Associate Research Fellow | Business and Human Rights
Mr. Ayodele Akenroye is an Associate Research Fellow (Business and Human Rights Program) at the OGEES Institute. In this position, he contributes to the overall research in the area of business and human rights, oil sector transparency and corporate social responsibility.
Mr. Akenroye is currently completing his PhD in International Law at McGill University. He holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He completed his law degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He has published extensively in leading journals in the area of International Law and Human Security. He is fully qualified lawyer in Nigeria, Manitoba and Ontario Canada.
Mr. Akenroye is also an International Commercial Attorney with extensive experience in Infrastructure and Energy Projects around the globe. He has broad experience structuring, negotiating and closing sophisticated commercial transactions, complemented by extensive responsibility in intellectual property, corporate, insurance, banking, cross border merger and acquisitions, employment law and international development matters. He has extensive international experience working with civil law, common law and hybrid legal systems in North America, Latin America, Southeast Asia, MENA region and sub-Saharan Africa.
Mr. Akenroye has provided legal advice and opinion on Canadian Human Rights Law, the Criminal Code of Canada, and Corruption of Foreign Public Official Act. He has conducted international due diligence transactions for multinational companies and his experience includes preparing top-notch legal opinions, drafting and reviewing energy and related agreements, including revenue sharing agreements for clean energy projects, joint venture agreements, software license and intellectual property agreements, and shareholders' agreements.
Mr. Akenroye has taught courses as a Teaching Assistant in McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He also has international experience having worked for United Nations affiliated organizations in the area of international criminal law, peace and security, promotion of the rule of law, human rights and democracy. He has also worked for the Economic Communities of West Africa States (ECOWAS).
Mr. Akenroye was an Adjunct Professor in the Master's in Development Practice (MDP) Program of the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Mr. Akenroye is currently serving as a Deputy Chief Commissioner on a part time basis with the Residential Tenancies Commission - Government of Manitoba, Canada as well as consulting for one of the Big Five Banks in Canada.