Chairman:Dr. Lucy Surhyel Newman, CPT
She has been a Certified Performance Technologist [CPT] of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) USA from 2008 to date. She is also a Corporate Governance Advisor and Director of more than 10 years standing. In terms of Professional Affliction, Dr Newman is affiliated with domestic and international networks. These include Member of IoD Nigeria & a Life Member International Society for Performance Improvement, USA. She recently completed the 30th cohort of the INSEAD International Director Certification Programme (IDP).
Dr Newman has over 32 years of industry & consulting experience from a State-owned Development Finance Institution, 4 Nigerian Commercial Banks, PricewaterhouseCoopers Nigeria and FITC. Her tenure as MD/CEO of FITC from May 2009 to September 2019, was highly impactful in Nigeria & beyond, as variously documented, reported and acknowledged. Of her 32 years of work experience, she has over the recent 13 years, consulted for Financial Institutions, International Pharmaceuticals, Conglomerates, Regulators in Aviation, Financial Services & Health Sectors, Professional Networks & Associations, a Major State Government in Nigeria, a National Fertilizer Company, Private Sector Oil & Gas Companies, West African Sub Regional Institutions, a National Oil & Gas Corporation and 2 Nigerian Electricity Distribution Companies.
In terms of Board experience, Dr Newman was the 2012/2014 elected International Director on the Global Board of ISPI, representing members in 48 countries outside the USA. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the African Centre for Development Finance [ACDF], of the Stallenbosch University Business School of Cape Town, South Africa; elected member – Governing Council of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria. Over the course of her tenure 10+ years’ tenure at FITC, she served as a member of the Governing Councils of West African Bankers’ Association [WABA], & the Bank Directors’ Association of Nigeria [BDAN]. She was also the Chairman of the FSS2020 Human Capital Development Implementation Committee, from 2009 to 2013.
Dr Newman has from 2001 to date, been affiliated with and supported many secular and religious charities within Nigeria, the sub-region and in Africa. She a recipient of many personal premium domestic and international awards, including the International Society for Performance Improvement [ISPI]’s highest individual award, the Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award. She is the 30th & also the first recipient from outside North America since the award was established in 1991. During her watch as CEO of FITC, the firm won many domestic and international partnerships and awards on governance, service quality, leadership & corporate culture. Above all, she loves her role as mom to three interesting male personalities, aged 30, 23 and 17.
Her personal website is drlsnewman.com