Olajumoke Adenowo

Founder and CEO,
AD Consulting

Multiple-award winning architect Mrs. Olajumoke Adenowo has been called the “Face of Architecture” in Nigeria. She began studying architecture at the University of Ife when she was 14 years old and graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in architecture by age 19. In 1994 she founded AD Consulting, an architecture and interior architecture firm providing bespoke interior design and architectural services. AD Consulting, Nigeria’s most internationally awarded firm, has executed the design and overseen the construction of more than 70 outstanding projects for the Nigerian federal and state governments, multinational corporate organizations and private individuals.

In 1999, Adenowo founded Awesome Treasures Foundation, a faith-based nongovernmental organization that raises transformational leaders. Through its summits and other initiatives, Awesome Treasures Foundation has attracted well over 70,000 attendees. The Foundation has also organized skill acquisition programs that have empowered more than 11,500 women.

Adenowo is a recipient of the New African Woman in Business Award, the International Alliance for Women World of Difference 100 Award, and has been nominated at the CNBC All Africa Business Leaders Awards in The West African Business Woman of The Year award category. In addition, she was named one of Nigeria’s 100 most Influential Nigerians and 100 Most Inspiring Women by YNaija, as well as among Africa’s Most Powerful 10 Women in Business by AFK Insider. Adeonowo hosts her own syndicated radio program, Voice of Change on Leadership. She is a minister of the gospel and a member of the International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders. She has authored several books and has been featured on CNN African Voices.

Adenowo has served on the Board of Governors of the British School of Lome, the Board of Fountain Holdings Limited, the National Think Tank, and the Ekiti State Economic Council. She has spoken at several events including the Global Women’s Forum, the Harvard Business School, the Cambridge University and the New African Woman Forum.