Ifeoma Elizabeth Uba-Onubogu

(Head Legal & Compliance)

Ifeoma is responsible for the strategic guidance and direction of NASD’s Legal team and for providing effective leadership to ensure that NASD’s policies, business operations, and its relationships with regulators, its members, issuers, and other stakeholders are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. She also has responsibility for regulating the two primary stakeholder groups of NASD, i.e. Participating Institutions and Admitted Companies that have listed securities on NASD. Ifeoma is a skilled lawyer with extensive experience in Corporate and Commercial Law with particular focus on corporate finance practice and capital market transactions including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt issues, private placements, due diligence, transaction structuring and other forms of corporate and business restructuring. She has successfully closed out on a number of complex corporate finance transactions.  Prior to joining NASD, Ifeoma worked in a reputable law firm for about 6 years where she rose to Head the Corporate Finance Practice. She is also a consummate Company Secretary and Governance Professional and possesses in-depth knowledge and extensive practical experience in these areas. She has served as Company Secretary to a number of public and private organizations and advises both multinational organizations and startups across different industries on the legal and regulatory framework for conducting business in Nigeria.

She is admitted to the Nigerian Bar and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria.