Non Executive Director
Folake holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Her professional career started with UAC of Nigeria Plc. She worked with UAC for 15 years, rising to become Legal Services Department Manager. As an executive manager, she attended diverse management and development courses, seminars and conferences in Nigeria and the UK. She subsequently became a special adviser at a boutique law firm in the UK and then joined Amnesty International’s London office for two years. She went on to work as the Corporate Affairs Manager of Chams Plc, a leading ICT firm in Nigeria, which was instrumental in the introduction of chip-and-pin technology into the Nigerian market in 2003—two years before chip-and-pin took effect in the UK. In Vienna, Austria, she spent 8 years researching model laws and developing policy guidelines for Nigeria’s green growth future, and subsequently served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Climate Change. She is the founder of Climate Smart Club, Nigeria and organization with a mission of reducing the flow of green house gases to the atmosphere and raising public awareness about environmental protection.