Degree in Economics, LSE; degree in Political Science. Economist and Chartered Accountant. Qualified as Chartered Accountant, Coopers and Lybrand. Former: CEO, brewing company, real estate development company and conglomerate. Chairman of the Board, Ecobank Transnational. Member of the Board: Beta Glass; Sovereign Trust Insurance Company; Pharma Deko. Fellow: Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales; Institute of Chartered Accountants, Nigeria. Patron and Founder, Lawson International Foundation. Interests: political economy, education, arts, classical music.