Ayotola Jgagun

Ayotola Jgagun

Chief Compliance & Governance Officer, Oando PLC

Ayotola Jagun is the Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary of Oando PLC.  Prior to joining Oando, she worked as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Capital G Limited, a financial services Group based in Bermuda. 

Ayotola is an experienced lawyer with over 26 years of experience, starting her career with Chief Rotimi Williams Chambers, she has worked with other notable companies including Akzo Nobel Plc and PricewaterhouseCoopers in the United Kingdom.

She was formerly Senior Corporate, Risk & Control Manager at Citigroup in Bermuda from January 2007 to August 2008 and Legal Counsel & Assistant Company Secretary of  Sara Lee UK Holdings Limited (formerly PLC) from 2002 to 2007, where she managed cross border corporate transactions, acquisitions and restructurings across several jurisdictions.

Ayotola is a specialist in Corporate Law, Compliance, Corporate Governance and Risk Management.  She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1992 and in 2004, obtained an M.Sc.in Corporate & Ethics from the Birkbeck College, University of London.  She is a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Ayotola has a passion for anti-corruption compliance and Corporate Governance. She was co-chair of the 10th Principle Working Group of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and is a member of the Board of the Global Compact Nigeria Network, the Nigeria Institute of Directors Committee on Independent Directors and a director of the Clean Business Practice Initiative (CBPI) in Nigeria. She speaks regularly on Anti-corruption, and Corporate Governance at local and international conferences and lectures on Compliance & Risk at the Lagos Business School. Ayotola is a Council Member of the Nigerian Bar Association Women’s Forum (“NBAWF”) and currently heads the NBAWF External Relations Committee.  She also heads the Equality in Law focal group of the Nigerian Economic Summit Groups’ Community of Practice on Gender.

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