Board of DirectorsChairman Abimbola Akeredolu, SANDirectors Tunde Busari, SAN Olusoji Olumide Odukoya Ahmed Raji, SAN Adedoyin Oyinkan Rhodes-Vivour, SAN Dr. Tunde Ajibade SAN Babatunde Fagbohunlu SAN Olawale Adeola Akoni, SAN Yusuf Ali, SAN Babajimi Ayorinde Uwa Etigwe, SAN Adesina Salawu Funmi Roberts Funmi Iyayi BiographiesMrs. Abimbola Akeredolu, SANA 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.Suzanne RattraySuzanne Rattray is a senior engineer with more than 35 years of professional experience. She has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from McGill University in Canada, specializing in structural engineering. She has had lead responsibilities on numerous infrastructure projects, in the transportation, building and energy sectors, in Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, DR Congo, Chad and Israel. She is a Director and Partner of Rankin Engineering Consultants, headquartered in Lusaka, Zambia. She has beena practising Adjudicator and Arbitrator since 2008 and was admitted as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2012, qualifying to Fellow Status in 2017. Mrs Rattray is an Approved Faculty Trainer on the Arbitration and Adjudication Pathway Courses of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She served as Chairperson of the Zambia Branch of the Institute from 2018 – 2020. She is listed on the panels of the Kigali International Arbitration Centre, the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration and the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. Tunde Busari, SAN, FCIS, FCIArb 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 a Bachelor’s degree (LL.B) in Law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a Master’s 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. Olumide Olusoji Odukoya MBA, CFE, M.IoD, FCS, FNIM, FCAOlusoji Odukoya 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).He is currently the Managing Partner of Olusoji Odukoya & Co (Chartered Tax Practitioners). He was Deputy Registrar/CEO (Corporate Services) at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) until March 2016. Before joining ICAN, Odukoya had worked in both the private and public sectors for over 21 years. He started his working career at the 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. Olusoji 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. Olusoji 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. Ahmed Raji, SAN, FCIArb (UK)Ahmed Raji SAN is a leading Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He is also the Founder/Principal at Ahmed Raji & Co. He was appointed by the President and Commander in Chief of Armed Forces of Nigeria as the Resident Electoral Commissioner where he served in five (5) different states in Nigeria for a period of eight (8) years. His expertise and experience extend to diverse and broad areas of practice, including litigation, mediation and arbitration, banking and corporate finance, maritime and admiralty, election matters, and telecommunications. He has about thirty (30) years of experience in administrative and constitutional matters, criminal law, debt recovery, and other areas of practice. He was part of the team that successfully defended the Nigeria National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) in an international arbitration against Petree INC (a US Company). He is known for his astute legal approach to client’s cases, keen attention to detail, and the ability to give advice on complex transactions and matters on the spot. He has a Master’s Degree in Law from the King’s College, University of London, where he obtained a distinction in Telecoms Law. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour SANAdedoyin Rhodes-Vivour SAN is the Managing Partner, Doyin Rhodes-Vivour & Co (Legal Practitioners and Arbitrators) and a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a CEDR UK Accredited Mediator. She holds the LLB [Hons] and LLM degrees in Law. She holds a Master of Arts degree [MA] with merit in International Peace and Security from King’s College London, University of London . In recognition of her leadership qualities, she was nominated by the United States Information Services (USIS) to participate in the ‘Young African Leaders Programme’ in 1990. In 2005 she was awarded the prestigious British Government Chevening Scholarship in the area of peaceful settlement of international disputes.She has practiced law for nearly four decades and specializes in commercial transactions, international and domestic arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. Her areas of expertise include oil and gas, energy, construction, and infrastructural projects, maritime, banking and finance, franchise and commercial disputes generally. Her legal practice actively encourages alternative dispute resolution and she has successfully mediated several disputes. She has also acted as a consultant to regulatory bodies for drawing up arbitration/ADR industry-specific schemes (Nigerian Communications Commission [NCC], Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission [NERC]). She is a Notary Public of Nigeria.Dr. Tunde Ajibade, SANDr 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.