(Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria Partner, Ukiri Lijadu)
Femi Lijadu is the founding partner at Ukiri Lijadu, and Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria. A leading commercial lawyer with over thirty years’ experience, he has served as Company Secretary and Legal Adviser, and as an Executive Director of one of Nigeria’s top financial institutions, United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA). He also served as a non-executive director of UBA Trustees and First Security Discount House. Femi Lijadu was a member of the Presidential Committee on the Recovery of Stolen Assets and the Nigerian Bar Association Committee on the WTO. He is currently a Sloan Fellow of London Business School, and a Fellow and Director of the Aspen Leadership Global Network (West Africa). He regularly speaks on and has written several articles on the globalisation of legal services and local content development in Nigeria’s Oil & Gas sector. He is also a prominent art collector and advisory board member of Art X, Lagos, Mr Femi Lijadu.