Olamide Niyi-Afuye (‘Lamide)

Olamide Niyi-Afuye (‘Lamide) is a versatile professional with extensive experience in commercial litigation and transactional law practice, financial market architecture development & regulation, product & business development as well as business intelligence, innovation, strategy & acquisitions. He has garnered vast experience in multiple sectors including, law, financial markets, investments and renewable energy.

He obtained an LLB Law (Hons) degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK) in 2009 and has a masters degree (LLM) in international commercial law from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2010.

He began his career at William Bailey Solicitors (London, UK) where he served as a Paralegal/Executive Assistant before returning to Nigeria to attend the Nigeria Law School. Upon qualifying to the Nigerian bar he worked as an Associate at the law firm of the renowned Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Wole Olanipekun. In 2014, he became a pioneer staff of FMDQ Securities Exchange (now FMDQ Group), Nigeria’s foremost debt capital and derivatives focused securities exchange where he developed regulatory and market frameworks for the Exchange. He also supported FMDQ’s evolution from an OTC securities exchange to a full service financial markets infrastructure group.