Nigerians keep making the nation proud in almost every facet of human lives. The latest in that pool of people is Kikelomo “Kike” Lawal who just got appointed as the executive vice president and chief legal officer of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).
Prior to her appointment, Kikelomo was the chief legal officer, ombudsman, and corporate secretary of Interac Corp for 12 years and eight months. Kikelomo was also a senior associate of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP for five years and 9 months.
She had her education at both the New York University and Harvard Law School. Bloomberg reports that the Nigerian is very passionate about inclusion concerning race/ethnicity, gender, and life experience.
“Ms. Lawal will be accountable for overseeing the Legal function globally as well as the Corporate Secretary, Ombudsman and Privacy Office functions, and related policies and programs.
“She will join the bank’s Executive Committee and will report to Victor Dodig, President and CEO of CIBC,” a statement on her new role published by Bloomberg read.
Victor Dodig, CEO and President CIBC also said that the bank really looks forward to her leadership in the new capacity.