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Soji APAMPA is an International Corporate & Political Governance Expert and Co-Founded The Integrity Organisation (Ltd.) (Gte.) in 1999 and The Convention on Business Integrity Ltd. (Gte.), a project launched in Lagos in 1997 to promote ethical business practices, transparency, and fair competition in both the private and the public sectors. He sold systems to support transparency and accountability between 1999 and 2007 when he worked for SAP Africa, his final role (2004-2007) being that of MD for Nigeria and Regional Director for West Africa. Over the last 10 years, Soji has been a consultant to various governance, private sector and social development projects in Nigeria. Soji led the effort to develop a Corporate Governance Rating System (CGRS) launched in November 2014, which forms the foundation of the Premium Board of the Nigeria Stock Exchange and also a tradable Corporate Governance Index. Mr. Apampa’s work on governance is recognised around the world. In 2009, he was appointed Senior Advisor to the United Nations Global Compact Working Group on the 10th Principle (Anti-Corruption) and has contributed academic papers to major publications on anti-corruption such as the Handbook on Compliance Management published by Prof. Dr. Josef Wieland of the Konstance Institute of Applied Ethics, and Prof. Dr. Johan Graf Lambsdorf’s book on The New Institutional Economics. Prof. Lambsdorf is one of the authors of the famous Corruption Perceptions Index published annually by Transparency International. Mr. Apampa has advised governments in Africa and Europe, and is a member of the editorial board of Premium Times (an online newspaper), and was for several years consultant to the Governance and Institutions Policy Commission of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG). He is a well known, and highly sought after political-economy analyst who has provided services to international bodies such as from the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development (now FCDO). In 2017, Soji founded CBi Innovations Ltd. (CBiIL), a for-profit social-impact company that partners with the poor to improve their incomes and productivity. CBiIL is currently building a self-sustaining private extension/field service organisation that leverages modern technology (both hardware and software) for data aggregation. This data aggregation enables effective and efficient aggregation of smallholder producers (young men & women) in ways that give predictability and traceability to volumes and quality of production, without adding too significantly to the unit economics of production, whilst being modular and scalable.
Soji’s working experience covers training, research, consulting and management in the private and public sectors and civil society. He started his working career as a civil and structural engineer in 1987 after graduation from the University of Sheffield, UK; worked in Business and Computing for about 9 years; gained a Master of Governance & Finance from John Moores University Liverpool, UK (2008) and is a 2008 Fellow of the Africa Leadership initiative West Africa (of the Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado). He is a member of the Free Enterprise and Democracy Network of the Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) USA, and in 2020 he was invited to be a member of a Global Future Council of the World Economic Forum.
Mr. Apampa is a polo player, and in 2001 he acted briefly as Secretary of the Lagos Polo Club; he is a social golfer and member of the IBB Golf & Country Club Abuja. He is married with two children.