ADEDOTUN SULAIMAN, MFR

Adedotun Sulaiman is a renowned management consultant and expert in organizational development, enterprise transformation and business process reengineering. A distinguished alumnus of the University of Lagos, he obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Business Administration from that university in 1975; Mr. Sulaiman also qualified as a Chartered accountant in 1981. He attended the Programme for Management Development (PMD) at the Harvard Business School in 1990.

Sulaiman chairs the board of several companies, traversing several sectors of the economy with a major emphasis on the emerging electronic payments industry and companies in the entrepreneurial stage. Dotun, as he is popularly known, actually started life as a career diplomat, including a stint at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC as a consular officer from late 1976 to early 1978. In late 1978, he joined the Management Information Consulting Division of Arthur Andersen & Co. [later Andersen Consulting, now Accenture]. He rose rapidly through the ranks to become a Local Partner in 1984 and a Partner in the Worldwide Firm in 1989.

He took over from the founding Managing Partner, the celebrated Dick Kramer in 1993 and remained Country Managing Partner for both Arthur Andersen, the Audit and Tax firm as well as Andersen consulting until 1999 when with the complete separation of the consulting business from the Arthur Andersen Worldwide Organisation, he became the Country Managing Director of Accenture, the new name of he newly independent management and technology consulting arm. A creative and accomplished strategist and the lead partner on several transformational consultancy engagements, especially in the banking and oil and gas sectors, Sulaiman in March 2005 retired from his executive leadership of Accenture in Nigeria and took on the supporting role of Non-Executive Chairman and an 18-month contractual role to open up business growth opportunities for the firm in the rest of Africa.

A founding member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and member of the Summit’s Board since inception in 1993 until December 2006, a member of the Board of Governors of the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) until December 2006 and a Trustee of the Corona Schools Trust, Mr. Sulaiman was honoured by the Federal Government with the award of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic [MFR] in 2000.

A student leader and multiple award winner in his youth, Sulaiman enjoys golf and classical music and is a collector of contemporary Nigerian Art.