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Dr Kate Ikechi Isa set to deliver Chrisland University 9th Matriculation lecture
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 23 Feb 2024   ||   Nigeria,

Dr. (Mrs.) Kate Ikechi Isa (D.Sc.), the founder and CEO Katchey Company Limited, will on Thursday, 29th February, 2024 delivers Chrisland University 9th Matriculation Lecture.

The ceremony is to mark the formal entry of its new intakes into the institution for the 2023/2024 academic session.

The theme is “Winning” while the speaker, Dr Ikechi will explore the topic “This is how to win”.

In a statement made available to CEOAFRICA by the Public Relations Unit of the institution, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Chinedum Peace Babalola FAS, FAAS, FPSN, said the university is leaving no stone unturned towards building a world class university. The VC further said that the ceremony will take place in the school premises, will kick off by 10 am.

Prof Babalola urged the general public who cannot be physically present at the 9th matriculation ceremony to join virtually, through the following: Zoom, YouTube and Facebook.

The links to join are provided below:

Zoom: http://tinyurl.com23at8j2d Meeting ID: 84071880628, Passcode:12345



Chrisland University 9th Matriculation Speaker, Dr Kate Ikechi Isa is an audacious entrepreneur and the CEO of the Katchey Group, a global business leader, education advocate, promoter of 21st century science and empowering force forwomen's success and work-life balance.

Dr Kate Isa is the First female President of SPAN since its inception in 1986. She’s the Managing Director, Delta Plus Diagnostics, Delta State, NIGERIA and also founder and president, LEEISA Inc, Los Angeles, USA.

She has holds B.Sc. in Computer Sciences University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria and Masters Degree in Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

She has served in the following Boards / Committees; Lala’s Lagos Boutique Hotel, Nigeria (Board Member), Kara Exploration and Production Limited (Board Member), Penobscot Real Estate Development and Management Company Limited (PREDCO), Nigeria (Board Member), Mecmond Nigeria Limited, Nigeria (Board Member), Olive Microfinance Bank, Nigeria (Board Member), Olive Microfinance Bank, Nigeria (Board Member), Dugo Limited, Nigeria (Board Member), Sciachem Limited, UK (Board Member).

Ikechi has also bagged the following awards; Honorary Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Degree (Honoris Causa) Ajayi Crowther University, Oke-Ebo, Oyo State, United Nation’s Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD), Africa Women Impact Summit and Awards (AWIS), Nigerian Women Annual 100 Leading Women Award, the Episcopal Award for Excellence in Service, others.

Some of her speaking engagements include; Driving Improvement in the Quality of Nigeria’s Exports to the USA(Limited Capacity of Exportable Products): The Second Fidelity International Trade and Creative Connect Conference (FITCC), Texas, October 2023, Collaboration and Engagement of Laboratory, Investigative and Complimentary Services as a Model for Growth: 2023 Economic Outlook and CEO’s Forum – NAIP, April 2023, Corporate Governance and Digital Transformation: Leading Purposefully for Growth and Sustainability: The 2022 Annual Directors Conference, Lagos, Nigeria, November 24 - 25, 2022, Expert Overview: Ethics and Compliance - Key Drivers for Accessing Global Markets at the First Fidelity International Trade and Creative Connect Conference (FITCC), Trade & Creative Expo, London, November 15, 2022, Dwindling Economy: What Next for the Pharma Industry in Nigeria: First Biennial Lecture Series of NAIP, Lagos, Nigeria, October 2022, Building an Innovative Business Model in Africa: The Lagos Business School, Global Network Week, June 13 - 17, 2022, The Role of Intermediary Cities of Africa in the Implementation of Agenda 2030 of the United Nations and the African Union Agenda 2063: Digital Transformation as a Catalyst for the Development of Intermediary Cities: United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG), Kisimu, Kenya, May 17 - 21, 2022, Harnessing/Accelerating the Role of the Diaspora in National Transformation: The Nation Building Workshop, Apostles In Nigeria, AiMP Network, April 23 – 25, 2021.

Kate is the wife of Abdulrazaq Isa, the Founder and Chairman of Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited and Waltersmith Refineries, and they are the parents of Amina Ezinneka and Zaq Chidiebere.


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