Board of Directors Chairman Mrs. Abimbla Akeredolu, SAN Directors Mr. Tunde Busari, SAN Mr. Olusoji Olumide Odukoya Mr. Ahmed Raji, SAN Mrs. Adedoyin Oyinkan Rhodes-Vivour, SAN Dr. Tunde Ajibade SAN Mr. Babatunde Fagbohunlu SAN Mr. Olawale Adeola Akoni, SAN Mr. Yusuf Ali, SAN Mr. Babajimi Ayorinde Uwa Etigwe, SAN Mr. Adesina Salawu Mrs. Funmi Roberts Mrs. Funmi Iyayi Biographies Mrs. Abimbola Akeredolu, SAN A former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mrs Akeredolu SAN is renowned for her vast experience in commercial litigation and arbitration. Her multilingual skills (English, French, Italian, and German) make her stand out as a lawyer and arbitrator. She is a Partner at Banwo & Ighodalo and co-chairs LACIAC’s SMEs technical committee. Mr. Olatunde Busari, SAN, FCIS, FCIArb Mr. Olatunde Busari, SAN is a graduate of the University of Ife, Nigeria where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (B. Sc). He also obtained the Bachelors degree (LL.B) in Law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Masters Degree (LL.M) in Law from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989. He practiced law in the firm of Babalakin & Co (a reputable law firm in Nigeria) from 1990 to 1993 as Senior Associate during which he was engaged in solicitors’ practice generally and advocacy with particular attention to Disputes Resolution, Commercial Law Practice, Maritime, Admiralty, Oil & Gas, protection of Intellectual Property, documentation and perfection of transactions etc. In 1993 he established the law firm of Akinwunmi & Busari LP as a founding partner. Mr Busari is a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), International Bar Association (IBA), Pan African Law Union (PALU), Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN), Insol International: International Federation of Insolvency Practitioners, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Professional Practice Group), Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN), Executive Committee of the Nigerian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K, London Court of International Arbitration (Pan African Council), Executive Council of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG), Lagos, Steering Committee of the Lagos Multi-Door Court House (ADR) Project, National Committee on the Reform and Harmonization of Arbitration and ADR Laws in Nigeria, National Committee on the Harmonization of Road Traffic Laws, National Committee on the Reform of Investment Laws in Nigeria. Mr. Busari is also a Fellow (FCIArb) and 1st Vice Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K (Nigeria Branch), Fellow (FCIS) and Past President of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), Distinguished Fellow of the Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria (DFPEFON), Member Education and Membership Committee (EMC) Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Member, Management Committee of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) 2014 till date, Designated representative of Nigeria on the Arbitration Panel of the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) 2016 – 2022. Mr Busari served as a Director in the Trans Nigeria Insurance Plc (1999-2003), the Nigerian Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (2006-2007) and Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria (2010-2011). He is a practising domestic and international solicitor, advocate and arbitrator and has acted as counsel in various proceedings. He is a listed arbitrator with the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse, Nigerian Communication Commission Arbitration Scheme, Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Lagos and the Kigali International Arbitration Centre, Rwanda. He is a Notary Public and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). He served as the Special Assistant to the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice between 2006 and 2007 and also between 2010 and 2011. He is a member of the Ikoyi Club 1938, Ikeja Golf Club, Ibadan Polo Club and the Metropolitan Club, Lagos. Mr. Olumide Olusoji Odukoya MBA, CFE, M.IoD, FCS, FNIM, FCA Mr. Odukoya Olusoji Olumide attended the Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos and Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University O.O.U) Ago Iwoye where he obtained his HND in Accounting in 1983 and MBA (Accounting and Finance) in 1997 respectively. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM Chartered) and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS). He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD). Mr. Odukoya is currently the Managing Partner of Olusoji Odukoya & Co (Chartered Tax Practitioners). He was Deputy Registrar/CEO (Corporate Services) at the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) where he retired on March 31, 2016.. He had served in various capacities within the Institute which he joined as Director, Examinations on June 1, 2004. Before joining ICAN, Odukoya had worked in both the private and public sectors for over 21 years. He started his working career at Clerical level at the Federal Audit department (now Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation) in 1977 and left in 1987 as a Chartered Accountant/Senior Auditor. He also worked as Company Secretary/Chief Accountant and later as Management Accountant at Fisheries Services, Ijora and WemaBoard Estates limited within the Odu’a Group of Companies from August 1987 to December 1991; he was Senior Accountant at Electrolux Mandilas Limited (Mandilas Group) from 1992 to 1993. Mr. Odukoya was Group Head of Finance/Dealer at City Securities Limited (FCMB/CSL Group)from 1993 to 1997 and also Deputy Registrar at City Securities (Registrars) Limited. Mr. Odukoya was General Manager, Finance and Investment at Elmac Assurance Nigeria Limited from January 2000 to January 2002. He also had a brief spell in the Capital Market as General Manager (Operations) at Multinational Investment and Securities Limited before joining the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) in April 2002. At CIS, he was Head of Membership Services and Examination departments. Mr. Odukoya has attended various management and professional courses both locally and internationally. He was born on Monday October 12, 1959 and married to Mrs. Oluwatoyin A. Odukoya, the Director, Nursing Services at the Lagos State Local Government Service Commission and the marriage is blessed with children. He is a member of the Ikeja Golf Club, the Lagos Country Club, Yoruba Tennis Club and the Island Club. Mr. Ahmed Raji, SAN , FCIArb (UK) Mr Ahmed Raji, (SAN) attended Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, where he studied law and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988. He holds a Masters Degree from University of London. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the United Kingdom. He was elevated with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2012. Mrs. Adedoyin Oyinkan Rhodes-Vivour (nee Akande), SAN Mrs. Adedoyin Oyinkan Rhodes-Vivour (nee Akande) is the Managing Partner of Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co. Legal Practitioners and Arbitrators. She is a member of the International Committee on International Commercial Arbitration of the International Law Association (ILA) and the pioneer Chair, Committee on International Commercial Arbitration of the Nigerian Branch of the International Law Association (ILA) Nigerian Branch. Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour was nominated by Nigeria as a member of the Court of the Permanent Court of Arbitration; PCA at The Hague, The Netherlands (founded under the Hague conventions of 1899 and 1907, the PCA is the oldest standing institution in the field of international dispute settlement). She is a member of the ICC Paris Commission on Arbitration & ADR. She is the Chairperson of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) Nigerian Branch. Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour FCIArb is recognized as one of the world’s leading arbitrators in editions of Who’s Who Legal. She is listed in editions of Guide to the World’s Leading Commercial Arbitration Experts [Expert Guide] as one of the preeminent professionals in the world. She is listed on various Arbitration/ADR panels including the database of London Court of International Arbitration (LACIAC),the database of the LACIAC-MIAC Arbitration Centre, Panel of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Dubai International arbitration Centre (DIAC), Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC), Kuala Lumpur and Lagos Regional Centres for International Commercial Centre, Panel of Neutrals of the Lagos Multi-door Courthouse and Abuja Multi-door Courthouse. She is a supporting member of the LMAA who is generally prepared to take up appointment as arbitrator. Adedoyin has practiced Law for over 30 years and specializes in commercial transactions, international and domestic arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. She has significant arbitral experience [as presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator] in international and domestic arbitration proceedings. She has acted as counsel in various arbitration proceedings. Her legal practice actively encourages alternative dispute resolution and she has successfully mediated several disputes. She has also acted as consultant to some regulatory bodies for drawing up industry specific arbitration/ADR schemes. She is a founding member and was pioneer president of the Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria. She is a member of the Council of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry. She is a member of the Governing council of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping. She was an Officer of the Mediation Committee of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association (IBA) and was the Committee’s Regional Representative for West Africa. She was the pioneer Chairperson of the Nigerian Bar Association, Committee on Arbitration/ADR, she was voted chairperson of the year, – Nigeria Bar Association Section on Business Law (2006 and 2009). She is a Notary Public of Nigeria. She was appointed a member of the National Committee on the Reform and Harmonization of Arbitration Laws in Nigeria constituted by the Attorney General of the Federation to review Nigeria’s Arbitration and ADR laws. She has written several articles on Arbitration/Alternative Dispute Resolution and delivered papers at International and domestic conferences and training events. Dr. Tunde Ajibade, SAN Dr Ajibade SAN is the Managing Partner of SPA Ajibade & Co. He has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial arbitration, both domestic and international, and in investment treaty arbitration. A versatile arbitrator, he co-chairs LACIAC’s energy technical committee. Dr Ajibade SAN is a council member of the Nigerian Bar Association’s Section on Business Law and is currently the Vice-Chairman of the sub-Committee on Banking, Finance and Insolvency. He was the Chairman of the Capital Market Solicitors Association between 2011 and 2013. He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Rules & Regulations Sub-committee of the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission’s Capital Market Committee from 2008 to 2012.