Francisca Ukabiala

Director of Corporate Services, Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL), Nigeria

Frances Ukabiala is a seasoned administrator and HR practitioner with over 17 years' experience in the legal and most recently in the social sector industry. Frances joined the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) in February 2012 and with her team successfully built the centre's business support unit from scratch. As director of corporate services, she plays a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in setting the strategic direction for the organization, decision making and operations as CVL continues to enhance its quality programming and building capacity. Frances also coordinates the Pat Utomi Utomi Widow Support Centre. The organization has been supporting widows and their children for over 25 years and has directly and indirectly benefitted over a thousand people. In June 2018, the centre launched the Widows Entrepreneurship training program as part of activities to mark International Widows' Day. She is an alumna of the Enterprise Development Centre, social sector management program of the Lagos Business School.

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