Governance Structure

The Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) with the approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®) is governed by eminently qualified and experienced scholars, industry practitioners, professionals, consultants, administrators, managers and global leaders.

The Institute governance structure comprises of the Board of Governors (BoG), International Advisory Council (IAC), Management Committee (MC), Academic and Professional Development Board (APDB), Professional Society Management Board (PSMB) and Approved Standing Committees (ASC).

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The Board of Governors (BoG) is the highest policy and decision-making organ of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) with the approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®). The BoG is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that all stakeholders work in tandem with the spirit, vision, mission and the establishment legal mandate of the Institute.  The BoG monitors, oversees and ensures the implementation of appropriate policies for the overall development and growth of the Institute in Nigeria and globally.

The BoG is the final arbiter and umpire for all Institute disputes, judgements, decisions, resolutions, appointments, elections, approvals and all such other related and diverse matters arising from the operation, management and governance of the Institute without recourse to any other body or organ.

The BoG is ultimately responsible for the ratification of all appointments and elections including Principal Officers and International Advisory Council (IAC) of the Institute. It also ensures that the International Advisory Council (IAC), Management Committee (MC), Academic and Professional Development Board (APDB), Professional Society Management Board (PSMB) and Approved Committees (Standing and Ad-hoc), members and other stakeholders understands the founding vision, mission and objectives of the Institute and are unanimously working towards advancing the cause of the Business Administration and Knowledge Management professions and practices in line with the Institute’s establishment legal mandate.

All mails and correspondences to the Board of Governors should be addressed to the Chairman, Board of Governors and emailed to chairman@ibakmglobal.com.

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

The Global President

The Global President is the ceremonial head of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) with approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®).  The Global President presides over the International Advisory Council (IAC) meetings and provide strategic direction and support for the overall growth and development of the Institute. The Global President is the Chair of IBAKM® Business School as well as the Patron of the Institute Associations, Societies and Forum which include the Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®), Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Students (ABAKMS®) and Women in Business Administration and Knowledge Management (WiBAKM®).

The Global Executive Vice President

The Global Executive Vice President is the Global Chief Executive Officer and Director General of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) with approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®). The Global Executive Vice President functions as the Chief Academic Officer, Chief Knowledge Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Business Officer of the Institute with the responsibility of effective management of operations, finance, membership services and strategic leadership. In addition, the Global Executive Vice President is the Chairman, Academic and Professional Development Board (APDB), Chairman, Management Committee (MC), Rector/Chief Learning Officer of IBAKM® Business School, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IJBAKM®) as well as the Global Chairman of the Institute Associations, Societies and Forum which include the Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®), Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Students (ABAKMS®) and Women in Business Administration and Knowledge Management (WiBAKM®).

The Global Executive Vice President is ably supported by the International Advisory Council Members, Management Committee Members, Academic and Professional Development Board Members, Approved Standing Committees, Directorates and Heads of Units as well as the entire global staff and members of IBAKM® Global.

All mails and correspondences to the Principal Officers should be addressed to the Global Executive Vice President and emailed to executivevp@ibakmglobal.com.

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

The International Advisory Council (IAC) of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®)  with approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®) is responsible for evaluating and recommending appropriate policies and strategic development plan for the growth of the Institute in Nigeria and globally.

Membership of the International Advisory Council (IAC) include the following:

Principal Officers of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®)  with approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®).

Past Presidents of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®)  with approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®).

Appointed representatives from each Continent of the World; Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe and Australia.

The Board of Governors (BoG) at its discretion, may approve the appointment and inclusion of any other person(s) whose influence, knowledge capacity and goodwill could positively impact on the global advancement of the Business Administration and Knowledge Management profession and practice.

All mails and correspondences to the International Advisory Council should be addressed to the Global Executive Vice President, through the Legal Adviser/Secretary and emailed to legal@ibakmglobal.com.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The Management Committee (MC) of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®)  with approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®) is responsible for the day-to-day strategic management, administration and operations of the Institute in Nigeria and globally. It ensures adequate and prompt implementation of appropriate policies and programmes towards the development and growth of the Institute. In addition, it carries out surveys, develop programmes, make recommendations and take decisions in the overall interest of the Institute.

The Institute Management Committee comprises of the following:

The Global Executive Vice President who is the Global Chief Executive Officer and Director General of the Institute is the Chairman, Management Committee.

The Executive Secretary & Director, Finance and Administration

The Executive Secretary of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®)  with approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®) coordinates the activities of the Directorates, Registry  as well as the Institute Associations, Societies and Forums and ensure the effective and efficient operation, management and administration of all available resources for the optimal growth and development of the Institute. In addition, the Executive Secretary Registrar shall coordinate the Institute business development and marketing as well as serve as the Secretary to the Management Committee. The Executive Secretary reports to the Global Executive Vice President as well as provides administrative support to the Board of Governors, Global President, Global Executive Vice President, International Advisory Council Members, Directors and Heads of Departments/Units.

The Registrar & Secretary to the Academic and Professional Development Board

The Registrar of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®)  with approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®) is directly responsible for the academics and course registration, student affairs and admissions, information and library services, international office, liaisons and partnerships. The Registrar works with the Executive Secretary and the Directorates to ensure the effective and efficient operation, management and administration of all available resources for the optimal growth and development of the Institute. In addition, the Registrar shall be involved in the coordination of the Institute business development, marketing and consultancy services as well as serves as the Secretary to the Academic and Professional Development Board (APDB) of the Institute. The Registrar and Registry reports to the Global Executive Vice President as well as provides academic and administrative support to the Global Executive Vice President, Management Committee Members, Academic and Professional Development Board Members, Directors and Heads of Departments/Units.

Chief Financial Officer & Head, Internal Audit

The Chief Financial Officer of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®)  with approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®) shall be in charge of the financial records of the Institute and ensure that appropriate financial reporting standards are maintained and adopted at all times.

Chief Information Officer & Director, ICT/Quality Assurance and Standards.

The Chief Information Officer of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®)  with approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®) shall be responsible for the maintenance, access, storage and preservation of all academic and professional development materials and resources including information, database, articles, research papers/materials, projects, books, artefacts, etc.

All mails and correspondences to the Management Committee should be addressed to the Global Executive Vice President, through the Executive Secretary and emailed to es@ibakmglobal.com.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD

The Academic and Professional Development Board (APDB) of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®)  with approved and registered trademarks of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) and Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (ABAKMP®) is charged with the responsibility of promoting and implementing  appropriate academic and professional development standards required for the world-class training and certification of aspiring and practicing business administration and knowledge management professionals, practitioners and consultants in line with the Institute establishment legal mandate. The APDB is made up of seasoned scholars and industry practitioners.

Membership of the APDB include:

  • The Global Executive Vice President (Chairman)
  • The Registrar (Secretary)
  • Dean, Business School
  • Chair, Education and Training
  • Chair, Research and Innovation Management
  • Chair, Membership and Ethics
  • Chair, Accreditation and Quality Assurance
  • Chair, Licencing and Specialized Certifications
  • Chair, Affiliation and Partnership
  • Chair, Curriculum Development Committee
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IJBAKM)
  • Director, Membership Services
  • Director, Learning and Development
  • Director, Examinations and Records
  • Director, Professional Practice and Licencing
  • Director, ICT, Quality Assurance and Standards
  • Director, Consultancy, Research and Development
  • Director, Legal/Corporate Affairs

 

All mails and correspondences to the Academic and Professional Development Board should be addressed to the Global Executive Vice President, through the Registrar and emailed to registrar@ibakmglobal.com.

THE DIRECTORATES

The Institute Directorates comprises of the following:

Directorate of Membership Services (DMS):

The Directorate of Membership Services (DMS) is responsible for managing membership activities, membership application approval process, prospect database in sufficient detail to support Institute activities, publishing monthly, quarterly and annual reports on membership status, developing and managing membership recruitment efforts including maintenance of standard letters and schedule for follow-up to prospective members, coordinating member profile questionnaire changes, developing and managing processes for regularly identifying member needs and developing and managing process for member feedback on programs and services

Directorate of Learning and Development (DLD):

The Directorate of Learning and Development (DLD) is responsible for ensuring consistency in the delivery and application of training standards across the Institute and oversees the planning, prioritization, and development of study materials, new training programs and initiatives, ensuring that these programs and initiatives are consistent with the Institute overall strategies, objectives as well as industry needs and requirements.  The DLD will also be responsible for the research, development, continuous monitoring, review and renewal of the Institute curricula for all its programmes and courses in line with industry requirements, global academic and professional development standards as well as relevant regulatory agencies demands.

Directorate of Examinations and Records (DER):

The Directorate of Examinations and Records (DER) is responsible for providing a virile, functional and accessible records, supervise and co-coordinate all Institute examinations, monitor compliance with the Institute’s rules and regulations on conduct of examinations, oversee periodic communication of student academic and professional development learning performances as well as process transcripts of examination results.

Directorate of Professional Practice and Licencing (DPPL):

The Directorate of Professional Practice and Licencing (DPPL) is responsible for recommending and evaluating the Business Administration and Knowledge Management Practitioners’ Licence, practitioners licence applications, licensing and competency requirements, process for licence renewals, professional liability insurance requirements, amendments and cancellations.

Directorate of ICT, Quality Assurance and Standards (DICT/QAS):

The Directorate of ICT, Quality Assurance and Standards (DICT/QAS) is responsible for the operations and evaluation of Institute technology infrastructure including establishing ICT policies and systems to support the implementation of Institute strategic goals and objectives.  The DICT/QAS manages all the quality assurance functions as well as work with all directorates and units to ensure continuous compliance with best practices and international standards in the Institute certifications, programmes and services.

Directorate of Consultancy, Research and Development (DCRD):

The Directorate of Consultancy, Research and Development (DCRD) coordinates internal and external research and consultancy services of the Institute including the provision of tailor-made trainings, seminars and conferences as well as internal and external socio-economic research and consultancy services based on request or on a need basis after a careful assessments and analysis.

Directorate of Finance and Administration (DFA):

The Directorate of Finance and Administration (DFA) provide financial oversight for the Institute and be responsible for the entire range of financial management, from daily operations to high-level management. Oversee office operations, negotiate and manage project-related contracts with consultants, contractors and suppliers. Oversee compensation, recruitment, performance appraisals, and staff training and development activities. Advise and counsel management team on personnel and management issues. Manage logistics for meetings and update all contact information.

Directorate of Legal and Corporate Affairs (DLCA):

The Directorate of Legal and Corporate Affairs (DLCA) is responsible for  ensuring that the Institute’s operations, activities and policies complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations both in Nigeria and the international community.  The DLCA will work with all directorates and units and ensure adequate provision of legal counsel and advice as well as scan for legal risks in order to identify, avoid, mitigate or manage them as well as be responsive to legal trends that may negatively impact on the Institute.

APPROVED STANDING COMMITTEES

The approved standing committees of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM®) with registered trademark of Chartered Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (CIBAKM®) consists of the following:

  • Education and Training Committee
  • Membership and Ethics Committee
  • Accreditation and Quality Assurance Committee
  • Examinations and Records Committee
  • Curriculum Development Committee
  • Affiliation and Partnership Committee
  • Professional Practice and Licencing Committee
  • Public Relations Committee
  • Conferences and Events Management Committee
  • Legal and Disciplinary Committee