Board of Directors
PROFESSOR FABIAN AJOGWU, SAN
Professor Fabian Ajogwu is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Professor of Corporate Governance at the Lagos Business School and the Senior Partner at Kenna Partners. He is an Alumnus of both the Saïd Business School of Oxford University and the Lagos Business School. He holds a doctorate degree in Law from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland; an MBA from the IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona; and Law degrees from the University of Nigeria, and University of Lagos.
The Learned Senior Advocate has been Lead Counsel to the Federal Government of Nigeria and its Agencies in several cases of national importance. He has extensive experience in deal structuring and has advised on complex transactions in several industries including Energy, Maritime, Banking and Financial services, Real estate and Infrastructure. He chairs the Board of the Novare Group in Nigeria (owners of the Novare malls), ARM Harith Infrastructure Ltd (Nigeria’s pioneer infrastructure fund), and NES Global, amongst others. He is a Non-Executive Director of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, a Non-Executive Director of Guinness Nigeria Plc, and has served as Honorary Counsel to the State of Israel and the Republic of South Africa, in Nigeria. He assisted the Securities and Exchange Commission in drafting Nigeria’s pioneer Code of Corporate Governance. He chaired the Nigerian Communications Commission Committee (NCC) on Corporate Governance that produced the pioneer NCC Code of Corporate Governance for the Telecommunication sector in the year 2014 and assisted with the Code’s review in 2016. He also served on the Committee of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria that produced the 2018 National Code of Corporate Governance.
Professor Ajogwu is a Fellow of the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria; a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative West Africa, Henry Crown Global Leadership of the Aspen Institute and a Fellow of the AIFA Reading Society.
He serves on the board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration as its Vice-President, and on the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators as its Vice-President. He also serves on the Governing Council of the Pan-Atlantic University (Lagos Business School). He is a member of the General Council of the Bar, and the Council of Legal Education (Nigerian Law School) as the statutorily referred Distinguished Legal Author. Professor Ajogwu is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration, and a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, and is listed on its panel of neutrals. He is also a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration
He is the Author of the books – ‘Ship Acquisition & Finance: Law & Practice’; ‘Corporate Governance & Group Dynamics’; ‘Corporate Governance in Nigeria: Law and Practice’; ‘Commercial Arbitration in Nigeria: Law and Practice’; ‘Fair Hearing’; ‘Mergers & Acquisition in Nigeria: Law and Practice’; ‘Law & Society’. He is the co-author of books – ‘Petroleum Law and Sustainable Development”; ‘Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Commerce’ and ‘Trade & Investments in Nigeria: Legal and Regulatory Aspects’; ‘Oral and Written Advocacy: Law & Practice’ and ‘Collecting Art: A Handbook’.