SAMIC 2017: 5-7 April
SPEAKERS / Olufunmilayo Folorunso

Ms Olufunmilayo Folorunso is a maritime lawyer with over 35 years’ experience in legal practice.

A seasoned administrator and publisher, Ms Funmi (as she is better known) enjoys the respect of the African Maritime Industry.

She started her working career as an Assistant Legal Adviser in the Nigeria Ministry of Transportation in 1983 and later became the Nigeria Registrar of Ships.

At present Ms Funmi is the Principal Partner of Lagos-based maritime law practice Excel Chambers, and Chairman of Maritime Data Services, a Maritime Consultancy firm.

Her other involvement in the shipping industry includes being the founding President of the International Women in Shipping and Trade Association (WISTA) (Nigeria Branch), the Secretary General of the African Shipowners Association (the body of all Africans who own and operate ships), and Chairperson of the African Union’s African Maritime Legal Experts Team.



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