Abisade Adenubi is an International Lawyer, Industrialist, and Academic with a unique almost 15-year professional profile.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of Heritage Apparels, a textile and apparel production factory in Ogun state, Nigeria with a mandate to create a sustainable world-class production facility servicing the apparel needs of various industries nationally, regionally and globally, whilst creating employment, contributing to capacity building in the industry and showcasing the rich cultural heritage of African textiles.
Abisade is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, and prior to entrepreneurship, she worked in leading global law firms and financial institutions as Legal Counsel, advising clients on corporate finance and risk issues for several years. She holds an LLB degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MA in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. She is an alumna of the London College of Fashion as well as the Fashion Law Institute at the Prestigious Fordham Law School in New York.
She is currently a PhD scholar at the University of Geneva where her research focuses on the intersection of International Law and the Fashion Industry across four pillars: the global environmental and sustainability framework; the international human rights system; the international economic order and the global intellectual property protection regime. She has been invited to teach from her research as a guest lecturer at the renowned African Leadership University in Rwanda.
Abisade is committed to the revival of the textile and apparel industry in Africa and is deeply persuaded of the fashion industry’s capacity to contribute significantly to the continent’s economic transformation. She is an inaugural member of the African Union led Pan-African Fashion Initiative and serves on the Ogun State Heritage Preservation Committee (Fashion Cohort) convened by the State Governor.
She is truly a global citizen, having lived and worked across 4 continents and visited nearly 50 countries around the world. She loves to read, teach, mentor, and for fun, she has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to the summit, hiked the Inca trail in Peru, and completed the London Marathon.