ACGN Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9 – 11 August 2017

The Ethiopian Institute of Corporate Governance (EICG) hosted the 3rd African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN) Annual General Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 9 – 11 August 2017.

A “Corporate Governance and Business Ethics” Conference was also held alongside the ACGN meeting – This Conference provided the opportunity to discuss and present leading practices, ongoing initiatives and shortcomings in the field of economic and corporate governance and ethical leadership that are required for Africa to succeed in its growth objectives.

A special address to delegates was made by guest of honour H.E. Mr. Ali Suleiman, Commissioner of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission whilst a key note address was made by Professor Deon Rossouw of The Ethics Institute on ‘Ethics in Business’.

Two panel sessions were held in the afternoon, with the first panel addressing ‘Corporate Governance in the African context: Exploring good corporate governance practices as may be applicable and relevant to an economy driven largely by Small-Medium Enterprises, Family-owned Businesses and State-owned entities’ whilst the second pannel addressed ‘Case Studies in African Corporate Governance: Sharing of lessons learnt in corporate governance through African case studies at an entity, country and regulatory level’.

Also over the course of the meeting, the ACGN welcomed the Institute of Directors Centre for Corporate Governance in Nigeria (IODCCG) as an affiliate member.

Media coverage:

Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation (evening news – Amaric)

Ethiopia News Agency

China News

Fana Broadcasting Corporate


ACGN Members and EICG Board Members

ACGN Members and EICG Board Members
Dr. Eshetu T. Gelan (PhD), President, Ethiopian Institute of Corporate Governance
Plenary Panel Session L to R: Mr. Adamou Labara, Country Manager, IFC; H.E. Mr. Ali Suleiman, Commissioner, The F.D.R.E. Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission; Dr. Eshetu T. Gelan, President, EICG; Mr. Getachew Regassa, Secretary-General, AACCSA
Mr. Said Kambi, ACGN Chairman
Professor Deon Rossouw
ACGN EICG Conference Delegates
ACGN EICG Conference Delegates
ACGN EICG Conference Delegates
Panel on Corporate governance in the African context L to R: Ms. Tumi Dlamini, APRM Secretariat; Mr. Matt Davis, RENEW Consulting, Ethiopia; Dr. Gebrehiwot Ageba, Ethiopian Development Research Institute; Mr. Ali Harbi, Hawkama El Djazair, Algeria
Panel on Case Studies in African Corporate Governance L to R: Mr. Netsanet Tsegaw, Country Head, ACCA Ethiopia; Mr. Mohammed Jumba, Acting DG, IOD Nigeria; Dr. Lucy Surhyel Newman, CEO/MD, FITC Nigeria; Ms. Ansie Ramalho, International Finance Corporation; Ms. Deedee Atsumi-Sarno, Finance Manager, Total, Ethiopia
Ms. Tihitina Legesse, Board Member, Ethiopian Institute of Corporate Governance
Dr Nechi Ezeako for IODCCG Nigeria signing up as new ACGN Affiliate Member
Dr Nechi Ezeako for IODCCG Nigeria signing up as new ACGN Affiliate Member
ACGN Capacity Building Workshop with APRM
ACGN Capacity Building Workshop


  • Exchange and share knowledge, information, best practices tools and resources.
  • Demonstrating good practice within member organisations and network
  • Building sustainable capacity to enable membership organisations to achieve their goals
  • Common platform for advocacy, initiatives and communications
  • Expand the network
  • Create a favourable investment climate (outcome)
  • Conduct Research