Monday, 14 January 2013

CLEEN Foundation Appoints a New Executive Director





Lagos, Nigeria, January 14, 2014 – the Board of Directors of the CLEEN Foundation today announced the appointment of Ms. Kemi Okenyodo as the new Executive Director of the Foundation and to lead the organization in the post founder/director phase of its institutional development and pioneering work.

Ms. Okenyodo has been with the CLEEN Foundation for ten years and her most recent position was the Deputy Executive Director. Within this period she has grown and distinguished herself as a leading advocate and driver of police and criminal justice reform in Nigeria and West African sub-region. Her areas of expertise include police accountability, gender justice, public safety and security, and election observation management. She is also the Africa Regional Representative of Altus, a global alliance of nongovernmental organizations and academic centres working on public safety, security and accessible justice across 5 continents from a multicultural perspective.

Ms. Okenyodo holds a masters degree in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies from the University of Lagos and first degree in law from the same university. She briefly practiced law in the firm of Chike Chigbue & Co. She is widely published and globally renowned publishers such as Routledge and Taylor and Francis Group have published some of her research papers.

“Kemi’s appointment is a good example for young people that commitment and hard work pays”, said Prof. Etannibi Alemika, Chairman Board of Directors of CLEEN Foundation. “We are very delighted to have someone like her who is part of the institutional memory of CLEEN to lead the organization in this interesting and challenging times.

“I am very delighted at the opportunity to lead a great organization like CLEEN in the capacity of Executive Director. I look forward to working with the board and colleagues to take the Foundation to the next level in the years ahead,” Kemi said.

Ms. Okenyodo will resume in her new capacity on February 1, 2013.

CLEEN Foundation is a nongovernmental organization established in 1998 and registered in Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon to promote public safety, security and accessible justice through empirical research, legislative advocacy, demonstration programmes and publications in partnership with government and civil society-www.cleen.org.

For more information, contact:

Gabriel Akinremi: +234-0802-3704048

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