Oluyele Delano SAN, MCI

Non- Executive / Independent Director

Oluyele Delano, SAN, MCI Arb is an Independent Director of FBN Merchant Bank. He is the Managing Partner at Akindelano Legal Practitioners (ALP).A respected professional with a penchant for precision and research, he commenced his practice with Chief Rotimi Williams’ Chambers in 1988 having been called to the Nigerian Bar in the same year, and rose to become one of the leading counsels in Chambers with a focus on Litigation and Arbitration.

In 1998 he proceeded to assume his current position in the Lagos office of ALP, and in 2006 was elevated to the Inner Bar, becoming one of the youngest Senior Advocates of Nigeria to be honoured with the Silk.

He has been involved in notable multimillion dollar transactions where he has advised key government and private sector interests, and currently serves as the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Lazarus Trustee Foundation as well as being a member of the Board of Directors of Crossworld Securities Limited.

Qualifications: BA Hons Law (University of Southampton in England); Member of the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators United Kingdom, the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Energy Institute, London and Lagos.