Chidinma Ihemedu
Company Secretary/ Head, Legal and Compliance

“Success comes from standing out, Not fitting in” -  Don Draper, Mad Men.

People, Policy, Processes! These three P’s stand at the heart of what makes Chidinma tick. She is a stickler for evolving guidelines for the modern business environment, pushing the boundaries of excellent service delivery by maintaining fool proof policies that spur innovation across teams. She speaks compliance as a second natural language and guarantees that business processes and corporate practices stand legally structured.

Chidinma is an excellent, highly cerebral and analytical legal professional. She has been instrumental to driving value for businesses by instituting processes, and policies that inspire out of the box business strategies, stimulates measurable growth advantage, propels change in a positive direction, builds better team cohesion, and positions companies as worthy of mention across industries of expertise.

Chidinma Ihemedu is a Legal Practitioner in Nigeria and a Licensed Attorney in New York with over 10 years international legal and business advisory experience in corporate/commercial law, information and communications technology, telecommunications, startups and regulatory compliance. She holds an LL.B from the University of Lagos and an LL.M from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.  She worked as in-house Counsel at Vodacom Business Africa and Rescue Technologies Limited, and in law firm practice at Banwo & Ighodalo and Alliance Law Firm.

With vast experience in advising the private sector, international organisations and government institutions globally, Chidinma has developed legal frameworks for major projects in the information and communications technology sector, financial advisory for startups including Venture Capital, Business Incubators and Grants, preparation and implementation of technology, telecommunications contracts as well as policy formulations. She speaks fluent risk management and is well versed with industry principles.

An excellent communicator, Chidinma is fun loving, audacious, and energetic. Her true north is inspiring others through beliefs and actions. When she is not out for action, you can catch Chidinma watching movies, TV shows, planning a trip or being on one! Her best TV shows are Mad Men, Peaky Blinders, and Billions.