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Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya: Chairperson, NBA SBL Sports, Entertainment & Media Committee


Beverley is a sports, entertainment and tech lawyer. She is the creator of a skills and personal development platform called ‘Develop Your A Game.’ She describes herself as a ‘lawyerpreneur’. She regularly advises a range of clients from techies, accelerator hubs, film directors, real estate, founders, SMEs, sports clubs, sports associations and so on. Beverley also runs the SET Growth Capsule, an in-house accelerator initiative of Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL)

OAL is a leading law firm in Nigeria that has grown from a sole proprietorship to a bustling practice offering innovative legal solutions to all sectors in Nigeria’s emerging economy. The focus of OAL is to push through new boundaries to find solutions to legal issues and win the confidence of their clients.

Agbakoba-Onyejianya is an accredited commercial mediator/neutral with the Lagos High Court Multi Door Centre, and also a member of the panel of neutrals at the Lagos Court of Arbitration. She is listed as mediator with FIFA and Sports Resolutions UK.

Beverley regularly mediates commercial matters in banking, media, sports, the creative industry and tech to name a few. She also has years of experience in the banking and capital markets sectors in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

She is a SEC registered compliance officer, providing regional compliance/risk management and financial crime prevention advisory support. Her broad experience in the compliance industry covers investment banking, brokerage and fund management sectors.

Beverley regularly facilitates courses and trains on intellectual property, human rights, personal development, sports and entertainment legal issues to name a few.

She sits on a number of boards in the sports industry in a secretarial and advisory capacity.

Additionally, Agbakoba-Onyejianya is passionate about sports and youth development and founded the Lagos Tigers Football Club in 2012, the Little Tigers Football Foundation in 2017, as well as a social network for women called Gratia Fidelis Caritas (GFC).

She is an ISO 31000 certified risk and compliance professional with over 14 years’ experience of delivering regulatory and compliance advisory services to a wide range of external clients in the consulting sphere as well as in-house.

The summary of her industry expertise are financial services, banking and capital markets, securities trading, sports, tech and entertainment.

Her areas of specialisation include sports policy and development, sports governance, sports integrity assessments, sports project development, enterprise risk management, general compliance, financial crime prevention, conduct of business and business continuity planning.

Her skill sets are policy development, content writing, project management, compliance advisory, training facilitator, enterprise risk management, internal audit, board reporting and public speaking.

Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) sports thematic industry group on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Youth Policy Development.