An Economist, Corporate Strategic Planning and Business Development Expert, Dr Adebayo Adewusi who attended the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) graduated with a First Class Honours in Economics and carted home three distinguished awards and prizes upon graduation, He later obtained his M.sc degree with distinction from the same University before proceeding to Japan where he obtained his PhD in International Monetary Economics from the Keio University Tokyo in 1993, as a Monbusho Scholar. Dr Adewusi on return to Nigeria also obtained his Bachelor of Law(LLB) Degree from University of Lagos in the year 2000.
He worked as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, as a Research fellow/Economist at the Japan Centre for International Finance, Tokyo, where he did extensive research on Japanese Financial Systems and Markets, Corporate Finance and Financial Liberalization. He also conducted macro-economic analysis and country-based studies of Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe before and after the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP).
He worked at Lead Merchant Bank Limited between 1994 and 2000, Managing Director /CEO of IBILE Holdings Limited (The Investment Company of Lagos State Government between 2000 to 2004. served at Skye Bank PLC, Lasaco Assurance Plc, United Textile plc, V-mobile Telecommunications among others. He is also a past Chairman of the Board of Wemabod Estates Limited
Dr Adewusi also had a stint in the public sector where he served as the Honourable Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning and Budget in Lagos State between 2004 and 2006. Dr Adewusi has served in several high profile Organizations as Director.
Dr Adewusi is a member of a number of professional, Transnational and Social
bodies, Notably, Institute of Directors, Nigerian Economic Society, Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Nigeria Japan Association and Ikoyi Club 38. He is also an Alumnus of the Lagos Business School.