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Chinelo Anohu-Amazu

Chinelo Anohu-Amazu

Director General ,
National Pension Commission

Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, a lawyer, obtained an LL.B degree from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus in 1996, a B.L from the Nigerian Law School in 1997 and an LL.M in Computer and Communications Law from the London School of Economics in 2000. Mrs. Anohu-Amazu also studied in many prestigious institutions such as the Columbia University Graduate School in 2008, the J. F. Kennedy School of Government of the Harvard University in 2007 and the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania in 2002.

Under her stewardship PenCom recorded major milestones: exponential growth of registration of contributors, growth of pension assets under management and the 2014 Pension Reform Act. She also established the Commission’s Contact Centre to improve customer service for the pension industry and established the Commission’s 6 zonal offices, 5 of which have been formally commissioned. Mrs. Anohu-Amazu also consolidated the Commission’s linkages and affiliations with global fora of pension regulators and professionals such as the World Pension Summit (WPS), Amsterdam; the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the International Organization of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) headquartered in Paris.

Mrs. Anohu-Amazu served as a member of the Pension Reform Committee which produced the Draft Bill that was the basis for the Pension Reform Act 2004