Dr Simeon Obidairo

Governance, Compliance and Investigations Practice, Aluko & Oyebode

Dr. Simeon Obidairo leads the Governance, Compliance and Investigations Practice at Aluko & Oyebode, the largest corporate and commercial law practice in Nigeria. He has previously worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva, the World Bank in Washington, and the African Development Bank on the broad area of governance in Bank-funded projects. He also served as a Senior Counsel with the Independent Inquiry Committee investigating allegations of fraud and corruption in the United Nations Oil for Food Programme. In Africa, prior to working with Deloitte in South Africa as a Manager in the Risk Advisory Practice, he served as Special Assistant (Counsel) to the Honorable Minister of Finance of Nigeria, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and participated in ground breaking work with respect to anti-corruption in Nigeria. More recently, he has worked on investigating and prosecuting 260 cases of capital market fraud in Nigeria occasioned by the recent banking crisis.

He is a former post-graduate student of SOAS, University of London, and New York University School of Law and completed a Ph.D. on corruption and corporate liability.