Hajara Adeola is the Managing Director of Lotus Capital Limited, a Nigerian pioneer in Shari’ah compliant Asset Management, Private Wealth Management Advisory Services and Financial Advisory Services. She has over 26 years of international experience in research and analysis, investment management and corporate finance. She was Director at UBS Warburg, London; and a Convertible Bond Research Analyst at BNP Paribas, London. She was also a consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Vice-president and Head of Research and Finance Advisory units at ARM Investment Managers. She holds an M.Sc in Finance from Durham University; an MBA in International Management from Exeter University and a B.Sc in Pharmacology from King’s College, London. Hajara was the first President of the Fund Manager’s Association of Nigeria and a West African Fellow of the Aspen Leadership Initiative. She is the Chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s committee for the non-interest capital market 10 year masterplan and a Director of the Aliko Dangote Foundation.