Adenike Laoye – Advisor

Adenike worked with the Ecobank Group for almost 30 years and is currently on sabbatical.

She was called to the Nigerian Bar, over 30 years ago, in 1991 where she distinguished herself at the Nigerian Law School winning the prize as the Best Student in Civil & Criminal Procedure. She has attended executive programs at INSEAD, Harvard, and Cranfield amongst others. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.  She is also an Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

Adenike has over 29 years of in-house Legal Regulatory & Company Secretarial experience in the financial services industry, out of which 17 years were as Chief Legal Counsel/Company Secretary of Ecobank Nigeria where she led her team to win the 2013 Acquisition International Team of the Year and In-House Legal Department of the Year 2010 in the maiden edition of the Business Day Legal awards in Nigeria. She has also been recognised by Chambers as a 2021 General Counsel Influencer for Africa.

She is a Corporate Governance Advisor who also has strong legal transaction expertise.


  • Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN)