The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Pathfinders International, Nkechi Onyenso (Mrs.), has won the coveted Africa Travel 100 Award which recognises exceptional women in the travel and tourism sector.
Nkechi Onyenso (Mrs.) is an Experienced Governance and Administrative Professional with an excellent track record of introducing governance structures, turning around small and medium businesses and building people. She holds a Law Degree from University of Ibadan, Oyo State in 2002 where She graduated with a Second Class Upper (LLB) and won the University’s prize for the ‘Best Graduating Student in Labour Law in 2002’.
She was called to Nigerian Bar with honors in October 2004 and obtained her qualification as a Chartered Secretary and Administrator from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators UK where she again won the prize as the ‘Best Student in Corporate Administration’ in the June 2008 diet.
She became a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Administrators of England and Wales in 2012, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) in 2015. She obtained a Post Certificate in Human Rights Law and a Diploma of Law from Queen Mary University of London in 2015 and was a awarded a Merit in her Master of Laws Degree also from the same University in 2016.
Nkechi has over two decades of experience in Broadcasting, Administration, Aviation Security, Legal and Corporate Governance Advisory. She rose to become the first Female Registrar/CEO of ICSAN in 2015.
Nkechi held the position of Secretary to the Continuing Legal Education Committee for Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Ikeja Branch for two concurrent terms, was elected and trained as Auditor of the All Purpose Co-operative Society of NBA Ikeja Branch in 2013.
Social Secretary of ICSAN Lagos Chapter Nigeria in 2013 -2015 and Publicity Secretary of the NBA Ikeja Branch 2014-2016. She served as the Chairperson of the Editorial Committee of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ikeja 2014 -2016 and was elected into the National Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in 2017.
She is the Facilitator of the Governance and Institutions Policy Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and Chairman of Aviation Sectoral Group in ICSAN.
Nkechi is passionate about issues surrounding Women and Children and speaks on related topics often.
She is currently the MD/CEO of Pathfinders International Limited (Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia).