New Board Of ICF Nigeria Inaugurated



A new Board of Directors has been Inaugurated to run the affairs of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Nigeria Charter for the next two years, 2024-2026.

The new Board has as its President, Akanimo Ekong, a peak performance coach, trainer, talent acquisition expert, HR leader and counsellor at Oakwood Knowledge Academy.

Others are Ugochi Ossai, Vice President, Stephanie Kadiri, Marketing & Communication Director; Olufemi Odelusi, Education Director; and Tosin Ibikunle, Partnerships & Social Impact Director. The Board’s Secretary is Yetunde Anibaba; Membership Director, Charles Okeibunor; Programmes Director, Ekhoe Ame-Ogie; and Finance Director, Michael Ogu.

The ICF Membership Director, Charles Okeibunor said; “there are over 31,000 coaches credentialed by ICF across the World, of which 37 are in Nigeria, one of the 143 Chapters of ICF in 99 countries.”

From Top: Left – Right: President, Akanimo Ekong; Vice President, Ugochi Ossai; Education Director, Olufemi Odelusi; Marketing & Communication Director, Stephanie Kadiri; Partnerships & Social Impact Director, Tosin Ibikunle; Secretary, Yetunde Anibaba; Membership Director, Charles Okeibunor; Programs Director, Ekhoe Ame-Ogie; and Finance Director, Michael Ogu.


To hold a credential in ICF, which is the global coaching standard, a coach must have a minimum of 100 hours of coaching experience, submit a successful recording with ICF and pass the Coach Knowledge Assessment examination.

Mr Okeibunor a lawyer and corporate human resource trainer told newsmen that his personal goals were “to get more Nigerians to understand that coaching is a basic need for personal and professional growth and to attract more suited people into such a life-transforming profession.”

There are currently only 37 ICF Credentialed Coaches in Nigeria compared to the size of its labour force estimated by the World Bank at 73 million in 2022.

ICF is the leading global organisation for coaches and coaching. It is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.




PR/ Mercy Chukwudiebere