Our Board of Trustees

Akin Fadeyi

Founder & CEO

Fadeyi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Literary Studies from the Obafemi Awolowo University…

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Tunde Adeoye

Member, Board of Trustees

Babatunde Adeoye is a seasoned Legal Practitioner, whose practice covers all aspects of Commercial, Public, Private, Property, Insurance etc…

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Professor Sola Akinrinade

Member, Board of Trustees

Professor Sola Akinrinade is the pioneer Provost of the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria, the research…

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Simon-Kolawole

Member, Board of Trustees

Simon Kolawole is the executive director of Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) and the founder/CEO…

Akin Fadeyi

Chief Marketing Officer

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Akin Fadeyi

Financial Advisor

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Akin Fadeyi

Founder & CEO, Akin Fadeyi Foundation

Fadeyi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Literary Studies from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and a Post Graduate Degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Fadeyi’s professional skills cut across public relations, media relations, capacity development, leadership, strategic thinking and Non Profit management.

 

He also earned certifications from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on Behavioral Insights to Public Policy Design. He has also attended several leadership courses at the Institute for Change, Ryerson University, Toronto.

Fadeyi has trained over two hundred schools on asking the critical questions bordering transparency and accountability in governance.  He has been Lead Consultant on British Council, Africa Knowledge Transfer Partnership, The British Council Active Citizens Project, United Nations Women Consultancy on Gender Equality, Airtel Nigeria Media Communications Project, the global Fhi360 Public Communications Strategy; National Health Insurance Scheme Business Communications Strategic Consultancy amongst others.

He devotes time to social enterprise and development projects, which also involve youth mentoring and capacity building. In Nigeria, Africa, Fadeyi founded the Akin Fadeyi Foundation which championed TV campaigns against micro level corruption in Nigeria. His campaign project has gained tremendous traction with international development partnerships ranging from the European Union, United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The Corruption, Not in My Country Project currently airs on CNN Africa with funding support from the MacArthur Foundation, Chicago.

Fadeyi loves to travel, is an avid reader and a lover of Sports with keen interest in soccer.

Akin Fadeyi championed the design of a web-technology App to empower citizens’ unhindered capacity to report corruption called Flag’It. His effort is currently yielding into the coming onboard the App by various Federal Government Institutions. He was a Member of the Federal Government Ministerial Committee on Primary Healthcare Development and Member, Federal Government Ministerial Committee on LASAA Fever Control.

Akin Fadeyi is an Opinion Columnist in and his opinion columns can be found for the Premium Times, The Guardian, The Cable and The Crest.

Akin Fadeyi has just completed a Media Strategy and Workplace Communications program in the Ryerson University, Ontario and played sensitive roles within the logistics Team of the Canada Federal Elections.

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Babatunde Adeoye

Member, Board of Trustees

Babatunde Adeoye is a seasoned Legal Practitioner, whose practice covers all aspects of Commercial, Public, Private, Property, Insurance etc.

He is a registered Capital Market Consultant with extensive expertise in its legal workings.

Tunde has been Principal Partner, BABATUNDE ADEOYE & CO (Barristers and Solicitors) sine 1994.


He holds an LL.B (HONS) from the University of Ife and LL.M from the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988.

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Professor Sola Akinrinade

Member, Board of Trustees

Professor Sola Akinrinade is the pioneer Provost of the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria, the research and training arm of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC.

He holds the BA and MA degrees in History from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, and PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London. He is a Professor of African Diplomatic History and International Relations at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where he has taught since 1982. He was Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University (2003 – 2007), and Chairman of the Committee of Deans, (2006 – 2007).

He served as the foundation Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, between 2007 and 2012.


Professor Akinrinade joined the ICPC on 1 October 2014, as Provost of the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria. As Provost, he serves as the head of the Academy and provides academic and administrative leadership. He is responsible for the growth and development of the Academy’s academic and human resources. The Academy currently works with several organizations and governmental agencies providing training and general capacity building activities in the areas of good governance, accountability, transparency, integrity, ethics and all issues relating to anti-corruption and corrupt practices.


A Certified Management Consultant, Professor Akinrinade is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, FNAL, the apex body for humanities scholarship in Nigeria, and of several other professional bodies including the Historical Society of Nigeria, FHSN, the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (fspsp), and the Institute of Management Consultants, FIMC.

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Simon Kolawole

Member, Board of Trustees

Simon Kolawole is the executive director of Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) and the founder/CEO of Cable Newspaper Ltd. He was editor of Nigeria’s influential newspaper, THISDAY, from 2007-2012.

Kolawole earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos in 1992, and a Master’s degree in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, as a British Chevening Scholar in 2006.


Kolawole was named among Africa’s next generation of leaders by The Banker, a publication of Financial Times of London, in 2009. He was Mo Ibrahim Fellow on the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in 2010. In March 2012, he was named Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum. As a YGL, he has attended courses on leadership at the Yale University (2013) and at the Kennedy School, Harvard University (2014).


In 2008, Kolawole did an extensive study of oil producing countries on a comparative basis with Nigeria in the management of the petroleum industry. The research covered governance, policy and political issues around management of the industry. It was published as a special 24-page section in THISDAY newspaper in March 2009.