Masterclass on Operationalising Corporate Governance for Founders


This training Class on Operationalising Corporate Governance for Founders is designed to provide startup founders with essential knowledge and practical insights into establishing and implementing effective corporate governance practices within their organisations. 

Participants will gain a deep understanding of corporate governance principles, compliance requirements, and best practices. The course will empower founders to foster transparency, accountability, and sustainable growth while building investor confidence and mitigating potential risks.


  1. Introduction to  Corporate Governance: Participants will gain an understanding of corporate governance and its significance for startups. They will learn about the role of founders in shaping effective corporate governance practices within their organisations.
  2. Corporate Governance Framework and Principle: This module explores established corporate governance frameworks, statutory regulations, and guiding principles (e.g., accountability, transparency, fairness, responsibility, and risk management). Participants will learn how to adapt these principles to suit the specific context of startups.
  3. Roles and Responsibilities of Founders: Participants will receive an overview of founders' unique roles and responsibilities in corporate governance. They will also learn best practices for effective leadership and oversight.
  4. Board of Directors and Advisory Boards: This module covers the formation and structure of boards of directors or advisory boards. Participants will learn how to leverage board expertise and manage board dynamics.
  5. Corporate Governance Policies and Procedures: Participants will be introduced to the development and implementation of governance policies, such as codes of conduct, ethics, and conflict of interest. The module will also cover establishing clear decision-making and risk-management procedures.
  6. Compliance and Regulatory Requirements: This module will focus on understanding legal and regulatory obligations relevant to startups. Participants will learn how to ensure compliance and adhere to reporting requirements.
  7. Shareholder Relations and Communication: This module emphasises building strong relationships with shareholders and stakeholders. Participants will also learn effective communication strategies to promote transparency and trust.
  8. Handling Conflicts and Crisis Management: Strategies for resolving conflicts within the organisation will be discussed, along with crisis management and contingency planning.
  9. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Participants will explore the process of integrating CSR initiatives into the corporate governance framework. The module will address how to balance social impact with financial performance.

Mode of Delivery: Virtual

Price: N 300,000

Duration: 1 day.

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Masterclass on Operationalising Corporate Governance for Founders

This training Class on Operationalising Corporate Governance for Founders is designed to provide startup founders with essential knowledge and practical insights into establishing and implementing effective corporate governance practices within their organisations.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is my payment inclusive of exam fees and training?

Yes, payments made are fully inclusive of online training, digital textbooks, sample questions, exam vouchers and the IAPP membership (optional)

Where and how will the training take place?

All training will take place virtually from the comfort of your home.

How do I make payments?

Payments may be made in naira or USD.
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2024 Training Schedule

Ridwan Oloyede ( FIP, CIPP/E, CIPM)

Ridwan Oloyede is the Co-Founder of Tech Hive Advisory, where he leads the technology policy team. He advises on the global aspects of cybersecurity policy, data protection and privacy laws, digital health and digital ethics. Ridwan is a Fellow of Information Privacy with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and a Research Fellow at the African Academic Network on Internet Policy. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional in European Data Protection Law (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Ridwan is also an expert at the Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe and an official IAPP training provider.

Diana Uzor (CIPP/E, CIPM)

Diana is a certified privacy practitioner with experience in technology law, data protection advisory, corporate commercial, start up advisory, intellectual property advisory. Diana offers a range of services to clients including conducting product structure audits, advising on the commercialisation of intellectual property, conducting data protection audits, advising on compliance with all extant laws. She has a knack for spotting potential problem areas and offers legal services from the get-go to protect her clients from pitfalls and liability.  Diana is also a teacher, analyst and lifetime learner.

Senwelo Modise (FIP, CIPT, CIPP/E, CIPM, Security +)

Senwelo is a partner at Botlhole Law Group [In association with Neill Armstrong]. She leads the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications division at this corporate and commercial law firm. She specialises in technology law and is a subject matter expert in privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity. She is interested in blockchain, digital health, fintech, artificial intelligence, electronic evidence, digital rights, and technology to improve efficiencies in legal practice.

14th - 16th May
21st - 23rd May

19th - 20th June
19th - 20th June

2nd - 4th July

9th - 11th July
23rd - 25th July

Please note that these training dates are subject to change and rescheduling if we do not meet the minimum quota of trainees per class.

Schedule a private in-person or executive training session. The sessions are shorter with more detailed focus on the participants. The training places premium on the participants’ focus, confidentiality and adaptability.

Date: The exact dates will be additionally determined.
Minimum of 3 participant per session
No of days: 2-days
Venue: To be determined
Fee:  To be determined