Liman V. Liman I

Acting Director General


The Acting Director General, Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN), has held several positions in NOTN. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Director of Administration and Finance (NOTN), he was also the Assistant Chief Trade Negotiator on the African Continental Free Trade Area/ECOWAS (NOTN), and the Assistant Chief Trade Negotiator on Asia (NOTN). He is an Expert Advisor in International Investment and Trade Law, International Finance and Project Finance Law, Regulation, Governance, and Technology Law, he also advises on Bilateral and Multilateral Investment/Trade Treaties and Agreements

Mr. Liman has a very rich educational background, spanning different fields of academic achievements. He obtained his first degree, Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hon.) from the University of Uyo. A Graduate Visitor at Stanford University (Palo Alto, USA); where he took courses on Strategic Decision Making in Public Policy, Telecommunications, Press Policy, and Films. His quest and hunger for knowledge took him to Europe where he received a Post Graduate Diploma in War Studies, Nuclear and Public Policy, and Academic English, at King’s College London (UK); he rounded up his Master of Laws (LLM), in International Investment Law, International Finance Law, Project Finance Law, Regulation and Technology Law, Biotechnology Law, and Comparative Intellectual Property Law, at King’s College London. Mr. L. V. Liman is also an Associate of King’s College London; and a Senior Executive Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard and more.

L. V. Liman has a proven track record in successfully influencing, negotiating and liaising with institutions, private and public stakeholders at all levels.

As a young graduate, he founded, the Center for African Affairs and Global Peace; he was Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, he was also a Special Adviser on Youth and Sports in Abak Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State; Mr. Liman worked as a consultant with UNESCO-BREDA. He was also the CEO/Co-founder, Doditel Financial Services (UK), Doditel Telecoms and an internet and e-commerce services company (Appleberrys); he was Chief Executive Officer, Africa Policy Watch, UK; and served as an Expert Advisor on Technology and Regulation Law in the UK.