Olufunmilayo Roberts

Olufunmilayo Ajike Roberts LL.M, FCIArb (U.K)
An astute leader with outstanding track record in mobilizing for corporate and public sector reform, with excellent communication and interpersonal 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. All these, coupled with tenacity, have enabled her to build of one of the leading value-driven legal and ADR firms in Nigeria.

Funmi combines an extensive legal background with proven conflict management systems design experience to assist clients to effectively and efficiently manage different types of disputes brought to her law firm, Funmi Roberts and Co, of which she is Principal. She graduated, top of her class from the University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile Ife in 1981 and was called to the Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1982, also top of her class. She earned her Master of laws degree as a Fellow of the Faculty of Law, University of Ife in 1991.

Funmi, an ADR expert, belongs to several professional organizations such as the Nigerian Bar Association, Member of Council of NBA Section on Business Law, serving as Vice Chairman of the Arbitration and ADR Committee.

She is a member of the International Bar Association, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an Accredited Mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and a member of CEDR’s Global Panel of Mediators, as well as an Adjudicator. She is a tutor and assessor of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

She is a member of the Dispute Resolution Panel of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Africa Development Bank’s List of Mediators. Funmi serves as director on the board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration as well as several corporate boards.