Liman V. Liman I

Acting Director General


Victor Liman, the Acting Chief Trade Negotiator/Director General, Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations is a foundational and pioneer staff of NOTN. He has served at different levels and positions within the organisation. 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.

Liman is an alumnus of University of Uyo, where he obtained his first degree, Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hon.); Stanford University (Palo Alto, USA) where he was a Graduate Visitor for one academic year; King’s College London, where he received his Post Graduate Diploma in War Studies, Master of Laws (LLM), and London Law Consortium where he received his Certificate in Comparative International Intellectual Property Law. He is also an Associate of King’s College London; and a Senior Executive Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard.

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

He is the founder of the Center for African Affairs and Global Peace; CEO/co-founder of Doditel Financial Services (UK), Doditel Telecoms and an internet and ecommerce services company (Appleberrys); and the Africa Policy Watch (UK). Liman was a 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, and a Legal Attache in the defunct Afribank (Benin-Edo State).

Liman is a firm believer, that the fast-paced and ever-changing world of work in the 21st century demands cutting edge preparedness that is tailored to the dynamics of today’s professionals. This means that a professional’s skills need to stretch beyond the basics of daily office routine and management.