Lagos Chamber of Commerce Elects ex-Finance Commissioner,
Chief Asiwaju Cole as new President
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the premier Chamber of Commerce and the leading voice of the organised private sector in Nigeria, has elected Chief Asiwaju Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole, CON, FNIM, CNIM as President, to steer the ship of the foremost Chamber and take charge of its affairs for the next two years.
This followed the expiration of Mrs. Toki Mabogunje’s tenure of office, after she meritoriously served the Chamber in the same capacity for two years.
Dr Chinyere Almona, Director General of LCCI said: “Asiwaju Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole emerged as President after a duly conducted election at the Chamber’s 133rd Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 2nd December 2021, Lagos.
Asiwaju Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole, a two-time Former Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, as well as Works and Transport in Lagos State, is an astute boardroom executive who has served the Chamber previously in various capacities such as Deputy President, Vice President, Chairperson, Public Affairs Committee, Chairperson, Financial &General Purposes Committee among others.”
Dr Chinyere Almona added, “Indeed, we are very pleased as Asiwaju Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole, CON assumes the role of President of LCCI. As a Council Member and a key Officer of the Chamber, he has brought his extensive knowledge and experience to bear and has provided inspirational leadership and direction for the success of the Chamber.
His emergence as the President will enhance the Chamber’s role as the leading public policy advocate, promoting and protecting the interest of its members and the business community at large.”
Asiwaju Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole, CON is an accomplished Business Mogul of repute and the Founder of Colenson Group of Companies. He is an Alumnus of the prestigious University of Lagos; University of Cambridge; South West London College; All Saints University of America and Harvard Business School, USA.
He is also a Past President of the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC); Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM); University of Lagos Alumni Association and Former District Governor of Rotary for District 9110.
Asiwaju Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole, CON, is set to be formally inaugurated as the 24th President of the Chamber on Saturday 4th December 2021 at an Investiture Ceremony billed to hold at the Orchid-Lantana Hall, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the premier Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria. Founded in 1888 and incorporated in 1950 as a non-profit making organisation, the LCCI promotes, supports or opposes legislative or other measures affecting trade, Industry, commerce and agriculture.
The LCCI has over 2,500 registered members and is well known for its annual Lagos International Trade Fair.