Olufemi Lijadu is a partner and heads banking and finance practice. He is a leading commercial lawyer with over thirty years’ experience in private practice and in-house.
Femi returned to private practice in 2011 having worked in-house as Company Secretary and Legal Adviser, and subsequently, Executive Director of one of Nigeria’s top four banking institution, United Bank of Africa Plc. He was also a non – executive director of UBA Trustees and First Security Discount House (the first Discount House in Nigeria).
He has written several articles on globalization of legal services and local content development in Nigeria’s Oil & Gas sector and regularly speaks on these issues on domestic and international platforms. Fellow and Director of the Aspen Leadership Global Network (West – Africa). He is a member of the advisory board of Art X (Art Fair) and was a member of the Presidential committee on the recovery of stolen assets. He is a Sloan Fellow of London Business School. Femi was a member of the Nigerian Bar Association committee on the WTO. He is the current Chairman (Non-Executive) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria.