Dr. ‘Biodun Adedipe is the founder and Chief Consultant of B. Adedipe Associates Limited (BAA Consult). With about four decades of post-graduate work and professional experience that cuts across university teaching, investment banking, project finance, management and financial consulting as well as leadership in business and not-for-profit organizations. ‘Biodun has had an illustrious career that has taken him through the University of Lagos, Enterprise Consulting Group, the World Bank (Africa Region), International Merchant Bank Plc, and First City Monument Bank Plc.
‘Biodun’s technical expertise is wide ranging, covering corporate strategy, research and economic analysis, solving complex business problems and assisting clients to execute business solutions in line with their corporate strategies.
He is a highly sought-after analyst and commentator on Government fiscal operations and economic policies, and strategy design and execution for financial institutions, non-financial business organizations and not-for-profit organizations.
He has served in various capacities in government, including Member of the Presidential Committee of Experts on the Redenomination of Naira (November 2008), Member of the Federal Government Committee of Experts on Expenditure Review (October 2010 to March 2011) and Senior Special Assistant to the President (Financial Sector Development) in the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser (2011).
He received his Doctorate degree in Industrial Economics (specializing in Corporate Finance) from the University of Lagos in 1989 and B.Sc. in Economics (First Class) from the University of Ife (now, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) in 1980, and bagged several awards in the process, including Sir Adam Thomson scholarship as visiting doctoral student to the University of Sussex, UK (1984). He is a member of several respected professional bodies, including the Institute of Directors, Nigeria, The Nigeria Economic Society, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and American Economic Association.
She has some 32 years of work experience Stock-brokerage (IMB Securities Limited, subsidiary of IMB International Bank Plc) (on secondment during 1985-1995) Merchant Banking (IMB International Organisation Plc, legacy of FinBank Plc and now of First City Monument Bank Plc) (1995-2000). At various times, she was Head of the Benefits Unit of the Organisation and set up Administrative Operations Control Unit of which she was the Head until she exited the Organisation Financial/Management Consulting (B. Adedipe Associates Limited) (February 2000 till date)
Joined BAA Consult in February 2000, having responsibility for the firm’s Human Capital Services, Accounts and Administrative Services She was a member of the consulting team for the following HR assignments handled by BAA Consult in recent years:
The Nigerian Stock Exchange, REAN Finance Company Limited, Trade Bank Plc and City Express Bank Limited (both legacy banks of UBA Group Plc), Guinea Insurance Plc
First Registrars Nigeria Limited. Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation Union Trustees Limited
Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (founded by and in collaboration with the University of Baltimore, Maryland, USA) Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria
BSc. Microbiology (Second Class Upper), Nigeria (2007),
M.Sc. Management & Entrepreneurship (Distinction), University of Sussex,U.K. (2010),Certificate in Business Accounting (2012) – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK.
Over ten (10) years work experience in various industries. She has worked in the following capacity:
Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Lagos, Nigeria
Business Development Executive –
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
Sales Agent, Resolution Agent/Trainer and Senior Resolution
Domestic and General Insurance Ltd, Brighton, United Kingdom– Specialist
She joined BAA Consult in July 2013 as Consultant in the Strategy Unit, and has served as a consultant in the talent development unit.
She currently serves as Senior Consultant and Heads the Strategy and Talent Development Unit of the firm