Mrs. Uto Ukpanah, FCIS. Vice President, ICSAN

Uto Ukpanah has utilized her broad-based corporate experience in providing guidance and direction on governance within the MTN Nigeria Group of entities. MTN Nigeria Communications Plc is the leading Tech company in Nigeria with a revenue base of over N2 trillion. In her role as Company Secretary, she has responsibility for governance and ESG for MTN Nigeria, MTN Nigeria Foundation, and other entities within the MTN Nigeria Group which include its Fintech, fibre, and data center platform businesses. MTN Nigeria is a subsidiary of MTN Group with footprints in Africa and the Middle East. She is a legal practitioner, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), and a Certified Ethics Officer at, Ethics Institute/University of Stellenbosch.

Uto has been involved in the development and implementation of corporate governance codes across various sectors in Nigeria. She has utilized those opportunities to strategically position and give visibility to the role of governance practitioners.

Prior to joining the Tech sector, she had a fulfilling career in financial services and legal practice. An alumnus of the Lagos Business School, she is a recipient of several awards and was honoured as the 2021 Company Secretary of the Year at the ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards.

She is a Member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) where she chairs the  Building Committee and serves on the Nomination and Governance Committee of the Institute. She is a member of other professional bodies including the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the Ethics Compliance Officers Association, USA.

Uto treasures her role as a Wife and Mother.


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