Movers & Shakers of Africa, Meet Mrs. Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo
Industry: Architecture, Country of Citizenship: Nigeria, Age: 46
Mrs. Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo is an architect, businesswoman, and author. The Guardian (Nigeria) has described her as “the face of Architecture in Nigeria”.
Adenowa studied Architecture from the age of 14 at the Obafemi Awolowo University, subsequently obtaining a distinction in her MSc degree. Adenowo created her own firm in 1994, AD Consulting, an architecture and interior design firm, which has been involved in the design and construction of over 70 projects for the Nigerian government and various corporate and financial institutions.
AD Consulting Limited is the only Nigerian Firm nominated to provide Architectural services by the British Chamber of Commerce. AD Consulting has received 6 awards for design excellence.
She has been a member of a number of prestigious professional bodies including Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), Interior Designers Association of Nigeria (IDAN), European Coaching Institute, and International Mentoring Association.
She is also widely known as an inspirational and motivational speaker and has spoken at hundreds of conferences and summits within and outside Nigeria including the London Business School and at the Harvard Business School (Africa Business Conference).