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RONKE SOKEFUN Profile 1

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Ronke Sokefun graduated with LLB (Hons.) in 1987 and was called to the Nigerian Bar (also with honours) in November 1988. She has had a sterling career spanning over 3 decades cutting across different sectors of the economy.

Between 1990 and 1993 she worked in Ighodalo & Associates – a Company Secretarial firm – while there, she qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. In 1993, she joined the prestigious firm of Aluko & Oyebode as an Associate and was made a partner in 2001. Her practice focus was Business Advisory Services and she worked with several blue-chip companies in this regard.

In 2002, she moved to the Oando Group, where within a few years she rose to the position of Chief Legal Officer. During this period, she also sat on the Board of the telecom’s giant – Celtel/Zain (now Airtel) as an alternate Director. She served in this position until 2011 when she was called to public service in Ogun State and proceeded to serve as a 2-term Commissioner – holding diverse portfolios – under Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s 2-term administration as Ogun State Governor.

In January 2019, Mrs. Sokefun was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (‘NDIC’) by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR; she continues to serve in this capacity.

As part of her commitment to giving back to society, she has an NGO known as the “M.R.S. Foundation”. The Foundation is focused on social intervention programmes to augment Government efforts.

Mrs. Sokefun is a fellow of the Institute of Directors, a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

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