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.
PUBLIC SERVICE EXPERIENCE
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.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
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.