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Mr. Iboroma Akpana

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Akpana is the Managing Partner of Solola & Akpana, one of the leading commercial and oil and gas law firms in Nigeria. He is a consummate corporate and commercial lawyer with a career spanning over two decades. Mr. Akpana has a proven track record of academic excellence. He graduated as a top student in Law from the University of Jos and obtained a Master’s degree from Harvard Law School. He is a Notary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Based on his work, he was recognised in the Chambers Global 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 editions as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Nigeria in its Corporate and Commercial section. Similarly, the International Financial Law Review 1000 ranked him as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ in Nigeria in its 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 editions while the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa profiled him as a ‘Recommended Individual’.

Mr. Akpana is a member of the International Bar Association, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Nigerian Bar Association and the Law Society of England and Wales. He joined the Board in March 2017 and currently chairs the Board Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and Board Credit Committee. He sits on the Boards of AMNI International Petroleum Development Company Limited and Contracting Plus Limited. 

Professional Experience

Academic and Professional Experience

Appointment Date

Professional Experience

March 2017-Date 


Independent Non-Executive Director, Access Bank Plc



LLM, Harvard Law School, Cambridge


March 2017

Chairman- Board Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

1998- Date 


Managing Partner, Solola & Akpana [Barristers and Solicitors]


B.L, Nigerian Law School

Vice Chairman- Board Audit Committee



Associate-Banwo & Ighodalo Solicitors



LL.B, University of Jos, Plateau



Vice Chairman- Board Credit Committee

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member-Board Human Resources and Sustainability Committee


Member, Law Society of England and Wales

Member-Board Risk Management Committee

Member, International Bar Association (IBA)

Member-Board Digital and Information Technology Committee

Member, American Bar Association

Member-Board Technical Committee on Retail Expansion 

Member-Association of International Petroleum Negotiators


Member - Energy Institute 


Notary Public Federal Republic of Nigeria 


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