Feb 21, 2016

Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade, OON, Executive Director/General Counsel, Africa Finance Corporation to Chair Panel of Judges of the Nigerian Legal Awards



Dr. Adesegun Akin-Olugbade is Executive Director and General Counsel of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), in charge of Corporate Secretariat, Legal, Human Resources, Administration, Communications and Country Coordination. Prior to joining the AFC, he was the General Counsel and Director of the Legal Services Department of the African Development Bank Group and pioneer Chief Legal Officer of the African Export-Import Bank.

He has worked for Arnold & Porter, as a Foreign Associate, and served as State Counsel in the Federal Ministry of Justice of Nigeria, as a pioneer member of the Ministry’s Contract Vetting Division. He is also an equity partner in the law firm of O.B. Akin-Olugbade & Co (founded in 1954 by his late father).


He holds a Doctorate degree (SJD) and a Masters degree (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School, and obtained an LL.B. (Honours) degree and LL.M in International Financial Law from King’s College London (University of London). He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1984, where he came top of his graduating class (the first foreign trained Nigerian recipient of the award). He has received many prizes and awards and authored several articles for international law journals.

Dr. Adesegun Akin-Olugbade is Executive Director and General Counsel of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), in charge of Corporate Secretariat, Legal, Human Resources, Administration, Communications and Country Coordination. Prior to joining the AFC, he was the General Counsel and Director of the Legal Services Department of the African Development Bank Group and pioneer Chief Legal Officer of the African Export-Import Bank.

He has worked for Arnold & Porter, as a Foreign Associate, and served as State Counsel in the Federal Ministry of Justice of Nigeria, as a pioneer member of the Ministry’s Contract Vetting Division. He is also an equity partner in the law firm of O.B. Akin-Olugbade & Co (founded in 1954 by his late father).

He holds a Doctorate degree (SJD) and a Masters degree (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School, and obtained an LL.B. (Honours) degree and LL.M in International Financial Law from King’s College London (University of London). He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1984, where he came top of his graduating class (the first foreign trained Nigerian recipient of the award). He has received many prizes and awards and authored several articles for international law journals.

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