Mrs. Nkem A. Ikokwu is a 1987 Law graduate of the University of Jos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988. Her National Youth Service was with First Bank of Nigeria Plc. (now First Bank of Nigeria Ltd) from 1988 to 1989 after which she went into private legal practice.

Her journey into the Corporate world and financial sector began in 1993 when she joined The Lion of Africa Insurance Company Limited to set up and head their Legal Services department where she was until early 2007.

In July 2007, she joined the Risk Management Directorate of First Bank of Nigeria Ltd before bowing out in 2019 to return to her first love; private Legal practice. Mrs. Ikokwu is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School. She is characterized as a visionary, strategist and tactician with consistent record of delivering extraordinary results, and always exceeding goals. She is heavy with transaction background in Insurance, Banking and over 30 years post call to Bar experience backed judgment. A highly dynamic and result oriented professional, she has strong work ethics and irreproachable integrity. She has robust analytical, conceptual and data gathering skills, high energy level with considerable grace. She is blessed with outstanding negotiation skills and expansive capacity for crises management with zest for accomplishment.

Mrs. Ikokwu is fluent in English and two main Nigerian languages (Igbo and Hausa).

  • International Bar Association
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Otu-Oka Iwu (Lawyers Association)
  • Institute of Personnel Management (Chartered)