B.Sc Economics and LLB; LLM
Mr. Folawiyo is the Managing Director of the Yinka Folawiyo Group – an organisation with interests in energy, agriculture, shipping, real estate and engineering – as well as a Director at MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd.
Over the course of his career, he has been actively involved in petroleum exploration activities under the indigenous programme of the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, and was instrumental in pioneering developmental activities in the Benin Embayment. Since 1996, he has served as Vice President of the Nigeria Association of Indigenous Petroleum Explorers and Productions (NAIPEC), an umbrella body for Indigenous Operators in the nation’s upstream sector. During the 2005 recapitalisation/consolidation of the banking industry, he led Marina International Bank Ltd into a successful merger with Access Bank Plc, and served on the board of the Bank until February 2016. He was also a Director at Unic Insurance Plc.
His achievements include an appointment as Honorary Consul of Barbados in Lagos, Nigeria, a position he holds to this day, and the receipt of the African Business Leadership Award in 2010. He is a member of the Bar Association of England and Wales, and the Nigerian Bar Association.