Mr. Usoro is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the founder and Senior Partner of the Law firm of Paul Usoro & Co. He has over 30 years of law practice experience and is acknowledged as a highly experienced litigator and communication law expert.
He was elected President of the Nigerian Bar Association in August 2018 for a two-year term and is currently a Non-Executive Director Dakkada Luxury Estates Limited, Eyop Farms Limited and Empee Ventures Limited. He represented Access Bank as a Non-Executive Director on the board of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc.
Mr. Usoro holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ife (1981) and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982. He joined the Board in January 2014 and is currently the Chairman of the Board.
Prior to his appointment as Chairman, he served as the Chairman of the Board Human Resources and Sustainability Committee and Board Technical Committee on Retail Expansion as well as the Vice-Chairman of the Risk Management Committee’.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
Chairman/Non-Executive Director, Access Bank Plc
January 2014- 2023
Access Bank Plc
FCIArb- Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Senior Partner, Paul Usoro & Co Law Firm
B.L (Hons), Nigerian Law School, Lagos
Head, Litigation, Sani Mohammed, Kuso & Co
LL.B (Hons) , University of Ife