Tinuade Awe, Nigerian Stock Exchange

Finalists: Faiz Nacerodien, Procter & Gamble; Madeleine Truter, Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate (highly commended); Othelia Langner, Medtronic; Wellington Chimwaradze, Unilever South Africa; Zurina Saban, International Finance Corporation.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange’s Tinuade Awe claimed the General Counsel of the Year title, in recognition of her leadership skills and for shaping and overseeing a number of innovative projects both for her employer and Nigeria’s wider capital markets.

Awe’s achievements include the creation and rollout of a corporate governance rating system for companies listed on the exchange; driving the publication of a due diligence handbook that outlines Nigeria’s listing procedures and requirements; and implementing a web portal that allows issuers to file and update…

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