Mrs. Abidemi Ademola is a Corporate Counsel and Governance Professional with niche experience spanning over 26 years of Corporate & Commercial Law and Governance practice in Nigeria and West Africa. Bidemi is currently the General Counsel West Africa & Company Secretary at Unilever Nigeria Plc. Her forte is proactively identifying existing and emerging legal, compliance, transactional and corporate governance risks to business and developing innovative mitigating solutions.
Bidemi holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife., a Master of Laws degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Walden University, USA. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria and an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute, United Kingdom. She is also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the Society of Corporate Governance and the Institute of Directors, Nigeria. She is an Associate member of Women in Management, Business & Public Services (WIMBIZ) and a Fellow of the WIMBOARD Institute, a WIMBIZ/IE University, Madrid Executive Education Programme for Women on Boards. Bidemi was the pioneer Chairperson of the Corporate Counsel Committee of the NBA Section on Business Law in Nigeria (now Corporate & Regulatory Counsel Committee). She is extremely passionate about Leadership, Governance, Compliance and Diversity & Inclusion. She writes thought leadership materials on these topics from time to time.
Bidemi is married with three kids. She is proudly Nigerian and motivated by the personal purpose to always make a positive difference and build to last. She actively mentors other young professionals formally and informally. She enjoys walking, interior decorating and wholesome music.