Mr. Oladipupo Jadesimi was born on 12 July 1942. He has an Oxford MA (Honours) in Law and was a jurisprudence scholar at the University of Oxford from 1963 to 1966. He was a senior with Coopers and Lybrand Lagos (now called Price Waterhouse Coopers) from 1966 to 1970, before moving to Nigerian Acceptances (later NAL Plc) as General Manager, Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, a role he occupied from 1971 to 1972, with responsibility for most of the initial IPOs that were listed on the nascent Nigerian Stock Exchange. Between 1978 – 1982, he worked with Arthur Andersen now KPMG, the then largest accounting firm in the world, where he was the sole Nigerian founding partner of the Firm.
Over the years, Mr. Jadesimi has run several businesses in the energy, finance and real estate sectors. He is the Founder and Chairman of Ladol Group, the largest indigenous Free Zone Industrial Park, which hosts a variety of high-value industrial free zone enterprises. He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Niger Delta Exploration and Production Plc, one of the largest indigenous integrated oil and gas producing companies.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) and a member of the Institute of Canadian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA).
Mr. Jadesimi joined the Board of FCMB Group Plc on 27 December 2017 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Chairman of the Board on 8 March 2018.