He is an Agricultural Economist, institutional development expert and programme management specialist with varied experience in institutional building, process development and operational improvement. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and obtained a Masters Degree in Public Administration with specialization in Public Policy. He was also trained at the Project Management College of the UK where he obtained an Executive Masters Certificate in Project Management. Under his watch, NIRSAL has attracted positive attention of respected global players in the agriculture sector including African Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and other African countries like Rwanda, Liberia, Benin Republic, Uganda, South Sudan and many more. Mr. Abdulhameed brings to NIRSAL strong experience in corporate agribusiness and deep expertise in the field of agricultural finance and risk management.
He is a Fellow of the Microfinance Association of the United Kingdom, a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration, ICA in Nigeria, a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and a Senior Associate member of the Risk Managers Association of Nigeria, RIMAN.
He is very passionate about the use of technology to drive African agriculture. He has been a champion of replicating Risk Sharing Facility as a tool for derisking agriculture in emerging economies.
In recognition of his contributions to the agricultural development of Africa, the President of Togo, H.E. President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé conferred on him the National Award of the Grande Chancellerie De L’Ordre Du Muno of the Republic of Togo in June 2018 for successfully leading the team that established the Togo Incentives –based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending. (TIRSAL/MIFA)
Mr. Nyachoti is by primary profession, an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Certified Corporate Secretary (CPS(K)) with broad experience as Corporation Secretary and Head of Legal Services of various large and busy entities.
As a Chartered Arbitrator, Mr. Nyachoti has handled and successfully concluded several domestic arbitrations and mediations references. Mr. Nyachoti also consults as well as trains on various roles and sectors amongst them: Alternative Dispute Resolution, retirement benefits regulation, corporate governance and institutional development.
He brings great zeal and experience from training and working in the financial and hospitality sectors in senior management, supervision, development and review of regulatory and institutional frameworks, dispute resolution, corporate governance, legal advisory and consultancy among others.
Mr. Nyachoti holds a Masters degree in Law (LLM); an MBA in Strategic Management; a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (KSL); a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB); Studies in Public International Law and Leadership and Team Skills among other qualifications.
Arbitration Experience: Dr Sally El Sawah regularly acts as Counsel, Administrative Secretary and Arbitrator in numerous ad hoc and institutional arbitration cases under the auspices of the LCIA, ICC, ICSID, CRCICA, French-Arab Chamber of Commerce, DIAC, CCJA/OHADA, etc.
Professional Career: Dr EL SAWAH is a Qualified Lawyer in France & Egypt and a Registered European Lawyer in England and Wales. She is in independent practice and specialises in international arbitration and cross-border litigation. Prior to that, she was working as Senior Counsel at a leading arbitration law firm in Paris where she was handling a wide range of interesting and complex international arbitration and litigation cases.
In addition to her arbitration experience, Dr El Sawah regularly advises and appears as Counsel before Courts, in cases involving States, State Entities, State-owned companies, major multinational companies in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia, in particular for the Enforcement and annulment proceedings of arbitral awards as well as Injunctions and Interim Relief.
Her leading book on State and International Organisations Immunities is “The Reference” for all the specialists on this question. She is the author of many academic articles on International arbitration and State immunities, and participates as a speaker and lecturer in international conferences and workshops.
She is a member of many professional associations and groups, such as ILA, ArbitralWomen, ICC-YAF, ICC Arab Arbitration Group and LCIA-YIAG.
Education: Dr EL SAWAH holds BAs from Cairo and Sorbonne Universities and an LL.M and a PhD from the Sorbonne.
Languages: Her working languages are Arabic, English and French.
She has conducted both ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under most of the major institutional rules. Her arbitration experience spans the globe, having been involved in arbitrations in Western and Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan and North Africa, North, Central and South America, and Asia. She also has substantial experience in cross-border litigation, particularly involving the U.S. and France. Before moving to the Paris office in 2007, she practiced litigation and arbitration in White & Case's New York office for three years. Elizabeth earned her JD from New York University School of Law and Bachelor’s from Georgetown University. She also has a Master’s Degree from Sciences Po (Paris).
Elizabeth is both common-law and civil-law qualified and acts in both English and French-language arbitrations. She teaches international arbitration at Université Paris Est Créteil Val-de-Marne, Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas), Sciences Po Paris, and the Lagos Court of Arbitration.
Bsc in Civil Engineering and MSc in Construction Management from Northeastern University in Boston, USA 2001/2004
Registered Engineer with COREN and a member of Nigerian Society of Engineers, Abuja.
Interests include playing Golf.
Ewuwuni is passionate about her profession and, as the Lead Counsel in the law firm of ONNOGHEN-THEOPHILUS (a full service law chambers which specialises in Construction Law), she has wide experience in negotiating, drafting, executing and interpreting both domestic and international construction contracts. Ewuwuni is adept at advising clients on the different aspects of construction projects and has been involved in the resolution of several construction disputes via litigation and ADR. She is the author of the first Nigerian book on Construction Law titled “Construction Law in Nigeria” and is a leading legal authority on the sector.
Ewuwuni is happily married to Engr. Domobiyo Theophilus and together they have two (2) beautiful children – Naemi & Naye.
She began her career as a State Counsel with the Rivers State Ministry of Justice in 1992, in the Public Prosecution Department. She became the Head of Department, Directorate for Citizens Rights of the Ministry from 2002 up until June 2015, when she was moved to head the Special Legal Services Unit in the Office of the Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Rivers State between June and August 2015.
In August 2015, she was sworn in as a Permanent Secretary in the Rivers State Civil Service. She is the Solicitor-General of Rivers State and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Mrs. Fiberesima was the former Assistant National Secretary of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Nigeria), 2014- 2016. She also served as a past Chairperson of International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA Nigeria, Rivers State Branch, from 2007 to 2011.
Currently, she is the Chairperson of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) Port Harcourt Chapter and the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Rivers State Branch. She is on the training faculty and Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Nigeria.
She is passionate about the issues affecting women and children, loves to write, skilled in Mediation, Arbitration, and other methods of dispute resolution.
She is an ardent believer in Jesus Christ and serves in various capacities in her church. Her hobbies include reading, travelling and cooking. Married to Sir Sampson I. Fiberesima, the General Manager of Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation, they are blessed with four (4) children.
She served as the first Vice Chairperson of the Zambia Branch of the Institute and is an approved Faculty Member on the Introduction to Domestic Arbitration Course. She assumed the Chairmanship of the Zambia Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in April 2018.
She is one of only two members of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation in Zambia, specialising in Dispute Avoidance and Adjudication in Construction Contracts, using the Dispute Board method of the FIDIC contract suite.
A holder of a doctorate in Private Law from the University of Picardie Jules Verne in France, BEBOHI EBONGO has been awarded the year 2015 OHADA School of Magistrates (ERSUMA) best doctorate thesis. Previously, BEBOHI EBONGO held teaching positions both at the University of Yaoundé II in Cameroon and Picardie Jules Verne in France.
BEBOHI EBONGO pro bono work in the legal industry includes but not limited to her role as the senior research officer at the Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA) where she is administering editing related work in numerous publications among which the journal “Revue Camerounaise de l’arbitrage”. BEBOHI EBONGO attended the UNCITRAL Working Group II sessions on International Arbitration and Conciliation and continue to represent APAA in high profile events both as a resource person and speaker at conferences.
A creative facilitator, skilled in guiding learners through targeted engagement and breakthrough learning opportunities, Wale is a certified trainer and consultant with several development organizations. Through this work, he has helped businesses to build, scale up and sustain profitability particularly in the areas of specific business development and targeted marketing.
In addition, he is a faculty member at the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan Atlantic University where he provides expert advice to growing businesses.
He is a Co-Founder of eLab Accelerators Limited is currently with Acumen, as the West Africa Fellows Lead.
• Chief E.A.O. Shonekan Prize for Best Student in Commercial Law
• Prince Bola Ajibola Prize for Best Student in Commercial Law
• Godwin Adoki Memorial Prize for Best Student in Land and
• Best Student in Administrative Law
He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991 having passed his Bar Examination with Second Class Upper Division.
He has a Post Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Keble College Oxford University under the auspices of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and also has a Diploma in Financial Management from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Administration.
He has a Masters Degree with distinction in Petroleum Law and Policy from CEPMLP, University of Dundee, Scotland.
He is the Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Abuja Chapter, and also a Chartered Arbitrator. He is currently a PhD Student on the Uncitral Arbitration Rules and Transparency at CEPMLP, University of Dundee, Scotland.
He is a member of the National Committee of the ICC Arbitration Commission and has significant experience in well over 45 arbitration cases both locally and internationally on disputes ranging from Joint Venture, Energy and Natural Resources, Construction and Infrastructure.
He is a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, past President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria Branch. Ojo was until recently a member of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) Geneva Switzerland, Council member of the Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law of the International Bar Association, a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, Washington, DC, a member of the Panel of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Hague, Netherlands and Alternate Chairperson of the UNESCO Appeals Board in Paris.
He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London, President of the African Users’ Council of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA),
He belongs to many professional associations like the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London Court of International Arbitration, Swiss Arbitration Association, the Nigerian Maritime Arbitrators Association, Nigerian Energy Lawyers Group, the International Bar Association and an Associate Member of the American Bar Association to mention a few. He is a Patron of the Nigerian Society of International Law and the West African representative of the Foundation for International Commercial Arbitration SICA/FICA.
Ojo has spoken at several international conferences and recently completed co-authoring a book on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice in Nigeria which will be published by Lexis Nexis in July 2018. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Journal of Arbitration and Mediation (NJAM) and the African Journal of Arbitration and Mediation(AJAM) and an accredited tutor with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
He holds a LL.B degree in Law from the University of Lagos, Nigeria1977, LL.M degree in Law from the London school of Economics and Political Science, University of London 1982, Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London 1998. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Chartered Arbitrator. He is a recipient of the Nigerian National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (FNIALS).
He is a PhD holder in Law from University of Antwerp in Belgium in 2010, a Master Degree in Economic law from the University of Louvain in Belgium in 2003 and has a Bachelor in Law from the University of Rwanda obtained in 1998.
His background in both arbitration and law in general, includes, lecturing of arbitration law at various universities in Rwanda and East Africa, very rich experience in consultancy work in law, serving as ad hoc arbitrator, a very good experience as advocate and practice in arbitration case management.
He has served to the First Board of Director of Kigali International Arbitration Center since its establishment in January 2012 up to September 2017. Since August 2015 up to now he is the Chief executive of the Centre where he assumes the position of General Secretary.
Prior to joining Kigali International Arbitration Center, Dr. Fidele Masengo has served as Deputy Chief of Party for a USAID Land Project in 2012-2015. He has also served as Head of Legal Department at Rwanda Utilities Regulation Agency in 2005 up to 2006. Since 1999 up to 2005, he has also served as Director of Administration of Justice and Director of Public Prosecution services within the Rwandan Ministry of Justice.
He has written articles, books, led Master thesis in law including arbitration law. He has attended many arbitration Conferences as key speaker. He has many certificates in arbitration.
Funke has extensive experience in Litigation and Commercial Arbitration. With over 35 years of legal expertise, she has represented clients on a broad range of commercial disputes before trial and appellate courts all over Nigeria. Funke is also an arbitrator of note and has also acted as counsel in international arbitration cases. Her expertise has consistently attracted government and other regulatory authorities to seek her consultation on far reaching legal and policy reforms in the Nigerian maritime industry, international trade law, arbitration practice and resolution of commercial disputes in general.
Funke is a member of the following organisations:
• General Editor, Nigerian Journal of Maritime Law;
• Council Member of the Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria;
• Member and Secretary, Nigerian Maritime Law Association (Affiliate of the Comite Maritime International);
• Past President, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA);
• CEDR Mediator and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration.
Funke is described as “an experienced maritime arbitrator, as well as a well-regarded litigator. Sources praise her style, saying: “I see her as a good lawyer, calm, not the combative type”. and she “is praised by market commentators for her calm, logical approach. One impressed source stated that “she's very good, she has a very clear head in cases.” She is most known and commended for her extensive admiralty and maritime expertise, engaging in major arbitrations on both a domestic and an international level.” - Chambers Global Guide 2017 and 2018 respectively.”
Mrs. Armstrong-Motin has received certificates in both Mediation and Arbitration from the Institute of Conflict Management and International Mediation from both Tulane University School of Law and Humboldt University School of Law in Berlin Germany. She has received nearly 150 hours in training in numerous national and international mediation, arbitration and communication courses. Mrs. Armstrong-Motin’s professional education background is in conflict resolution, sociology and criminal psychology.
She was Vice President of the Southern California Mediation Association and Chair of the Membership Committee, a member of the Board of the London Club. Mrs. Armstrong-Motin has served on the Board of the California Dispute Resolution Council. For the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section she served as Vice-Chair of Practice Development Committee and as the Co-Chair of the Standing Committee for Practice, Business and Skills Development.
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B.A. (Building Economics) Hons,
University of Nairobi 1987
Dip International Commercial Arbitration
Registered Quantity Surveyor under Cap 525 Laws of Kenya
By Board of Registration of Architects & Quantity Surveyors of Kenya,
Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya
Architectural Association of Kenya,
(Quantity Surveying, Contract Administration and Arbitration)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Founder editor, Chartered Institute of Arbitrator Kenya Branch Newsletter
Drafted the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator Kenya Branch Adjudication Rules
Hon Secretary, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya Branch
Regular Speaker and Lecturer in motivation and ADR
Probono CEO Quaker Investment Company Limited
(For the Friends Church in Nairobi)
Director Construction Credit Limited
Director Talent Incubation Limited
District Quantity Surveyor
Resident Quantity Surveyor
Deputy District Works Officer
Lance Corporal, National Youth Service of Kenya
Quantity Surveying for up to 6 Large Educational projects at Moi University Eldoret (value app. Kshs 800.00M), Preparing Bills of Quantities, tendering, analysis, drawing contract documents project administration, valuations, final accounts, attending disputes
Construction Management of construction of 14 number rural Health Facilities in Eastern Province of Uganda spreading through Mount Elgon region. Value US Dollar 5.6 Million. Funded by the African Development Fund. Developer, Ministry of Health Uganda
Construction Management of construction of Office Extensions, Control Room and Staff Clinic for Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) at Eldoret Depot Phase I. Value Kshs 72.00M. Developer KPC
Construction Management of construction of Office Extensions, Control Room and Staff Clinic for Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) at Eldoret Depot Phase II. Value Kshs 79.00M. Developer KPC
Project Manager for Development of the Kaimosi Friends University in Kaimosi, Western Province, Kenya. Value about Kshs 2.00B.
Preparation and agreeing accounts for construction of diverse projects for M/S Vishva Builders Ltd ranging from security installations, to Government facilities to academic institutions for a sum above Kshs 1.70B
Quantity Surveyor for the Erection and Completion of Alteration & Extension to Brinks House Lavington, Nairobi
Canvassing payment over issued certificates for a contractor ranging from security installations, to Government facilities to academic institutions for a sum above Kshs 750M
Quantity Surveyor for the Erection and Completion of Alteration & Extension to Brinks House Lavington, Nairobi
Project Quantity Surveyor for the Commons building at the International School of Kenya, contract sum Kshs 511,000,000.00 rounded off
Project Quantity Surveyor for Faculty Housing project at the International School of Kenya estimated at Kshs 850,000,000.00 rounded off. Project in progress
Project Quantity Surveyor for Infrastructure project at the International School of Kenya estimated at Kshs 260,000,000.00 rounded off
Project Quantity Surveyor for Faculty Housing Phase 2 project at the International School of Kenya estimated at Kshs 300,000,000.00 rounded off. Project in progress
Technical Assistance in the matter of dispute between a contractor Moi University, Eldoret for the sum of Kshs 201M over Final Account for construction of faculty buildings. Arbitrator, Justice (Rt) E. Torgbor
Technical Assistance in the matter of dispute between sub-contractors as claimants and a main contractor and a medical service provider as defendants for the sum of over Kshs 250M. Arbitrator, QS Onesimus M. Gichuiri
Technical Assistance in the matter of dispute over construction of Provincial Administration Offices and CEO house in Rift Valley between a contractor and the Government of Kenya. Value Kshs 479.00M. Arbitrator, QS Norman Mururu
Technical Assistance in the matter of dispute over construction of a military facility between a contractor and the Government of Kenya. Value Kshs 425.00M. Arbitrator, Eng Joseph Thuo
Technical Assistance in the matter of dispute over construction of a national university tuition facility at Moi University, Eldoret between a contractor and the university. Value Kshs 247.00M. Arbitrator, QS Harun Nyakundi
Technical Assistance and Claims Consultancy in the matter of dispute over construction of parking silo for a security fund in Nairobi between a contractor and the fund. Value Kshs 4.79B. Arbitrators, Justice (Rt) E. Torgbor, Adv. Antony Gross, QS Gichuiri.
Claims Consultancy in the matter of dispute over construction of major state facility in Nairobi between a contractor and the Government. Value 450.00M. Arbitrator, QS Adam Marjan
Claims consultancy in the matter of dispute over construction of major police installation in Nairobi between a contractor and the Government. Value 1.70B. Arbitrator, QS Norman Mururu
Technical Assistance and Claims Consultancy in the matter of dispute over construction of parking facility for a corporation in Mombasa between a contractor and the corporation. Value Kshs 140.00M. Arbitrator, QS Adam S. Marjan
Claims Consultancy and Technical Assistance in the matter of dispute between a contractor and Government over construction of a training facility in Nakuru. Value 350.00M. Arbitrator, QS Festus Litiku
Technical Assistance and Claims Consultancy in a dispute over construction of a corporation headquarters in Kisumu between a contractor and the Government. Value 860M. Arbitrator, Steven Kairu
A member of a three bench panel of arbitrators over a dispute between consultants and a Research Foundation over a consultancy agreement
Technical Assistance in the international arbitration over a dispute between a Chinese construction firm and a French investor before Q.S. Norman Mururu
Contract administration in the matter between M/S Dol International Limited and the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health over contracts for procurement and importation of Health Supplies for the sum of Kshs 940M.
Counsel for a contractor claimant in the matter is dispute over construction of a key private hospital in Nairobi before Justice Torgbor
Counsel for a contractor claimant in the matter of dispute over construction of a 670 Million large housing estate in Thika before QS Litiku
Co-counsel for a contractor claimant in the matter of dispute over construction of apartments in Nairobi before QS Mururu
Panel member in the dispute between firm of consultants and Kenya Sugar Research Foundation
Arbitrator in the dispute between a land surveyor and Rural Electrification Authority
Arbitrator in dispute between a developer and contractor
Arbitrator in dispute between a contractor and subcontractor
Adjudicator in disputes between contractor and the Kenya Rural Roads Authority