Olufunmilayo Roberts

Funmi Roberts

An astute leader with outstanding track record in mobilising for corporate and public sector reform, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Recognised and respected both within and outside the legal profession for her legal, administrative and organisational skills, Funmi Roberts has the profound ability to utilise her excellent analytical skills to achieve defined impactful objectives and develop novel strategically designed solutions to challenges.

All these, coupled with tenacity and refusal to be defined or limited by her environment, have enabled her to build of one of the leading value-driven legal and ADR law firms in Nigeria, with offices in Ibadan, Oyo State and Lagos State, with a focal point at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Funmi, has used her leadership attributes and experienced garnered over the course of active legal practice to be an effective Chairman of the National Committee on the Reform of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act Cap. A18 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (ACA), which has produced a Bill for the Repeal and Re-Enactment of the ACA currently before the National Assembly. She also adds considerable value to the corporate and NGO boards she sits on as non-executive director or trustee, including the largest bank in Liberia, Ecobank, Liberia. She also currently serves as the Honorary Legal Adviser and Council Member of the Institute of Directors, Nigeria.

It is all these and more that gave rise to her passion to pay it forward by mentoring young people, especially lawyers through several mentoring platforms, including her personal platform convened monthly and called ‘Breakfast with Funmi Roberts’

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