Fola Akande joined Cadbury Nigeria Plc. as Company Secretary/Chief Counsel West Africa in July 2012. Mrs. Akande is also a director on the Board of Cadbury Ghana Limited.
Mrs. Akande comes into the role with an impressive background in Compliance, Corporate Governance, Commercial and Finance Law. Mrs. Akande has an LLB. hons from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London and an L.L.M from the University of Lagos. She has over 30 years of working experience and prior to joining Cadbury, she worked for Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited as Company Secretary/Legal Adviser/Chief Compliance Officer.
Mrs. Akande is a special member (MCIarb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, a Council Member of The NBA, Section on Business Law (SBL) Accredited Member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries And Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN),a member of the International Compliance Association (ICA) Global Practitioner Advisory Board and sits on the Governing Board of The Eye Bank for Restoring Sight Nigeria a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) set up for the purpose of creating awareness on Cornea donation and clinically restoring sight to individuals who have suffered “reversible” blindness as a result of damage of the Cornea. She also contributes some of her time in youth, women & girls empowerment and serves as a Mentor with (WISCAR) Women In Successful Careers, a Non-Governmental organization, set up to assist professional career women achieve their full potential.