Dr. Adesina Ayodele Fagbenro-Byron

BSc (Economics), LL.B, BL, M.Inf.Sc, D.Hum (Honorary), FIIM,
Chairman/CEO Mothergold Limited. Chief Responsibility Officer at Mothergold Consulting

Adesina Fagbenro (Sina) has over 25 years’ of professional experiences covering law , consultancy , social and public service with a rich and ever growing understanding of International Development Issues, Global affairs, African affairs, Nigerian history, law, culture and political economy. As a development expert he has a wide portfolio of participation and leadership in the design, implementation, coordination, delivery and evaluation of internationally financed development programs and projects in Nigeria including for the World Bank, European Commission , DFID and Federal Government of Nigeria at national and sub-national levels.

He retired from the United Kingdom Government’s Department for International Development (DFID Nigeria) in September 2015 after having served in various capacities as Governance Adviser in the delivery of several federal level governance programs, Regional Coordinator South West and South East Nigeria as well as Head of Office, Lagos and Enugu respectively. He significantly contributed to the success of DFID's Southern Nigeria operations with cross cutting oversight and coordination of a wide range of interventions in a range of areas including governance, human development and inclusive economic growth.

Dr. Fagbenro is adjudged among his peers to be foremost in the understanding of Nigerian political economy and is a high performer in achieving aid effectiveness of international development finance interventions in Nigeria. He served as resource person to several governments past and present especially in structuring development support and technical assistance to state and non-state actors. He has held senior technical and managerial positions working directly within international development organizations or along with such. He combines technical and political skills, has in the past contested local government chairmanship elections in year 2000 in Lagos and has a wide range of contacts and social networks in Nigeria.

He has a talent for identifying and utilizing indigenous knowledge. He is initiator of the Partnerships for Development (P4D) concept based on principle of Inclusion by Moderation.
Dr. Fagbenro is also co-founder of the Victoria Modupe Oke Foundation; a non-Governmental organization that seeks to strengthen opportunities for excluded or disadvantaged women and young girls, as well as promote good governance and gender equity. He also founded Sina Fagbenro & Associates in 1990, firm of legal consultants who now focus on providing Alternative Dispute Resolution services. Dr. Fagbenro is a musician and stage performer, having published works , including the acclaimed peace song ‘Alafia’ and rendering live performances under the name 'Byron' his paternal family name. He is married to Lolade and they are blessed with children.