Amongst the list of Nigerians making and breaking grounds out there, Kikelomo “Kike” Lawal who was just appointed as the executive vice president and chief legal officer of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).
Kikelomo Lawal is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and her Bar admissions include New York State Bar and Law Society of Upper Canada.
Ms. Lawal was Prior to her appointment she was the Chief Legal Officer, Ombudsman, and Corporate Secretary at Interac Corporation and has over 20 years of progressive leadership experience including legal expertise as both a trial lawyer and a transactional lawyer.
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Ms. Lawal has always being a strong advocate for inclusion, she has spoken on different occasions on the importance of inclusion across multiple dimensions, including gender, race/ethnicity, and life experience.
“Kike is a proven leader and she will play a key role as we continue to build a relationship-oriented bank for a modern world and live our purpose – to help make our clients’ ambitions a reality,” said Mr. Dodig. “She is an accomplished legal professional with strong business acumen who brings a strategic approach to the position. We look forward to having Kike join our leadership team and adding her expertise, experience, and perspective to our bank.”