Funkola Odeleye

Co-Founder & CEO, DIYlaw

Conference Speaker

Funkola Odeleye is co-founder and CEO at DIYlaw and also the Corporate-Commercial and Intellectual Property Lead at TLP Advisory Africa (TLP) – a venture law practice.

She has a background in corporate-commercial law firm practice with years of in-house counsel experience in investment banking. Funkola’s legal experience prior to founding TLP and DIYlaw cuts across capital markets, investment advisory, compliance and securities

Funkola has a Masters in Finance and Financial Law from the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London in addition to her LLB from the Lagos State University and BL from the Nigerian Law School.

She was the 2019 Sub-Saharan winner and Global Finalist of the Entrepreneurial Award of the British Council Study UK Alumni Award. She is a 2019 Obama Africa Leader, an Innovating Justice Fellow of The Hague Institute for the Innovation of Law (HiiL) and a Cartier Women’s Initiative 2020 Fellow.

Funkola believes that entrepreneurship is the most sustainable solution to unemployment and she is passionate about mentoring and developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nigeria. She keeps a food blog and enjoys sudoku.