Tagbo specialises in corporate governance, social and environmental issues pertaining to business in Africa as a lawyer, and provides advisory services to major public and private sector corporations as well as a range of international development agencies. He is a Research Fellow at the Law, Justice and Development Programme of the University of the Witwatersrand Law School.
Tagbo sits on the Institute of Directors’ Public Sector Governance Committee (South Africa). Tagbo is a director at Blandford Consulting based in Johannesburg and Lagos. He is also an associate of Chartwell Housing Financial Solutions, which specialises in facilitating homeownership across Africa for the lower end market through structured finance and housing products.
Tagbo was named as a recipient of the inaugural “Millstein Rising Star of Corporate Governance Award” by Yale University’s Millstein Centre for Corporate Governance and Performance in June 2008, in collaboration with its partners in the selection process, the Open Compliance and Ethics Group and The International Corporate Governance Network.
Daisy is Country Director of the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship, Malawi, who founded the BAAC chapter in 2006. She is well known in Malawi’s business environment and has been a speaker at national and international conferences. Daisy holds a Master of Science degree in Business Economics. She is member of the ISO 26 000 working group and engages in the Malawi chapter of the UN Global Compact Initiative.
Soji is currently CEO of RTA Intelligence Ltd, a business risk, research and intelligence management company. Prior to that he was with SAP Nigeria form 1999 for eight years where he worked first as regional manager (West Africa), then as managing director. He was also a member of Council of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of the UN Global Compact, Nigeria Network.
In 1995 he co-founded INTEGRITY, an anti-corruption organisation that seeks to empower people, equipping their transactions, systems and institutions against corruption. Soji also co-founded the Convention on Business Integrity in 1997. He is a director and volunteer consultant for both INTEGRITY and the Convention on Business Integrity, where he has carried out numerous assignments for various international organisations including the World Bank, DFID, UN Global Compact, among others.
Soji graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Civil & Structural Engineering from Sheffield University in 1987 and has held several engineering posts in various companies prior to joining SAP in 1999.
Steve has held senior management positions in government, multilateral organisations and civil society, acting as a consultant on over 50 assignments for donor organisations such as the UN, Commonwealth Secretariat, EU, World Bank and DFID. He has extensive knowledge of the UK and international private sector and frequently broadcasts on international trade and investment issues.
Steve facilitated “Towards 2005: What Role Can the Media Play in the Fight Against World Poverty” organised by the BBC World Service Trust and DFID; and has been an advisor to the Africa Media Initiative for the BBC World Service Trust for the past three years.
In February 2009, Steve completed the first evaluation of the Communications for Development (CommGap) programme managed by External Affairs Department of the World Bank.
Steve is an adjunct professor in the School of Business at UCB Canada and also a Senior Adviser to the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and Managing Director of the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC).
Yvonne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Public Administration from the University of Zambia. She has worked with the Professional Insurance Corporation and Alexander Forbes Wright. In October 2000, she joined Transparency International Zambia as programme manager responsible for the three main programme components of the organisation which included research and advocacy, capacity building and information.
In May 2004, she joined the Human Rights Trust of Southern Africa (HURIDETSA) as the programme manager for the ethics and governance programme, where she is inter alia responsible for the management and support in the implementation of the programmes covering the SADC countries, the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law, governance and human trafficking. Yvonne coordinates HURIDETSA’s implementation of BAAC and involvement on the African Human Security Initiative (AHSI) project, which is an initiative of the Institute of Security Studies and the AHSI secretariat, involving the participation of seven member organisations with the main focus is on addressing Human security issues that are complimentary to the APRM process.
Yvonne has contributed to the production of a number of manuals and publications including NEPAD and the Media- Monitoring Indicators for the Media; Independence of Anti-Corruption Agencies: A study of six institutions in southern Africa; Implementing the SADC Protocol against Corruption: Recommendations and Draft Rules of Procedure for the SADC Anti- Corruption Committee; and Implementing the SADC Protocol against Corruption – Monitoring Indicators for Civil Society.
Florence Dennis is the Executive Secretary of Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition. She has more than 15 years of professional experience from the private and public sectors in policy management, public-private partnership promotion, project management, monitoring and evaluation, research, advocacy and shipping administration.
Florence has contributed to and monitored the implementation of the Ghanaian poverty reduction strategy, the African Peer Review Mechanism, the Master Port Development Plan among other policy documents. She has also managed and implemented various programmes funded by key development partners such as the World Bank, UNDP, GTZ, and SNV etc.
Achim is a specialist in monitoring and evaluating international development with over 15 years’ experience associated with the Lotus M&E Group. He has also been involved in the donor harmonisation processes on behalf of DFID from 2001 to 2006, equipping him with the political dimension aspect of international development.
Achim is equipped with skills to design and implement results based management frameworks, evaluate programmes at policy level for bilateral donors and UN agencies (UNICEF, FAO, ILO, OCHA, WFP, IFAD, UNODC, UNIFEM), NGOs and the private sector. He is the founder member of the Swiss Evaluation Society’s working group on programme evaluation in international development cooperation.
Commonwealth Business Council (CBC)
African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC)Malawi