Mr. Iboroma Akpana

Mr. Akpana is the Managing Partner of Solola & Akpana, one of the leading commercial and oil and gas law firms in Nigeria. He is a consummate corporate and commercial lawyer with a career spanning over two decades. Mr. Akpana has a proven track record of academic excellence. He graduated as a top student in Law from the University of Jos and obtained a master’s degree from Harvard Law School. He is a Notary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Based on his work, he was recognised in the Chambers Global 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 editions as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Nigeria in its Corporate and Commercial section. Similarly, the International Financial Law Review 1000 ranked him as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ in Nigeria in its 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 editions while the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa profiled him as a ‘Recommended Individual’.
Mr. Akpana is a member of the International Bar Association, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Nigerian Bar Association and the Law Society of England and Wales. He joined the Board in March 2017 and currently chairs the Board Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and Board Credit and Finance Committee. He sits on the Boards of AMNI International Petroleum Development Company Limited and Contracting Plus Limited.

Professional Experience

Academic and Professional Qualifications

Appointment Date

Board Committee Membership

March 2017-Date

Independent Non-Executive Director, Access Bank Plc


LLM, Harvard Law School, Cambridge


Chairman- Board Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

1998- Date

Managing Partner, Solola & Akpana [Barristers and Solicitors]

B.L, Nigerian Law School

Vice Chairman- Board Audit Committee


Associate-Banwo & Ighodalo Solicitors

LL.B, University of Jos, Plateau


Vice Chairman- Board Credit and Finance Committee

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member-Board Human Resources and Sustainability Committee


Member, Law Society of England and Wales


Member-Board Risk Management Committee

Member, International Bar Association (IBA)

Member-Board Digital and Information Technology Committee

Member, American Bar Association

Member-Board Technical Committee on Retail Expansion

Member-Association of International Petroleum Negotiators


Member - Energy Institute


Notary Public Federal Republic of Nigeria