Mouka, the market leader in Nigeria’s sleep industry and a new member of the Dolidol International group, has appointed Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade as its new Vice Chairman.
The Board of Mouka’s parent company, Dolidol has given its vote of confidence to the new Vice Chairman, who has an impressive resume of sterling accomplishments.
According to the Managing Director of Mouka, Mr Femi Fapohunda, the new Vice Chairman’s expertise is in finance, corporate governance and law. As a Non-Executive Board member, his input and guidance to decision-making by Mouka’s Executive Directors would help propel Mouka to even greater heights, Fapohunda said.
Akin-Olugbade is the Founder and Managing Partner of Luwaji Nominees, a legal and corporate advisory services firm and currently serves as 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 1988 and SJD 1991), 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 General Counsel and Senior Director at the African Development Bank (2000 -2007) and the first Chief Legal Officer and Head of the Legal Services Department of the African Export-Import Bank (1993 – 1997). In December 2018, he retired as Executive Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Africa Finance Corporation.
Akin-Olugbade has significant Board level experience. He was a non-Executive Director and former Chairman of the Governance Committee of Ecobank Transnational Inc. He was also a Founding Director and Managing Partner of AFC’s wholly owned subsidiary, AFC Equity Investments Limited, Mauritius. He was a founding shareholder and former non-Executive Director of Asset and Resources Management Company, a leading financial services company in Nigeria.
He is a life member of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation and Trustee of the African Refugee Foundation, and of the Nigerian Law School Class of 1984.
In 2003, Akin-Olugbade was invited to be a member of the Committee on International Monetary Law of the International Law Association, and joined the World Trade Board as the first African member in 2019.
He is an alumnus of several Executive Management Programmes including the Wharton CEO Academy, the IMD Executive Management Program and the HEC (Montreal) Management Development Programme.
He is an Officer of the Order of the Niger, a national honour conferred on him by the Nigerian government in September 2012.