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The Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM) 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), Governing Council (GC), Management Committee (MC), Academic and Professional Development Board (APDB) 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) 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 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 Governing Council (GC) of the Institute. It also ensures that the Governing Council (GC), Management Committee (MC), Academic and Professional Development Board (APDB), 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.

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

The President

The President is the Chairman, Governing Council and the ceremonial head of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM). The President is also the Patron of the Institute Associations, Societies and Forum which include the Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Professionals (IBAKM-ABAKMP®), Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Students (IBAKM-ABAKMS®) and Women in Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM-WiBAKM®).

The Executive Vice President

The Executive Vice President is the Director General and the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM). The Executive Vice President functions include Vice Chairman, Governing Council, Chairman, Management Committee, Chairman, Academic and Professional Development Board, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Knowledge Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Business Officer of the Institute. In addition, the Executive Vice President is the Rector of the IBAKM Business School, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM-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 (IBAKM-ABAKMP®), Association of Business Administration and Knowledge Management Students (IBAKM-ABAKMS®) and Women in Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM-WiBAKM®).

The Executive Vice President is ably supported by the Associate Vice Presidents, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, the Registrar and Registry, Advisory Board Members, Chairpersons of Committees (Standing and Ad-hoc) as well as other Directors and Heads of Departments or Units.

The Associate Vice President, Academics and Professional Development

The Associate Vice President, Academics and Professional Development of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM) works with all the relevant committees and departments to ensure that the Institute develops and maintains a top-notch, innovative and robust curricula for all its programmes and certifications in line with required academic and professional standards as well as quality management system.

The Associate Vice President, Research and Innovation Management

The Associate Vice President, Research and Innovation Management works with all the relevant committees and departments and ensure continuous research and development as well as the maintenance of sound administrative structures and programmes that will enable the effective implementation of innovative and change processes and upgrades.

Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer 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

The Chief Information Officer 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.

The Registrar

The Registrar is the head of administration and shall 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 coordinate the Institute business development, marketing and consultancy services. The Registrar and Registry reports to the Executive Vice President. The Registry provides administrative and academic support to the Executive Vice President, Associate Vice Presidents, Management, Directors and Heads of Departments/Units.

GOVERNING COUNCIL

The Governing Council (GC) of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM) monitors, oversees and ensures the implementation of appropriate policies for the development and growth of the Institute in Nigeria and globally.

Membership of the Governing Council (GC) comprises of the following:

  • President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Associate Vice President, Academics and Professional Development
  • Associate Vice President, Research and Innovation Management
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Registrar
  • Chairperson, Education and Training Committee
  • Chairperson, Examinations and Records Committee
  • Chairperson, Membership and Ethics Committee
  • Chairperson, Quality Management System Committee
  • Chairperson, Curriculum Development Committee
  • Chairperson, Affiliation and Partnership Committee
  • Chairperson, Professional Practice and Licencing Committee
  • Chairperson, Public Relations Committee
  • Legal Adviser
  • Executive Secretary
  • Any other other person(s) co-opted as approved by the Board of Governors.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The Management Committee (MC) of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM) 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 Executive Vice President who is the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute.
  • The Associate Vice President, Academics and Professional Development.
  • The Associate Vice President, Research and Innovation Management.
  • The Chief Financial Officer.
  • The Chief Information Officer.
  • The Registrar who is the head of administration and coordinator of operations.
  • The Executive Secretary who doubles as the Director, Legal/Corporate Affairs.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD

The Academic and Professional Development Board (APDB) of the Institute of Business Administration and Knowledge Management (IBAKM) is charged with the responsibility of promoting and implementing  appropriate academic and professional standards required for the training and certification of practicing and aspiring business administration and knowledge management professionals and practitioners in line with the Institute establishment legal mandate. The APDB is made up of seasoned academicians and professionals.

Membership of the APDB include:

  • The Executive Vice President (Chairman)
  • Associate Vice President (Academics and Professional Development)
  • Associate Vice President (Research and Innovation Management)
  • Registrar
  • 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
  • Executive Secretary and Director, Legal/Corporate Affairs

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.

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 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) consists of the following:

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