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Founding & Governance Formed as a series limited liability company in Delaware, USA, The Ikoku Group is engaged in work that is both domestic and international in scope, concerned as it is with offering services to communities and entities located across borders. Read More The Ikoku Group is meanwhile governed by its Founder‘s Agreement, under Delaware State Law, and by its Founding Ethics and Associated Policies. Group management is headed by its Founding President and Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

Founding and Form

Our Founding

The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC was established in January 2019 by its sole Founder, Original Member, President and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku — as one part of ongoing work he has carried out for over two decades, leading also to his founding of Publiks IncThe Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Ikoku Foundations. Where appropriate and approved by the Founder, these entities endeavor to coordinate their efforts and resultant benefit to the communities they serve.

Our Formation

The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC is formally organized as a series limited liability company, as provided for in the Delaware State Code of the United States, and it is registered and headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. The Group is also officially known under the business names, The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Group and The Ikoku Group. All three names, as used in official Ikoku Group documents, products, services, and sites, refer to the same aforementioned company entity.

Our Divisions

As provided for under law for series limited liability companies, The Ikoku Group uses its series as a primary means to structure its assets, interests and operations. A portion of The Ikoku Group interests, series and shares-equivalents are dedicated to the structuring of its assets, operations, products, services and sites into the five (5) divisions and eight (8) areas of focus we describe in our Areas and Divisions page.

The five divisions are as follows:

  1. Ikoku Corporation;
  2. Ikoku Holdings;
  3. Ikoku Services;
  4. Ikoku Philanthropies; and
  5. Publiks Group.

Our Areas

As further described in Areas and Divisions, the divisions of The Ikoku Group develop, provide and safeguard holdings, products, services and sites in the eight (8) areas below:

  1. Care | Health | Sciences;
  2. Culture Communities;
  3. Design | Development;
  4. Ethics | Rights;
  5. Education | Information;
  6. Research | Inquiry;
  7. Real | Intellectual Property; and
  8. Solutions | Technologies.

Our Mission

The Ikoku Group, via its divisions, is thus structured to carry out efforts in the aforementioned areas, and to ultimately fulfill its originating mission to foster care and creativity, ethics and innovation in work and communities of enduring concern to its Founder and Partners. As always, the objective is the improvement of lives and the betterment of societies.

Governing Structure

Ownership

The Ikoku Group is led and managed by its Founder and Sole Owner, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, who serves as its President and CEO. The following are further details concerning governance of The Group.

Sole Shareholder, Director, Authorizer

Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku is the sole interests-holder, shareholder and director of The Ikoku Group and its divisions, series and subsidiaries, and as such is the only person empowered to authorize The Ikoku Group to engage in or enter into a specified activity or arrangement.

Sole Manner of Authorization

Such authorization by the above Founder may proceed only via express written and signed instrument. No other activity in The Ikoku Group, its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, or their Sites, Products and Services may take the place of such authorization, nor may any other such activity be taken as indication of donor preference, authorized transfer of charitable funds, or permission for any specific nonprofit activity on the part of The Ikoku Group, its President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, or The Ikoku Charitable Trusts or The Ikoku Foundations.

Leadership and Management

Any further announcements and details of the leadership and management of The Ikoku Group shall be provided here upon completion of searches and appointments by the Founder.

Partners and Partnerships

Any further announcements and details of partners within and partnerships with The Ikoku Group shall be provided here upon completion of agreements and appointments by the Founder.

Child Looking Up Among Adult Celebrants
Child at Ceremony, Ikorodu, Nigeria, 2016 (Oshomah Abubakar)
Boy Smiling While Showing Hand String Game
Boy Playing Hand Game, 2017 (Alexander Radelich)
Child in Costume Looking at Camera
Niño, Cusco, Peru, 2018 (Ben Ostrower)
Tatooed Map on Outstretched Arm
Map on Arm, Dayton, US, 2017 (Don Ross III)
Woman with Arm on Head, Smiling
Woman in Joy, Kolkota, India, 2017 (Loren Joseph)
Boy Among Chidlren in Class, Looking at Camera
Children in Classroom, Nakasaki District, Kampala, Uganda, 2017 (Bill Wegener)
Woman Seated on Mat on Floor, Holding Fan
Seated by Kpone Katamanso District Assembly Office, Tema, Ghana, 2017 (Nathaniel Tetteh)
Girl Kneeling in Busy Street
Tibetan Girl, 2017 (Journey Yang)

Founding and Governing Documents

Provision

Provided below is a listing of documents pertaining to The Ikoku Group’s founding and governance that we keep current in our Books and Records, including those of formation, licensing, and corporate and user governance. All such documents are in the safekeeping of the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Ikoku, who is the only person authorized to retain, amend, keep current and show originals and copies. Where appropriate, we may provide the public with a link to access approved and downloadable copies of such documents.

For policies that govern employees, volunteers, partners, third-parties, visitors and users of The Ikoku Group, as well as its divisions, series, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and Sites, Services and Products, please see our Codes and Policies page.

Certificates of Formation

2020 Amended and Restated Certificate of Formation (HTML and PDF)

2019 Amended and Restated Certificate of Formation (HTML and PDF)

2019 Certificate of Formation (HTML and PDF)

Business Licensure

2020 Business License/Franchise Tax — Delaware (HTML and PDF)

2019 Business License/Franchise Tax — Delaware (HTML and PDF)

Operating Agreement of The Ikoku Group

2019 The Amended and Restated Series Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (HTML and PDF)

2019 The Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement of The Alvan Ikoku Group LLC (HTML and PDF)

Codes and Policies

Codes and Policies (HTML and PDF)

Our Form and Work

Our manner of ensuring the ongoing, perennial fulfillment of our founding mission and purposes thus entails a structuring of attention, efforts, resources and visions of impact  — for our company, our work, and the communities we serve — that is rooted in three core principles:

01.

Areas of Focus Chosen for the Group’s Mission and Work

The Group’s Areas of Focus have been expressly chosen — and periodically evaluated — to ensure specified and full attention to communities and issues of enduring concern and commitment to the Founder and partners.

02.

Divisions Formed and Administered for the Group’s Operations

The Group’s Divisions have also been expressly formed, administered — and periodically evaluated — to ensure efficacious operations in conceptualizing, developing, and carrying out ideas, objectives, and solutions.

03.

Founding Ethics, Agreement and Policies for Group Governance

And guiding the Group through all its work are the Founding and Governing company agreements, codes, and attendant policies — collectively constituting its governance structure and standards.

More About Us

The Ikoku Group

The Ikoku Group was formed to foster care and creativity, ethics and innovation in work and communities of enduring concern to its founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, and partners.

— About Us

Mission, Scope, Founder

Founded as a US limited liability company, The Ikoku Group is engaged in work that is both domestic and international in scope, concerned as it is with offering services to communities and entities located across borders.

— Founding & Governance

Nature, Leadership, Ethics

The Ikoku Group is governed by its Founder‘s Agreement, by its Founding Ethics, and by a set of associated Policies — each thoughtfully derived from the above and collectively constituting the Group governance documents.

— Policies

Agreement, Laws, Terms, Conditions

Where available, The Group provides updates on news, events and media coverage pertaining to its operation, development, work, and communities.

— Press & Media

News, Events, Coverage

Where appropriate, The Group also provides alerts, newsletters and periodic reports for those who wish to sign up for, receive them — and thus become more deeply informed of recent developments and our past and ongoing work.

— Reports

Alerts, Newsletters, Periodicals

Those interested in its mission, objectives and work may contact The Ikoku Group for positions in its management, employee and contributing staff, and board and committee membership. A career at The Group will likely be deeply rewarding.

— Careers at The Ikoku Group

Boards, Jobs, Contributions