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ICMC 2020 African Mediation Conference: Featured Speaker – Olufunmilayo Ajike Roberts Member, Governing Board, Oyo State Multi-Door Courthouse

2020 African Mediation Conference Featured Speaker - Olufunmilayo Ajike Roberts

The Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators is pleased to present her Featured speaker, Olufunmilayo Ajike Roberts Member, Governing Board, Oyo State Multi-Door Courthouse

An astute leader with outstanding track record in mobilizing for corporate and public sector reform, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, recognized and respected both within and outside the legal profession for her legal, administrative and organizational skills, Funmi Roberts has the profound ability to utilize her excellent analytical skills to achieve defined impactful objectives and develop novel strategically designed solutions to challenges.

She became a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria having graduated top of her class both at the University of Ife, Ile Ife in 1981 and at the Nigerian Law School in 1982. It was also in the University of Ife, Ile Ife that she earned her Masters of Laws Degree, during which she was awarded the University of Ife Alumni Fellowship.

Funmi’s tenacity and refusal to be defined or limited by her environment, have enabled her to build of one of the leading value-driven legal and ADR law firms in Nigeria, Funmi Roberts & Co, registered in 1989. She is also the founder of Funmi Roberts & Co. Nominees Limited, a company that offers cutting edge company secretarial services to several blue-chip companies in Nigeria. The two firms operate from Ibadan, Oyo State and Lagos State, with a focal point at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Funmi Roberts belongs to several professional organizations such as the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), where she served in various capacities including being a member of the National Executive Council, the highest decision-making organ of the NBA.

Funmi is a Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K) and Fellow of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (NICArb) and of the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators (ICIArb). She is a member of the Global Panel of Mediators of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution CEDR, (U.K) and tutor and assessor of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K) and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution CEDR, (U.K).

She is a member of Arbitral Women, the Arbitration Committee of International Bar Association, London Court of International Arbitration, Guild of Adjudicators of Nigeria, Co-Chairman of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre. Funmi recently completed her term as member of the Board of Directors of Lagos Court of Arbitration, and continues to serve on the Governing Board of the Oyo State Multidoor Courthouse. She received global recognition for her dispute resolution expertise when, she was appointed as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and ADR Commission.

Funmi was recently been re-appointed to the Dispute Resolution Panel of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and also is a member of the panel of neutrals of several multidoor courthouses, the Kigali Centre for International Arbitration, Rwanda, and the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration.

Funmi Roberts is the co-visioner of the Covid-19 ADR Initiative (CADR), an initiative that promotes the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms for the settlement of COVID-19 related disputes outside of litigation at low cost without compromising quality. (www.cadri.org.ng)

She has acted as arbitrator or mediator is several corporate commercial, real estate, investments, construction, banking and finance-related, transport and security, insurance disputes including an ICC administered international oil and gas dispute.

After undergoing trainings on several platforms, Funmi can competently teach and also undertake online/virtual dispute resolution (ODR) using different platforms including CREK, Zoom, Big Blue Button, and GoToMeeting.

Funmi Roberts is well published and has delivered presentations at both local and international conferences.

Our conference this year will be completely virtual, and the Institute has decided to make her conference free for all conference delegates.

The Conference is scheduled as follows:

Date: 1st December, 2020

Time: 08:00am WAT

Registration: FREE!

For registration, visit: www.icmcconference.org

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