Wola Joseph is the pioneer Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary at Eko Electricity Distribution Plc (EKEDP).
Wola has also worked with Banwo & Ighodalo, a leading Corporate and Commercial law firm, as a Legal Associate and later with Lagoon Home Savings and Loans as its Company Secretary/ Legal Adviser.
She holds a law degree from the prestigious and reputable University of Ibadan, one of Africa’s oldest universities and an LLM (specialising in International Finance) from the renowned Harvard Law School, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Wola has obtained certifications in Financing and Documenting Power Projects, Fraud Risk Assessment, Investigation and Case Management as organised by FICO Tonbeller, Germany. She was ranked 11th out of the top 50 General Counsels in Nigeria by the 2019 edition of LKS Seminars’ Legal Year 2019 Magazine.
Wola is also a member of various International Professional Organizations which include the American Bar Association, Nigerian Lawyers Association, USA, Harvard African Law Association, Harvard Women’s Lawyers’ Association and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK.
About Her Career
Wola’s has well over a decade of very extensive experience in full and active legal practice spanning both Nigerian and international corporate law and finance.
In addition to the numerous workplace and industry awards she has garnered over the course of her career, Wola is a fellow of the Institute of Credit Administrators (ICA) and a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD). She is an active member of the Board of Trustees for the Jimi Tewe Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board of Newswire Law & Events Magazine.
She is also an International Finance Corporation (World Bank) Board Evaluation Certified Professional and Corporate Governance Trainer.
Most importantly, as it concerns our organization, A-HSEAI, Wola is the Matron and backbone of this wonderful organization. Her support and encouragement to the president of A-HSEAI, Mr. Edidiong Ekanem, has beyond measure, fueled his zeal to move the organization to an impeccable height of attainment within a very short period of time under her mentorship and guidance.