Trailblazer in Finance: Hajara Adeola Brings Evolution To Nigerian Finance Industry

In the realm of finance, few names shine as brightly as Hajara Adeola. As the Founder and Chairperson of Lotus Bank Limited, and the pioneering force behind Lotus Capital Limited, her journey is a testament to perseverance, innovation, and unwavering dedication to ethical finance.

With a career spanning 25 years, Hajara Adeola’s impact reverberates across continents. Her expertise in research & analysis, investment management, corporate finance, and Islamic finance has been honed through diverse roles, 11including her tenure as Director of CCT Islamic Finance at UBS Warburg, where she spearheaded the London Islamic Finance Desk.

A trailblazer in her field, Hajara Adeola holds a B.Sc. in Pharmacology from King’s College, London, complemented by an M.Sc. in Finance from Durham University, where she specialized in Islamic Finance. Furthering her academic prowess, she attained an MBA in International Management from Exeter University, UK.

Her accolades extend beyond the boardroom. As the inaugural President of the Fund Manager’s Association of Nigeria, she paved the way for industry standards and excellence. Additionally, her role as a West African Fellow of the Aspen Leadership Initiative underscores her commitment to fostering leadership and driving positive change.

Hajara Adeola’s influence extends to shaping the future of finance. As the Chairperson of the Securities & Exchange Commission’s non-interest capital market 10-year master plan committee, she orchestrates strategic initiatives to propel the industry forward. Furthermore, her directorship at The Aliko Dangote Foundation exemplifies her dedication to philanthropy and community development.

At the heart of her endeavors lies a passion for ethical finance. Through Lotus Capital Limited, she pioneers Shari’ah-compliant asset management, private wealth management advisory services, and financial advisory services, setting new standards for integrity and inclusivity in the financial sector.

In her unwavering pursuit of excellence, Hajara Adeola stands as a beacon of inspiration, embodying the spirit of innovation, leadership, and integrity. Her legacy transcends borders, leaving an indelible mark on the world of finance and beyond.