Jimi Lawal

Jimi Lawal is a British trained, qualified professional banker with over two decades of international merchant banking experience across three continents – Africa, Europe and North America; apart from having held senior management positions in multi-national banks, he is also a career entrepreneur, an educator and a Senior Public Servant that has founded several companies including an investment banking firm, a major real estate development company and an approved educational institution.


  • Served as member, Campaign Finance Committee, CPC Presidential Campaign Council.
  • Functioned as member, CPC Renewal Committee.
  • Aided the ACN-CPC Merger Committee as a member representing CPC.
  • Served as member, APC National Election Planning Committee


  • Excellent information analysis, proven government relations and networking skills, strong analytical and communication skills, excellent sales negotiation and business execution skills. Speaks Yoruba and English.


June 2019 – Date Reappointed as Senior Adviser & Counselor to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna State Government.

May 2015 – May 2019      Special Adviser and later promoted to Senior Adviser & Counsellor to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Executive Governor, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

2004-2006   Chairman, Committee on Sale of Federal Government Houses in FCDA & Adviser to the Honourable Minister of Federal Capital Territory.

1991-1993   Chairman, National Centre for Economic Management & Administration, Ibadan, Nigeria.


2004-Present         Chairman, Knowledge Investments & Properties Company Limited, British Virgin Island.

1999-2004   Managing Director & Chief Instructor, International Institute of Information Technology Professionals & Kent College, Canada and China.

1994-99       Founder, President & CEO of Concept Energy Homes,    Inc. – Builder, Developer of New Residential Homes

1988-93                            Founder, Executive Director & CEO of Alpha Merchant Bank Plc, Lagos, Nigeria.

1984-88       Instructor, City Banking College, London, England.

1983-86       Union Bank of Nigeria, London Branch: Pioneer Supervisor.

1976-79       Various Positions from Teller to International Trade Finance Department with Barclays Bank Plc, Nigeria.                    


2008-2010   University of Westminster, London, England

Qualification:         Legal Practice Certificate – Post Graduate Diploma in Law with   Commendation & Distinction in Land Law & Commercial Law

2006-2008   University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK

Qualification:         LLB (Second Class – Upper Division) Prize for Best Graduating Student in Jurisprudence

1992-1994   Harvard University Graduate School Of Business

Qualification:         Owner/President Management Programme

1982-83       South West London College, London, England.

Qualification:         Post Graduate Diploma in Management

1979-82       South West London College, London, England.

Qualification:         Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers [A.C.I.B]

-Elected Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in 1992 [F.C.I.B]

1971-76      Muslim College, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Qualification:         West African School Certificate

PUBLICATIONS    Various articles and a Book entitled – Buhari: The Making of a President – 2017


Born on September 21st, 1959; An accomplished International Entrepreneur, an experienced Public Servant and a Junior Master rated Chess Player; Married with children.