Director General, Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce
Joyce Akpata, Director General, NACC Joyce Akpata is the Director General, Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce.
The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) is the first and oldest bilateral chamber of commerce in Nigeria. It was established in 1960 to enhance business relations between the United States of America and Nigeria. The Chamber started as a Luncheon Club then known as the Nigerian-American Friendship Club with few eminent Nigerians and an American namely, Late Sir. Mobolaji Bank Anthony, Chief (DR.) Christopher Ogunbanjo and Bob Fleming, the Public Relations Officer of Mobil. The Luncheon Club gradually metamorphosed into NACC with Late Sir Mobolaji Bank Anthony as its founding President.
More than 57 years on, the NACC has grown into a dynamic organization. It stands as a pillar of the relationship between the United States of America and Nigeria, serving as an important catalyst in bringing together people and ideals to bolster bilateral commercial relations between Nigeria and the United States.
The NACC has close to 1000 members spanning different sectors of the economy in 8 chapters across the country and in Houston, USA. This has enabled the Chamber to realize its lofty aims and objectives which include the fostering of trade and commerce investment between Nigeria and the USA and liaising with the Nigerian Government and its agencies throughout the country on trade and industry related matters.
We create value for our members continuously and facilitate business-to-business relationships. The services we offer to our members include the organization of trade missions into the two countries, sponsorship of trainings, conferences and seminars addressed by leading authorities in different fields, affording members and non-members a platform for the discussion of topical issues affecting the economy in general. We also partner with organizations and in the execution of their corporate objectives.