Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN

Mr. Usoro is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the founder and Senior Partner of the Law firm of Paul Usoro & Co. He has over 30 years of law practice experience and is acknowledged as a highly experienced litigator and communication law expert.
He was elected President of the Nigerian Bar Association in August 2018 for a two-year term and is currently a Non-Executive Director of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc.  He is also a member of the National Judicial Council and Body of Benchers. He represented Access Bank as a Non-Executive Director on the board of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc.
Mr. Usoro holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ife (1981) and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982.  He joined the Board in January 2014 and currently chairs the Board Human Resources and Sustainability Committee and Board Technical Committee on Retail Expansion. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee.

Professional Experience

Academic and Professional Qualifications

Appointment Date

Board Committee Membership

January 2014- Date

Non-Executive Director, Access Bank Plc


 FCIArb- Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


Chairman-Board Human Resources and Sustainability Committee

Chairman- Board Technical Committee on Retail Expansion


Senior Partner, Paul Usoro & Co Law Firm


B.L (Hons), Nigerian Law School, Lagos


Vice Chairman-Board Risk Management Committee


Head, Litigation, Sani Mohammed, Kuso & Co


LL.B (Hons) , University of Ife


Member- Board Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee

1982-1983 (NYSC)

  • Benue State House of Assembly (3 months)
  • George Uloko & Co

Member- Board Audit Committee

Member- Board Credit and Finance Committee