Legacy Serviced Offices unveils its board of directors

Matthew Gregory

Legacy Serviced Offices, a company that provides fully furnished and serviced offices for small and medium scale companies has announced the composition of its board of directors.

In an exclusive statement released to PageOne.ng, Kayode Adegbola, Founder and CEO of Legacy Serviced Office said members of the board were carefully selected based on their pedigree, goodwill and invaluable wealth of experience across various sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Mr. Asue Ighodalo, Chairman
Mr. Asue A. Ighodalo is the Founder and Managing Partner at Banwo & Ighodalo. Mr. Ighodalo is a Non-Executive Director of CardinalStone Partners Limited. He has been the Chairman of The Board of Sterling Bank plc since July 2014.

Mr. Ighodalo sits on the boards of public and private companies and NGOs including the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Christopher Kolade Foundation, FATE Foundation, Lagos State Lottery Board, Main Street Technologies Limited, Union Bank (UK) Plc, Nigeria Leadership Initiative, AiQ Capital Management Limited, Kakawa Discount House Limited and Zacchi & Krome Limited.

He served as a Non Executive Director of Dangote Flour Mills PLC until November 15, 2015. Mr. Ighodalo’s core areas of practice are corporate finance, capital markets, energy, natural resources, mergers and acquisitions, banking, securitization and project finance. He has background in economics. He is highly innovative and proactive and possesses an undisputed flair for brokering and assuring the smooth conclusion of the most complicated negotiations. He has been engaged in many capital markets, project finance, international finance related transactions.

He was called to the bar in Nigeria in July 1985. Mr. Ighodalo is a trained Economist and Lawyer. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan in 1981, a Law degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984 and a B.L from the Nigerian Law School in 1985.

Mr. Kayode Adegbola
Kayode Adegbola is the Founder and CEO of Legacy Serviced Offices. He has a degree in Law from Queen Mary, University of London, and is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School.

Kayode has practiced in well-known law firms such as Bola Ige & Co., and Ajumogobia & Okeke. Early on in life, Kayode developed an interest in real estate and is skilled at identifying opportunities in the market. He is a keen art collector and enjoys traveling.

He serves on the Board of Governors of The Vale College, a private secondary school in Ibadan, Nigeria and is a trustee of Rele Art Foundation.

Mr. Akinlola Akinola, Non-Executive Director
Akin is an Accountant of international repute having worked for major UK organizations like GMAC (the Finance Arm for General Motors), and NTL (now Virgin Media – a major European Telecommunications company) amongst others, amassing relevant experience of over 12 years in finance and business administration.

He has held ‘C’ Level positions in various Nigerian organizations and has been CEO at wnm limited since inception, responsible for implementing the company’s strategy, efficiently and effectively in accordance with the directives of the board.

In a past role as Chief Finance Officer, Akin also acted in the capacity of the company’s Chief Operations Officer, exposing him not only to ensuring availability of finance but also being actively involved in the day to day operational activities, embarked upon in a bid to delivering service to their ‘Enterprise Network Service Provider’ client. He steered the company from a $0 to $14m (USD) operation, over a 20 month period. This turnover was funded by about N500m which was raised through a combination of various finance products from local banks, in the same period.

Akin is an Accounting graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and the Thames Valley University in the UK. He is an Alumnus of the acclaimed Pan African University’s Lagos business School as well as the IESE Business School in Barcelona. Akin currently sits on the board of various UK and Nigerian Businesses and is a founding partner of wnm limited.

Mrs. Funso Adegbola, Non-Executive Director

Funso Adegbola (nee Ige) has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages (specialising in French and Spanish) from the University of Essex, United Kingdom (1983) and an LL.B from University of Bristol (1986), also in the United Kingdom. She returned to Nigeria and became a Barrister at Law in 1987, after which she joined the law firm Bola Ige & Co. Funso Adegbola is a Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, and has attended several professional development courses at institutions such as Harvard Business School and Lagos Business School.

In 1994, Mrs. Adegbola founded The Vale College, a private co-educational Secondary School in Ibadan. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA). She also sits on the University of Ibadan Advancement Board, chairs the Board of Trustees of the Ibadan Home for Motherless Babies, and is President of Alliance Francaise, Ibadan.

She is passionate about personal development, girl child, women and youth issues. She holds the French National Honour, “Chevalier l’ordre des Palmes Academique” for her contribution to French education in Nigeria.

Mrs. Tokunbo George Taylor, Non-Executive Director
Mrs. Tokunboh George-Taylor is the pioneer Managing Director of Hill+ Knowlton Strategies Nigeria. Mrs. Tokunboh George-Taylor has over 20 years of experience in public relations, branding, marketing and advertising – locally and internationally.

Prior to joining Hill+Knowlton, Mrs. Tokunboh George-Taylor spent 14 years at the integrated energy group, Oando PLC, where she was a member of the Group Leadership Council. In the course of her 14 year stint with Oando PLC she was Head of Corporate Communications and successfully developed a comprehensive re-branding strategy for the smooth execution of Unipetrol and Agip re-branding to Oando PLC.

She later became the Chief Corporate Services Officer. In 2011, she was responsible for establishing the Oando Foundation. The Oando Foundation supports the Nigerian government in meeting the Millennium Development Goals on achieving access to universal basic education.

In her role as Director, she provided strategic direction, leadership and drove collaboration with public and private sector actors.

Their appointment is subject to statutory approval from the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC.

Legacy Serviced Offices started operations in 2016 providing office centres that allow companies to focus on their core daily activities by removing the hassle of managing the office and its facilities.