Justina Akpoabugo Lewa (Independent Non Executive Director)

Justina Akpoabugo Lewa is a legal luminary and a renowned professional with over 28 years experience in corporate legal practice, banking, oil & gas, arbitration, merger & acquisition etc. She was called to bar in 1987 after obtaining Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from University of Jos. She also obtained her master in Law (LL.M) from University of Lagos in 1998.

She is the immediate past company secretary & Chief legal counsel of Sterling Bank Plc where she effectively & efficiently manage the bank’s legal risk, support executive management on all aspect of banking, commerce, and  other related field. She has worked as manager legal & company secretary NAL Bank Plc, state counsel, Ministry of Justice, civil litigation department, Jos and currently she is a Non- Executive Director at J-Kafchanle Nigeria Limited.

She has undergone several local and international trainings in USA, London, Johannesburg, Ghana, Dubai, Lagos etc. Justina is a several award winner which include General Counsel of the year in 2016 & 2017  by ESQ Nigeria Legal awards & Law digest Africa award, corporate legal counsel of the year 2019 award by Trek Africa etc. She belongs to many reputable professional bodies namely; Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), International Federation of Women Lawyers, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and many more.