Mrs. Nkechi Onyenso, FCIS.

Mrs. Nkechi Onyenso, FCIS

Nkechi Onyenso (Mrs.) is an Experienced Governance and Administrative Professional with an excellent track record of introducing governance structures, turning around small and medium businesses and building people. She holds a Law Degree from University of Ibadan, Oyo State in 2002 where She graduated with a Second Class Upper (LLB) and won the University’s prize for the 'Best Graduating Student in Labour Law in 2002’.

She was called to Nigerian Bar with honors in October 2004 and obtained her qualification as a Chartered Secretary and Administrator from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators UK where she again won the prize as the 'Best Student in Corporate Administration' in the June 2008 diet.

She became a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Administrators of England and Wales in 2012, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) in 2015. She holds a Post Certificate in Human Rights Law and a Diploma of Law from Queen Mary University of London (2015) . She got her LLM (Master of Laws) from the same University in 2016.
Nkechi has over two decades of experience in Broadcasting, Administration, Aviation Consultancy, Legal, Corporate Governance Advisory and NGOs. She rose to become the first Female Registrar/CEO of ICSAN in 2015.

Nkechi held the position of Secretary to the Continuing Legal Education Committee for Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Ikeja Branch for two concurrent terms, Was elected Auditor of the All Purpose Co-operative Society of NBA Ikeja Branch in 2013. Social Secretary of ICSAN Lagos Chapter 2013 -2015 and Publicity Secretary and Chairperson of Editorial Committee of the NBA Ikeja Branch 2014-2016. She was elected into the National Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in 2017. She is the Facilitator of the Governance and Institutions Policy Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) ; Chairman, ICSAN Aviation Sectoral Group ICSAN, Alternate Chairman Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ikeja Bar Journal and Chairman ICSAN Publicity and Advocacy Committee.
Nkechi was featured in Guardian Newspaper as One of Nigeria’s Most Inspirational Women in July 2018 and again by Punch Newspaper as a Female Mentor in January 2019. She has won several awards including Africa Travel 100 Women Award 2022, The Aviation Ambassador Award 2023 and the African Leadership Award for Aviation Services Personality 2023 .

She is currently the MD/CEO of Pathfinders International Limited (Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia).


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