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Femi Lijadu is the chairman of the Nigerian Network of Non-Governmental Organisations (NNNGO), which is a voluntary umbrella body for NGOs in Nigeria. In his early days, Femi joined one of the largest retail banks in Nigeria as part of a take-over team and rose to be an executive director before resigning in 2002 to complete the Sloan Fellowship MS Programme at London Business School. He is a member of the board of the Hygeia Community Health Plan, which aims to increase access to quality basic healthcare for currently uninsured groups, using a public-private partnership model. Femi Lijadu completed his first degree in law at Durham University and holds a masters degree in law from University College, London University. He is a Fellow of the second class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-West Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He is a Fellow of the second class of the African Leadership Initiative-West Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.