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Rilwan Agboluaje

Dr. Rilwan Adesina Agboluaje is the founder and CEO of Arbiterz, and WNT Capitas, where he leads the analysis of regulatory, commercial, governance and reputational risks as well as the provision of entry strategy advice to foreign investors in the oil and gas, banking and manufacturing industries. He also leads projects on policy reform and governance and the development of the message and campaign strategy on communication assignments. He has worked on NATO projects, co-editing the book “Science and Society in the Face of the New Security Threats” (IOS Press, Amsterdam) with Mary Sharpe at the University of Cambridge. He also worked on the NATO project “Governance and International Security” at the University of Bristol.

Dr. Agboluaje has consulted for other agencies on governance reform, strategic communications and investment promotion. These include the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Department for International Development (DFID), the Nigerian Export Promotion Council of Nigeria (NEPC) and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN). He taught the course “The Social and Political Environment of Business” at the Lagos Business School in 2008. From March 2010 to August 2011, he headed the Communication Committee of the Presidential Task Force for Power Sector Reform in Abuja where he led the development of a programme to promote Nigeria’s electric power industry reform to labour unions, the media and investors. He recently completed a book chapter “Corporate Social Responsibility and Latecomer Industrialization in Nigeria” (with Professor Richard Joseph of Northwestern University and Kelly Spence of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs). Abimbola completed a PhD dissertation on development aid conditionality and structural adjustment at the University of Cambridge in 2005.

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