There comes a time when the growth of an organization is not only measured by its achievements in its business sector or amongst its contemporaries, but in the warmness with which it inspires the lives of the society in which it operates.
The Tokunbo Orimobi Foundation is our instrument of social engineering, where we aim to encourage lives and proclaim our vision for the fundamental needs of the society.
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide mentorship, advisory services and educational support to individuals that may not be able to afford same.
The Foundation is committed to ethics that respect the interests of stakeholders and recognize the importance of the community.
The Foundation has offices in Abuja, Ibadan, Lagos and Port Harcourt.
LIFE-AFTER-SCHOOL (LAS) SERIES
The Tokunbo Orimobi Foundation focuses actively on the upliftment of undergraduate students. The LAS Series is an informal platform that helps groom university undergraduates (especially those in their final years) and prepares them for the corporate world. Issues such as Loyalty, Assertiveness, Diplomacy, Respect for Constituted Authority, Handling Politics in the Work Place, Handling Criticisms and other soft skill issues, are discussed.
OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
Through the Tokunbo Orimobi Foundation, we are able to offer undergraduates and graduates an opportunity to work for a period of time in Tokunbo Orimobi LP. Unlike conventional employment, internships have an emphasis on training and it is usually a period of practical experience valuable to students or graduates as a means to allowing them experience how their theories are applied in the “real world”.
OUR ANNUAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION
The objective of the competition is to create a platform for undergraduate students to tackle transactional law matters in diverse areas of practice such as capital markets, mergers & acquisition, banking and finance. The competition is set to open up a frontier for discussions on emerging trends affecting the growth of the aforementioned areas of practice locally and globally.
We also aim to create awareness for these practice areas in the minds of undergraduate students via this programme.
STRATEGIC-BUSINESS-SUPPORT (SBS) SERIES
In partnership with some SME bodies, Finance and Consulting firms, the Tokunbo Orimobi Foundation organizes periodic Business Seminars across the country, to equip entrepreneurs, CEOs, MDs and other decision makers in organizations. Whilst impacting them with business skills, a thorough correction process is carried out for their business models, legal structure etc.
DOING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA (DBN) SERIES
The DBN Series is a roundtable discussion with investors focused on examining the current and projected economic outlook and benefits of doing business in Nigeria.
The Foundation has held previous editions in New York, London, Johannesburg and Lagos.
EDUCATIONAL & WELFARE ACTIVITIES
ADOPTION OF ST JUDES ANGLICAN PRIMARY SCHOOL IKEJI-ILE
The Foundation adopted the St Judes Anglican School in Ikeji Ile, Osun State. Via this initiative, the Foundation provides basic educational materials, infrastructure and financial support for the students with a view to ensuring that the students at least meet up with the minimum required educational standards.
PRO BONO INITIATIVE
Through our Pro-bono programme, we not only help individuals to rebuild and restore their lives, we help to foster industries and organizations that address underlying issues and challenges in our society.
Some of the areas we cover under our Pro-bono scheme are:
- Anti-Poverty and Economic Development Initiatives
- Eviction Defense
- Indigent Criminal Defense
- Not-for-Profit and Charitable Organizations
- Prisoner’s Rights
THE LAW MEETS SERIES
The Law Meets Series is an initiative developed by the Foundation to focus on showcasing the talents of budding entrepreneurs with a view to transforming their talents/ideas into viable business ventures.
The Foundation birthed this initiative in 2019. The Law Meets Art, which was held in September 2019, was a veritable platform that provided a meeting point for artistes, art enthusiasts, small businesses and investors who intended to explore the talents of these artistes by investing in their craft/businesses. The Law Meets Music, which was held in December 2019, was an avenue for young and upcoming musicians to show case their talents and introduce their voice to Corporate Nigeria.
MICHAEL ORIMOBI; LL.B (Hons), B.L, LL.M (Cantab) (Managing Partner, Tokunbo Orimobi LP)
Michael is an ingenious and astute commercial lawyer with years of experience in capital markets, M&A and finance. He holds a Bachelors degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Lagos and has been called to the Nigerian Bar. Furthermore, he has a Masters degree in Commercial Law (with emphasis on Corporate Finance law, International Commercial Tax, International Intellectual Property Law and Corporate Governance) from the University of Cambridge.
He started his career as an investment banker and was involved in structuring several Nigerian and Cross-border commercial transactions, such as Financial Analysis and Valuation of Companies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Listing of Companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Core Investor Sale, Privatization & Commercialization, Balance Sheet Restructuring, Corporate Restructuring, Issuance of Equity, Debt and Hybrid Instruments (Private Placements, Special Placings, Public Offers) and Foreign Direct Investments.
He is currently the Global Chairman of the Tokunbo Orimobi Legal Group – a global law firm with 10 offices in 7 countries. Michael doubles as the Managing Partner of the Group’s Nigerian Practice – Tokunbo Orimobi LP. Michael, in the course of his legal career, has been able to perfectly combine his legal background with his investment banking experience in proffering highest quality legal advisory services to clients.
Michael is ranked as a Leading Lawyer for Capital Markets Deals in Nigeria by the IFLR1000, emerged as Lawyer of the Year, Nigeria & Leading Adviser, Nigeria in the ACQ Global Awards and was awarded Marketing Law with Accolades Award in the 2016 DealMakers Country Awards. Under his tenure as Managing Partner of Tokunbo Orimobi LP, the law firm has won several awards such as Recommended Firm for Financial and Corporate Deals 2019 – IFLR 1000; Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria – 2018 Corporate Int’l Magazine Global Awards; Corporate Finance Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria – 2018 Corporate Int’l Magazine Global Awards; Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria – 2017 Corporate Livewire Finance Awards; Most Innovative Law Firm, Nigeria – 2016 Acquisition International Magazine Awards; Corporate Finance Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria – 2015 DealMakers Country Awards; Regulatory Compliance Practice of the Year, Nigeria, Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria & Best Commercial Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria – 2015 Acquisition International M&A Awards; Full Service Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria, Project Finance Firm of the Year, Nigeria & Litigation Law Firm of the Year, Nigeria – 2014 ACQ Global Awards etc.
He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.
KAYODE FALOWO; BSC (Hons), (Chairman, Greenwich Merchant Bank Limited)
Kayode is an astute Investment Banker with over 30 years banking experience and a distinguished Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He is the Chairman of Greenwich Merchant Bank Limited. He serves as the Chairman, Board of Directors of the following companies:- Greenwich Registrars & Data Solutions Limited, GTL Trustees Limited and Meyer Plc.
Kayode is the current Deputy President of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, and also holds membership of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nigeria-South African Chamber of Commerce, and the Nigeria-Malaysia Business Council. He has previously served as Chairman, Association of Issuing House of Nigeria; Council member, Nigerian Stock Exchange; Member, Technical Committee of the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE); and Member, Presidential Advisory Committee on the Nigerian Capital Market.
He is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants, Nigeria; the Nigerian Society of Engineers; and the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria. Kayode holds a BSc. (Hons) Agricultural Engineering from the University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University), a Diploma in Information Management and a Master’s in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Benin. He is an alumni of both the Lagos Business School’s International Management Programme (IMP) & Chief Executives Programme (CEP), as well as, the Executive Management Programme (EMP) of IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.
Seyi is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. He started his professional career as an intern with Deloitte Haskins & Sells an international firm of Chartered Accountants. Subsequently he obtained his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos (1998). He has attended many management courses locally and internationally including the prestigious Lagos Business School and famous INSEAD, France. Prior to his joining Briscoe in 1998, he had worked with SCOA Nigeria Plc(1990-1993) and 1994-1996) where he became the AGM Finance and subsequently as a Management Consultant to Alchem Industries Limited(1996-1997) and Management Development Associates(1998).
He was employed by R.T. Briscoe on Ist of July 1998, appointed the Finance Director in December 2004, Executive Director in charge of Motor Business in January 2006. In April 2008 he was appointed the Deputy Managing Director, Managing Director- Designate in July 2009 and became the Managing Director in January 2010.
FARIDAH ORIMOBI; LL.B, B.L (Hons), (Senior Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo Osagie)
Faridah has advised on the acquisition of banks, non-banking financial institutions and power companies. The establishment of bond issuance programmes and the structuring of mergers and acquisitions. She advised on the first state government sukuk in Nigeria and was also on the team that advised the Federal Government of Nigeria on the first sovereign sukuk issuance in Nigeria; she has advised on several debt issuance programmes and public offers. She has also advised on the equity and debt financing of start-ups in sectors ranging from finance to technology and real estate.