Until his emergence as the Executive Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu was the Managing Director/CEO of Lagos State Development Property Corporation (LSDPC). He was also a 3-time Commissioner in Lagos State, having served in the Ministries of Economic Planning & Budget, Commerce & Industry and the Ministry of Establishments, Training & Pensions.
Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu is an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School of Government, London Business School and the Lagos Business School. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Surveying & Geo-Informatics and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Lagos.
He is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM). He also boasts membership of the Nigerian Institute of Directors (IOD), Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), and Fellowship of Nigeria Institute of Training and Development (NITAD).
Private Sector Experience
Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu was a Treasurer at former Lead Merchant Bank from 1994 to 1997 before moving to the United Bank for Africa (UBA) as the Head of Foreign Money Market. He subsequently moved to First Inland Bank, Plc (now First City Monument Bank, from where he retired as a Deputy General Manager and Divisional Head.
Public Service Experience
His public service career began in 2003, when he was appointed Special Adviser on Corporate Matters to the then Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Femi Pedro, and later Special Adviser on Corporate Matters to the Executive Governor, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
For his outstanding performance, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu was appointed acting Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget. In 2007, he became the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry under Governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. After the General Elections in 2007, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu was appointed Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions by Governor Babatunde Fashola.
His meritorious service to Lagos State continued when he was appointed as the Managing Director/CEO of the Lagos State Development Property Corporation (LSDPC) in 2016.
His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu assumed Office as the 15th Governor of Lagos State on 29th May 2019.