Tade Owodunni is a corporate lawyer, corporate governance practitioner and a certified chartered tax professional and compliance and ethics specialist. He currently manages a corporate services firm that specializes in corporate restructuring, company incorporation and management, compliance and ethics advisory as well as governance services. He also serves as a consultant to many firms on director assessment and board performance issues. Prior to this, he was Senior Manager and Head of Corporate Governance at Deloitte Corporate Services Limited in Nigeria and provided Board assessment and other governance support services to several local and global brands in diverse sectors.
Tade’s areas of focus in his research relates to the examination of the potential impact of the adoption of governance practices built around environmental, social and governance (ESG) and related business sustainability concepts on small and medium-scale enterprises operating in emerging markets. His research will examine how the adoption of governance precepts and practices by both regulated and self-governed entities can enhance their growth and long-term sustainability and how this can help stimulate wide-scale economic advancement for emerging market economies.
Tade holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from University of Ibadan, Nigeria (2001), a Master of Laws from University of Lagos (2008) and a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration (with Distinction) from Business School Netherlands (2018), where he graduated at the top of his class. He is a qualified lawyer with license to practice in Nigeria and a certified chartered tax practitioner, dispute resolution specialist, compliance and ethics professional and distinguished corporate governance professional.