Tinuade Awe is the Chief Executive Officer of NGX Regulation Limited. Prior to her current position, she was the General Counsel and Head of the Legal and Regulation Division of The Exchange. She served as Secretary to the National Council of The Exchange from January 2011 to October 2015. As Executive Director, Regulation, she has responsibility for the regulation of the two primary stakeholder groups of The Exchange, i.e., the Dealing Members that trade on The Exchange and issuers that have securities listed on The Exchange. Her team is responsible inter alia, for rule making and interpretation, monitoring, inspections, market surveillance, investigations, regulatory technology, and enforcement.
She also serves as a Trustee of the Investors’ Protection Fund of The Exchange and is a member of the Board of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC). She chairs the Corporate Governance Committee of the FRC Board. Additionally, she is a Non-Executive Director of the Central Securities Clearing System Plc.
She previously worked with Banwo & Ighodalo, a law firm in Lagos; the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague; the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva; and the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, a law firm with global presence. She has a wealth of experience spanning over twenty-five (25) years.
She has an LL.B Degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, graduating as the Best Female Student in the Faculty of Law. She finished at the Nigerian Law School with First Class Honours, graduating as Best Overall Student. She also holds LL.M Degrees from Harvard Law School, where she was a Landon H. Gammon Fellow, as well as The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she graduated with Merit. At the LSE, she was a British Council Scholar. She is admitted to both the Nigerian and New York Bars.
She is the recipient of a number of awards and honours, including The African Legal Awards 2018, General Counsel of the Year; Law Digest Africa Awards, General Counsel of the Year 2018, and Esq. Nigeria Legal Awards, General Counsel of the Year 2017.
Ms. Awe’s interests include education, travelling, African art, and gender and development.