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Jumoke Oduwole is Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Ease of Doing Business. She
is also Secretary to the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), chaired
by the Vice President of Nigeria, where policies aimed at supporting small and medium-sized
enterprises are facilitated through collaboration with stakeholders across all arms and levels
of government and the private sector. Prior to her appointment into the public service,
Jumoke taught international economic law at the University of Lagos, and has worked in
investment banking and the non-governmental space in Nigeria.
Professor Oduwole was holder of the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity in The
Hague from 2013 to 2015. She is a Trustee of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies
(MINDS) and was recently invited to serve as a Governance Advisor to the MIT GOV/LAB
Governance Innovation Initiative. Dr Oduwole has an LL.B from University of Lagos, an LL.M
from Cambridge University as well as a second Masters degree and doctorate degree from
Stanford Law School. She enjoys street photography and is passionate about nation building
and economic development in Africa.