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 was
a Director in UBS Warburg where she was heading their London Islamic Finance Desk. Prior to joining UBS,
she was a Convertible Bond Research Analyst at BNP Paribas, London.
Hajara Adeola began her career as a consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). From there she
joined ARM Investment Managers as a pioneer staff and rose to Vice-President and Head of the Research
and Financial Advisory Units. In all, she has over 25 years of international experience in research and
analysis, investment management and corporate finance.
She was the first President of the Fund Manager’s Association of Nigeria and is a West African Fellow of the
Aspen Leadership Initiative. She is also the Chairperson of the Securities & Exchange Commission’s noninterest
capital market 10-year master plan committee, a member of the SEC Capital Market Master Plan
Implementation Council (CAMMIC), Chairperson of the FMDQ OTC Debt Capital Markets Housing Sub-Co, a
member of the Nigeria Stock Exchange Fixed Income Products Advisory Committee, and a Director of the
Aliko Dangote Foundation.