The Board

Dr. Adesegun A. Akin-Olugbade

Principal Partner
Luwaji Nominees

Dr. Adesegun A. Akin-Olugbade portrait photo

Dr. Adesegun A. Akin-Olugbade is a leading international legal and finance expert, combining the highest academic qualifications and professional distinctions with excellent legal skills, extensive transactional experience and corporate governance expertise.
He is Founder and Principal Partner of Luwaji Nominees and currently serves as Of Counsel at Clifford Chance (CC Worldwide Limited) and International Counsel at ÆLEX.
He is a graduate of King’s College London (LL.B (Hons) 1983, LL.M 1985) and Harvard Law School (LL.M ’88 and SJD ’91), in addition to being the Overall Best Student at the Nigerian Law School in 1984. He has served for over 30 years in the legal profession and financial services sector, having worked at both the technical and executive management level, in the public and private sector, for leading commercial law firms, multilateral development banks and international financial institutions.
He was previously General Counsel and Senior Director at the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the first Chief Legal Officer and Head of the Legal Services Department of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). In December 2018, he retired as Executive Director (Chief Operating Officer), General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). Dr. Adesegun A. Akin-Olugbade was a non-Executive Director and former Chairman of the Governance Committee of Ecobank Transnational Inc. (ETI). He was also a Founding Director and Managing Partner of AFC’s wholly-owned subsidiary; AFC Equity Investments Limited, Mauritius. His specific areas of legal expertise include Corporate and Commercial law, International Financial law, Project Finance, Private Equity, Trade & Structured Finance.
He is an alumnus of several Executive Management Programmes including the Wharton CEO Academy, the IMD Executive Management Programme and the HEC (Montreal) Management Development Programme (MDP).
He is Chairman of Southern Marine Petroleum Limited, Axion Realty & Development Company Limited and Dr. Adesegun Akin-Olugbade Foundation.
He is an Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), a national honour conferred on him by the Nigerian Government in September 2012.