Advisory Board Members
Ms Lolade Ronke Oke-lutola FMVAÂ®, FIMC, CMC
Director General of the Ekiti State Development and Investment Promotion Agency
Ololade is a highly accomplished financial expert with over 15 years of experience spanning various sectors. Her expertise encompasses a deep understanding of market dynamics, statutory regulations, and legislation.
She assumed the role of unit/branch accountant at Sundry Foods Limited, a renowned QSR establishment in 2005. Her exceptional dedication and proficiency led to her promotion to the position of Treasury Manager, where she adeptly managed financial and treasury functions for over 50 diverse stores nationwide,
demonstrating 16 years of remarkable service in the company.
Lolade also excelled as Head of Finance at Pontiac Markets Ltd, the parent company of BuyPlus Supermarket, making substantial contributions to the private sector.
Notably, Lolade served as the Director General of Oyo State Investment and Public Private Partnership Agency (OYSIPA) during the first term of His Excellency, Engineer Oluseyi Makinde. Her tenure was marked by significant
contributions to government policies and initiatives, highlighting her dedication to public service.
Her multifaceted responsibilities during this period included:
• Managing Oyo State's investment portfolios with diligence.
• Leading deal teams and providing oversight for the pivotal agency responsible for investment and public private partnership matters in Oyo State.
• Ensuring project compliance and on-time deliveries through meticulous project monitoring and evaluation.
• Coordinating the Nigeria Covid19 Action Recovery & Economic Stimulus (Oyo-NG-CARES) program within the state.
• Actively participating in the PEBEC-SABER program, contributing to efforts to enhance the business environment.
• Cultivating and nurturing robust relationships with key clients and private sector partners.
• Serving as a member on various committees and sub-committees, including those focused on Human
Capital Development Council and Primary Healthcare renovation initiatives.
• Offering expert guidance to sector divisions and Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in the
identification, development, structuring, and execution of PPP projects within their respective domains.
• Organizing and executing the highly successful May 2023 Oyo State International Business Summit
(OYSIBS) in London, showcasing her exceptional leadership and event management skills.
Lolade’s academic qualifications include a degree from the University of Ilorin and an International Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management (Level 7) from the Metropolitan School of Business and Management, UK. She has also obtained certifications as a Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)
from the Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) in Vancouver, Canada, and as a Certified Corporate Treasury Manager from the New York Institute of Finance.
Her commitment to continuous learning is evident through her achievements in areas such as Tax Compliance Mastery at the Deloitte School of Tax, Result-Based Management (Advanced Level) from the UN Women Training Centre, and Introduction to Sustainable Finance from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). She is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants Nigeria, underscoring her dedication to professional excellence.
In summary, Ololade brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a proven track record of success to any endeavor. Her expertise and commitment to advancing both the public and private sectors make her an invaluable asset to any organization or initiative.