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Macron appoints Aig-Imoukhuede France Nigeria Business Council president

It said Mr Aig-Imoukhuede’s appointment followed the passing of Herbert Wigwe, the council’s former president, in February.

• May 15, 2024
Aig-Imoukhuede and Macron
Aig-Imoukhuede and Macron

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, the Chairman of Access Holdings Plc, has been appointed President of the France Nigeria Business Council (FNBC) by the French Republic President, Emmanuel Macron.

A statement signed by Access Bank spokesperson Olakunle Aderiokun on Tuesday said he was appointed at the Choose France Summit 2024, held on Monday.

It said Mr Aig-Imoukhuede’s appointment followed the passing of Herbert Wigwe, the council’s former president, in February.

The summit is an annual gathering of business magnates, investors, and governmental dignitaries to explore investment opportunities in France.

The summit’s highlight was the presidential dinner, characterised by high-level engagements and mutual commitments between participating parties.

The FNBC is a coalition of Nigerian private-sector business leaders committed to enhancing bilateral relations between Nigeria and France.

Its core objectives revolve around facilitating trade, investments, infrastructural development, job creation, and cultural integration between the two nations.

Since its establishment in June 2021, the FNBC has used its member network to champion investments across key business sectors, foster cultural understanding, and drive economic growth between Nigeria and France.

Notably, it has catalysed Nigerian business ventures into investment opportunities in France.

The council, which comprises 13 distinguished members, includes prominent figures such as Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede (President), Abdul Samad Rabiu, Gilbert Chagoury, Mike Adenuga, Aliko Dangote, Jim Ovia, Tony Elumelu, and John Coumantaros.

Others are Kola Karim, Leo Stan Ekeh, Daisy Danjuma, Gbenga Agboola, and Jean Haas as integral members.

(NAN)

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