Capital Market Solicitors Elect New Exco
The Capital Market Solicitors Association (CMSA), last week, elected news executives to take charge of the affairs of the Association for the next two years.
In an election conducted during the Association's 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Ikoyi, Mrs. Ayotunde Owoigbe of Banwo & Ighodalo, emerged unopposed as the CMSA Chairman, while Mr. Benjamin Obidegwu, Managing Partner of Hermon, Barristers and Solicitors was elected as the Vice Chairman of the Association.
Mrs. Owoigbe and Mr. Obidegwu were the Association's Vice Chairman and Secretary respectively, before the new election conducted by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Odujirin.
Other newly elected officers are Mrs. Damilola Adetunji of Odujnrin & Adefulu as Secretary,
Mr. Odiaka Vincent Iweze of Pentagon Partners as Assistant Secretary, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Enedeh of Punuka Attorneys as Financial Secretary and Mr. Tamuno Atekebo of Streamsowers & Kohn as Treasurer.
Also elected are Mrs Tolulope Moseli of Edward Ekiyor & Co as Socal/Welfare Secretary, and Mrs. Ogonna Chinedu-Eze of Udo Udoma Bello Osagie as Public Relations Officer.
Earlier, during the AGM, the immediate past Chairman, Mrs. Yinka Edu, thanked all the immediate past Executive Committee and members of the Board of Trustees for their unflinching support for her administration.
Edu said the word that characterised the Nigerian business environment and economy during the period of her tenure, was “uncertainty”, but she and her team were able to achieve so much for the Association.
“Our economy was adversely affected by external shocks, in particular the systemic effect of the fall in the global price of crude oil. The uncertainty built around FX availability, monetary policies coupled with some tough fiscal policies in 2016 weakened investors' confidence towards investment, particularly in the equity market. Despite this uncertainty, the year 2016 was an exciting and eventful year for the Association.
“In the course of the year, we organised a number of activities, which required time- consuming commitment from the Executive Committee, and I would like to thank the Exco for their huge contribution, particularly during the past year”, Mrs. Edu stated.
According to her, part of her administration’s achievement include publishing of the first two editions of the CMSA Newsletter, organisations of Summits, have nominations of a number of individuals from our member firms to assist the SEC, NSE and FMDQ or to sit on Committees set up by those Organisations.
“I am very proud and honoured to have chaired the Association over the last 2 years. I am proud of the progress that the Association has continued to make during this period and its collaboration with other institutions, both locally and internationally”, she added.
L-R: Mr. Odiaka Vincent Iweze, Chief Zik Obi, Mrs. Damilola Adetunji, Chief Oladipo Odujinrin, Mrs. Ayotunde Owoigbe, Chief Olu Rotimi Williams, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Enedeh, Mr. Benjamin Obidegwu, Mrs. Ogonna Chinedu-Eze and Mr. Tamuno Atekebo , new CMSA...