Past Presidents and Honorary Secretaries of the Association

Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour SAN C.arb

Pioneer President

Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, lawyer and arbitrator (British Chevening Scholar) is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). She is a past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigerian Branch.

She is a Notary Public of Nigeria called to the Nigerian Bar in 1981 and took silk in 2019. She has practiced law for close to four decades and has significant experience in Maritime/Shipping Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
She is listed on the panel of various arbitration institutions and recognised in various publications including Who's Who Legal and Expert Guides as a leading international arbitrator.
She is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration and is a supporting member of the London Maritime arbitrators association.

Chief Gbola Akinola FCIArb

Past President

Chief Gbola Akinola C.Arb - Legal Practitioner with cognate experience in Corporate and Commercial Law practice and a highly skilled advocate with extensive commercial legal advisory experience. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, listed on the Panel of Chartered Arbitrators, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has served as an Arbitrator in many instances, represented clients in Commercial Arbitration and have also been involved in International Commercial Arbitration. He is the current Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigerian Branch.

Dr. Omogbai Omo-Eboh

Past President

Dr. Omogbai Omo-Eboh – is a specialist in Marine Insurance law and experienced arbitrator, an accomplished maritime law expert, author and commentator on marine law and admiralty matters. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.

Mr. Adewale Jones FCIArb

Immediate Past President

Mr. Adewale Jones FCIarb is a commercial Lawyer, Arbitration practitioner and partner in the law firm of Ashfield and Bowman Attorneys. He holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Maritime Law from the London Metropolitan University and another Post-graduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Queen Mary, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.

Sir Osuala Nwagbara

Past Honorary Secretary

Sir Osuala Nwagbara - He is a member of various professional organisations including the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators. He has delivered papers at various fora. He is a one-time Honorary Secretary of the Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria and a partner in Obisike Chambers, a law firm in Lagos, Nigeria.