OLAJUMOKE BAKAREIndependent Non-Executive Director
Mrs Bakare Olajumoke Patricia had her secondary education at Federal Government College, Ilorin. She holds a degree in Law from the prestigious University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and won several awards as a mark of distinction.
Mrs Bakare attended the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island and also holds a Masters of Law from the University of Lagos, Akoka. She is a member of several professional bodies among which are: Institute of Directors, Nigerian Bar Association, Society for Corporate Governance, Chartered Institutes of Arbitrators. She is also an Alumus of the Lagos Business School.
She started her career in 1984 with Nigerian Airforce Base, Ikeja as a National Youth Service Corp Member. She worked with A. Adedeji & Co. law firm as a counsel from August 1985 – June 1989. She was a lecturer with the Council of Legal Education/Nigerian Law School from June 1989 – March 1992. She served First City Monument Bank (FCMB Group) in various capacities between 1992 – 2013 as Group General Counsel/Group Company Secretary, Non – Executive Director of CSL Registrars (Subsidiary of FCMB Group), Non – Executive Director of Credit Direct Limited.
Mrs Bakare Olajumoke Patricia has over 35 years’ combined experience in the fields of litigation and advocacy, legal research and academics, legal education, commercial law, company secretarial, compliance, corporate governance, loan recovery, strategic administration and financial legal advisory services. She also possesses negotiation and Arbitration Skills.
She is currently the Managing Partner of First Almond Attorneys a position she assumed since 2014.