Professor Fabian Ajogwu
Fabian Ajogwu is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and currently a professor of Corporate Governance at Lagos Business School, where he has been teaching Business Law, Negotiation and Corporate Governance for well over 16 years. He has written over 10 books, published numerous articles in peer-reviewed academic and professional journals, and developed case studies and technical notes used at a number of the School's programmes. His current research interests include professional ethics, mergers and acquisitions, and arbitration of commercial disputes.
Professor Ajogwu has his first degree in Law (LL.B) from the University of Nigeria, BL from the Nigerian Law School, a Master's Degree in Law (LL.M) from the University of Lagos, an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, and a PhD from University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is an alumnus of the Said Business School of Oxford University and Lagos Business School.
The learned Senior Advocate has been lead Counsel to the Federal Government of Nigeria in several cases of national importance, with emphasis on the banking and financial services and energy sectors, among others. He chairs a number of companies, including ARM-Harith Infrastructure Fund, Novare entities in Nigeria, and previously LEAP Africa. He has served as Honorary Counsel to the State of Israel in Nigeria, Venezuela, and the Republic of South Africa in Nigeria.
Professor Ajogwu assisted the Securities and Exchange Commission in drafting Nigeria's pioneer Code of Corporate Governance. He chaired the Nigerian Communications Commission's Committee on Corporate Governance which produced the 2014 NCC Code of Corporate Governance for the telecommunications sector and has been Counsel to the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria in matters related to Corporate Governance regulation. He was a member of the Presidential Committee on the Reform of the Nigeria Police and is a Fellow of the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria, the African Leadership Initiative West Africa, and Henry Crown Global Leadership of the Aspen Institute, Colorado.
His memberships include General Council of the Bar (a creation of statute) of Nigeria, Council of Legal Education (Nigerian Law School), International Council for Commercial Arbitration, Lagos Court of Arbitration, London Court of International Arbitration, Legal Research Society, School of Law, University of Aberdeen. He is also one of the Vice Presidents of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, a member of the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, and previously chaired the Committee on Continuing Legal Education, Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos.