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Mallam Ahmed Ladan Gobir Elected as the 21st CIPM President and Chairman of the Governing Council

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) celebrated a momentous occasion as it recently convened its 55th Annual General Meeting (AGM), commemorating a milestone in its illustrious history. The event not only marked the transition of leadership from the previous administration but also set records with the highest-ever voter turnout.

With over 1,000 members participating in the election and an additional 1,000 members engaging in the virtual AGM, this year’s event was a testament to the institute’s growing influence and commitment to democratic processes.

The AGM witnessed the appointment of Mr. Ahmed Ladan Gobir, FCIPM as the new President and Chairman of the Governing Council. During the ceremony, outgoing President, Mr. Olusegun Mojeed, FCIPM, took the opportunity to reflect on his tenure, highlighting significant achievements that garnered applause from attendees. Notably, Mr. Mojeed’s leadership saw a substantial increase in CIPM’s revenue and propelled the Institute onto the global stage.

In his inaugural address, President Ahmed Ladan Gobir, FCIPM, expressed gratitude to the members and unveiled his strategic agenda, encapsulated by the acronym SOAR which is strengthen Strategic Alliances and collaborations for the Institute. Optimize membership value proposition, automate and Digitalize Processes and lastly reskill and retool employees and leaders.

L-R: Immediate Past President of CIPM, Mr. Olusegun Mojeed, FCIPM; newly elected Vice President of CIPM, Mrs. Chidinma Obiejesi, MCIPM; newly elected President and Chairman of the Governing Council, Mr. Ahmed Ladan Gobir, FCIPM; newly elected National Treasurer, Mrs. Ogochukwu Egbuonu, MCIPM; and Registrar/Chief Executive, Ms. Oluwatoyin Naiwo, FCIPM, at the recently concluded 55th Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) held at the CIPM headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

In addition to the leadership transition, the AGM also recognised outstanding branches for their contributions. CIPM Lagos State branch and Ogun State branch secured the first position in the Best Branch Award, while Delta and Rivers claimed the third position. Moreover, CIPM Kano State branch was awarded the first position in the Most Improved category, followed by CIPM Ondo State branch in second place and CIPM Ebonyi State Branch in third place.

CIPM, empowered by legislation (Act of Parliament CAP 115 LFN 2004), continues to uphold its mandate as Nigeria’s apex regulatory HR body, setting standards for HR professionals and practitioners and enabling effective people management and organizational development.

The 55th AGM exemplifies CIPM’s commitment to excellence, innovation and inclusivity. As the institute embarks on this new chapter under President Ahmed Ladan Gobir’s leadership, it remains dedicated to advancing the HR profession and driving positive change in Nigeria and beyond.



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