The Secretariat Executive Secretary Folake AkinmoladunFolake Akinmoladun is the Executive Secretary of LACIAC. Foluke Akinmoladun is a legal practitioner and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2005. She is also a certified Mediator, the Managing Solicitor of Trizon Law Chambers and the current Executive Secretary of the LACIAC Secretariat. Foluke’s work experience spans both Nigerian and foreign law firms where she has handled domestic and international commercial legal matters. Her foreign law firm experience was mainly solicitor work specifically in mergers and acquisition documentation, intellectual property registrations (particularly patents and trademarks), and software licensing arrangements. In Nigeria, her work experience has been both in litigation and soliciting work. Her litigation experience covers maritime claims, estate management, legal aid (prisoners), environmental claims, fundamental human rights, judgment enforcement, land matters, labour matters and debt recovery. In corporate and commercial matters she has been engaged in Joint venture documentation, project development contracts, shareholders’ agreements, corporate restructuring, regulatory compliance, perfection of land documentation, PPP contracts, due diligence, legal risk analysis, construction contract documentations, mortgages and securities. In her alternative dispute resolution practice, she was privileged to participate in the drafting of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre’s Rules on arbitration and mediation. She has also acted as legal representative to parties at arbitral proceedings and has mediated on customary and family law matters under the auspices of FIDA (International Federation of Women Lawyers). She attended Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria where she obtained her First degree in Law in 2004. She had her Masters degree in International and Comparative Law at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt in 2008. Her studies at AUC laid emphasis on, the Law of Foreign Investments, International commercial Arbitration and Water Law. She has also attended courses in International Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets and Intellectual Property Law organized by the University of Zurich. She is currently undergoing a Masters programme in Construction Law and Arbitration at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK by distance learning. Foluke is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (Business Section), Student Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (having concluded on the fundamentals level and is now on the skills level), member of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (Nigerian Chapter), member of the African Women in Maritime(WIMAFRICA)-Nigerian Chapter, member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers(FIDA Nigeria), a member of the Young International Arbitrators Group of London Court of International Arbitration (YIAG), member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria Chapter, member of the Young ICCA(International Council for Commercial Arbitration) and member, YAF-ICC (Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce).