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Bolaji Owasanoye


Bolaji Owasanoye is Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, the first and pioneer anti-corruption and integrity institution in Nigeria.

He is the first Taslim Elias Distinguished Professor of Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of Nigeria.

Mr. Owasanoye has served as Executive Secretary of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption. In this capacity, he coordinated advisory and strategic work, and led the preparation of key policy and anti-corruption strategy interventions of the government.  

He has been Secretary of the National Working Group on Review of Investment Laws in Nigeria under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Justice, and has chaired ECOWAS Drafting Committees on the Community Investment Code and Community Investment Policy.

Mr. Owasanoye served as a Member of the African Union Committee on the Draft of the Pan African Investment Code, and was a member of the expert group that drafted the Common African Position on Asset Recovery, which was adopted by African Union Heads of Government in February 2020.

He is co-founder of Human Development Initiatives (HDI), a not for profit and consulting organization. Together with other leading organizations, HDI implemented the Stop Impunity Nigeria Campaign focusing on eliminating impunity in public finance management.

Mr. Owasanoye holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ife and a Master of Laws from the University of Lagos.