Prince (Dr) Ayoade Adewopo, is a renowned Global Trade and Corporate Governance Counsel, President of Johnson Adedoja Adewopo Foundation and Convener of Ayombo Revolution Movement for the 2018 Osun governorship election. He is one of the governorship aspirants under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He hails from Ile-Ife, in Osun East Senatorial District of the state.
Ayoade Adewopo is a legal practitioner. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Jurispudence from the Indiana University, Indiana, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Tax Law from Robert Kennedy College (University of Wales), Zurich-Switzerland and a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration and Management from The Polytechnic Ibadan, Nigeria.
Born on the 20th December, 1972 to Prince Johnson Adedoja Adewopo, a scion of the popular Ogboru Royal Family of Ile-Ife and Princess Dorcas Adewopo (Nee Laoye) a retired teacher and the first daughter of the Late Timi of Ede, HRH Oba John Adetoyese Laoye.
Prince Adewopo is a licensed law practitioner in the USA and also a Solicitor in England & Wales. Prince Adewopo also has the right to practice law in the European Union and Canada. He currently works as a specialist on Corporate Governance, Global Trade Financing and Anti-Money Laundering matters in Nigeria.
Previously, Prince Adewopo worked with The Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission, as an Associate with the law firm of Ice Miller LLP, as the Senior Global Operations Counsel for The Scott’s Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) and as the Vice President & Assistant General Counsel (Americas) for Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE: IR).
Between 2004 and 2006, Prince Adewopo served as Secretary, Vice President and President of the Marion County Bar Association (Indianapolis, Indiana). During the same period, he was also appointed as a Member of the Marion County Public Defender Board of Directors. He is a frequent speaker on Corporate Governance issues, Anti Money Laundering, Global Sourcing, International Trade and Global Investments.
Ayoade Adewopo served as a campaign leader for the Obama 2008 and 2012 Presidential campaigns. He has also served as a special advisor and counsel to several foreign government entities and several multi-national corporations on diverse transactions, including commodity hedging, mergers, acquisitions, global or cross-border joint ventures, trade financing, global security issues, global trade ethics and compliance policies.
A philanthropist of note, Prince Adewopo claimed to have impacted the lives of Osun indigenes greatly through the Johnson Adedoja Adewopo Foundation (JAAF), a foundation that is currently catering for the needs of indigenes in various areas, including higher education scholarships, human capital and infrastructural development projects.
Prince Ayoade Adewopo is the recipient of the prestigious Great Ife Students’ Union Leadership in Excellence Award, 2017. The last recipient of this award was Chief Gani Fawehinmi in 1988. Prince Adewopo stands out among his contemporaries. He demonstrates keen and transparent interest in the poor and down trodden.
Ayoade Adewopo is happily married with children.
With his political slogan, Ayombo o!!! Adewopo has begun consultation and mobilization of stakeholders for the actualization of his governorship ambition, regardless of the crisis within the PDP and agitation for zoning.