Adenike Laoye

Position: Advisor

Adenike worked with the Ecobank Group for over 30 years.

She was called to the Nigerian Bar over 30 years ago. She distinguished herself at the Nigerian Law School winning the Best Student in Civil & Criminal Procedure prize. 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.

With over three decades at Ecobank Nigeria out of which 17 years were as chief legal counsel and company secretary, Adenike has delivered a significant role in in-house legal regulatory & company secretarial experience in the financial services industry in Nigeria. She led her team to win the Acquisition International Team of the Year and in 2010, In-House Legal Department of the Year 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.