry leaders in a manner that ensures every event or program remains a form of advocacy.
  4. Formulating and advising on events/programs budget to the Finance and Budgeting Directorate as well as to SPIN executives.

 
Through its outlined series of activities, the directorate shall utilize its role and functions to drive or enable SPIN to actualize the following in partnerships with other relevant directorates:

  • Creation of public awareness of SPIN corporate brand and its activities.
  • Help to grow SPIN brand equity.
  • Help to bolster and manage SPIN’s image and reputation through the various events and programs.
  • Help utilize opportunities created to build a strong network and grow the SPIN network and reach
  • Enable viable touch-points or positive user experience for the public that may interact with SPIN through its events and programs.
  • Help to grow reach and buy-in of critical stakeholders into the activities and relevance of SPIN.

Members

  • Oguntokun Temitope – Legal and Corporate Affairs Director at International Breweries PLC
  • Bisola Adebimpe Sarumi – Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Flour Mills Nigeria PLC
  • Uche Daniel Ogbonna – Senior Manager and Team Lead at Ikeja Electric PLC

Mandate:

The Committee shall advise the Board on the development and implementation of SPIN’s overall strategy and membership policies to provide sustainable value to the different categories of members. The Committee shall also guide the processes for membership adoption, retention and cessation, and advise the Board on sustainable trends around membership aspects within similar global associations to the development of SPIN.

Objectives:

The Committee shall carry out the duties below for the institute, as appropriate:

  • Develop strategy relating to the institute
  • Consider and make recommendations to the Board concerning the membership strategy to be adopted by the Institute, including but not limited to categories offered by the Institute
  • Review the performance of the Institute in meeting strategic objectives
  • Review the Institute’s business environment and make recommendations to the Board arising from developments therein
  • Review the Institute’s Membership criteria and categories every three years
  • Consider and make recommendations to the Board concerning new strategic initiatives and alliances
  • Consider new strategic initiatives and alliances recommended by the Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations Directorate, and make contributions into such strategic opportunities where it considers necessary, between Board meetings, provided the actions proposed are in accordance with the Institute’s objectives.


Members

  • Deji Haastrup – Former GM, Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL)
  • Joseph Owolabi – CEO Rubicola and Board Chairman of Australian Sickle Cell Advocacy
  • Kemi Sokenu-Morris – Chief Executive Officer at Oladiran Olusegun Adebutu Foundation and former Senior Special Assistant (on Projects) to the Ogun State Government

Mandate:

To ensure all sustainability and administrative aspects of the Institute’s are aligned with its vision, mission and strategic plan, and to develop and/or initiate administrative and sustainable development programs that will be beneficial to its members, employees, stakeholders and the society.

The core objective of the Directorate is to oversee, on behalf of the Board of Trustee (BOT) the sustainability and administrative management of the association, support the executive committee of the directorate, coordinate the effectiveness of management and controls designed to manage risks associated with health, safety, environment, socioeconomic development (together “sustainable development”); and to monitor compliance with these responsibilities and commitments.

Objectives:

  • Oversee the long term administrative plans and recommend sustainability initiatives to the Board of Trustees, aligned with the prioritized strategies set by the Board.
  • Oversee the overall implementation of the strategic plan and provide progress reports to the Board of Trustee.
  • Have oversight of sustainable development responsibilities in the following areas: safety, health, environment (including water management), climate change, rights, gender, diversity, and related sustainability issues.
  • To prepare and present to the Board of Trustee a yearly Performance Plan covering all the Association’s activities for approval.
  • To oversee the development and content of the Performance Plan and set priorities for the implementation of key targets.
  • To review the implementation of the Performance Plan and to monitor performance against the objectives and targets.
  • To review qualifications and terms of engagement of External partners and provide recommendations to the Board of Trustee for appointment.
  • To oversee HR planning to ensure that SPIN has the right number of staff and skills capable of delivering on its mandate.
  • To consider and recommend staff establishment, remuneration including bonuses and other incentives, to the Board of Trustee for approval.
  • To review and monitor administrative controls, safeguards and provide any recommendations to the Board of Trustee for corrective/remedial action when required.
  • To make proposals to the Board of Trustee regarding requirements for resources including organizational staffing structures.
  • To consider any other matters where requested to do so by the Board of Trustee.
  • To review qualifications and terms of engagement of External partners and provide recommendations to the Board of Trustee for appointment.
  • To oversee HR planning to ensure that SPIN has the right number of staff and skills capable of delivering on its mandate.
  • To consider and recommend staff establishment, remuneration including bonuses and other incentives, to the Board of Trustee for approval.
  • To review and monitor administrative controls, safeguards and provide any recommendations to the Board of Trustee for corrective/remedial action when required.

Members

  • Shekete Ebundola Oladele – Vice President Operations/ ESG Director, Sahel Capital Agribusiness
  • Habiba Ahut Daggash – Consultant at Imperial Consultants, London