June 23, 2024

Asue Ighodalo Biography

Asue Ighodalo, hails from Okaigben, Ewohimi, Esan South East LGA, Edo State, Nigeria is a popular Nigerian Entrepreneur.

Asus Ighodalo Age

How old is Asue Ighodalo?

Asus Ighodalo was born on 19 July, 1959(64 years).


Asue Ighodalo graduated from the prestigious King’s College in Lagos. He acquired his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Ibadan in 1981. He furthered his education with an LL.B from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984, followed by a B.L from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1985.

Asue Ighodalo Family

Who is Asue Ighodalo’s Wife?

Asue Ighodalo is happily married to Mrs Ifeyinwa Ighodalo. Formerly called Miss Ifeyinwa Chigbo, Asue’s wife is Igbo and hails from Enugu state, Nigeria. She works as an Interior designer in Lagos.

Asue Ighodalo wife, Ifeyinwa Ighodalo
Asue Ighodalo’s Wife, Ifeyinwa Ighodalo

The couple had a tough time looking for the gift of a child until God answered their prayers years later. Ifeyinwa gave birth to their only daughter who they named Omoehi Ighodalo.

Popular Lagos pastor, Ituah Ighodalo is Asue’s brother

Career and Occupation

Following his graduation from the Nigerian Law School in Lagos, Ighodalo embarked on his legal career as an Associate at Chris Ogunbanjo & Co from 1985 to 1991.

In 1991, he co-established Banwo & Ighodalo with Femi Olubanwo. The firm has since earned recognition as a top Nigerian law firm, particularly excelling in Capital Markets, Securities, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Ighodalo specializes in Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Energy & Natural Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Securitization, and Project Finance.

Notably, in 2014, he provided successful advisory services to Zenith Bank Plc for a US$500 million eurobond issuance and to Diamond Bank Plc for a US$200 million eurobond issuance. His expertise and contributions have solidified his position as a prominent figure in Nigeria’s legal and financial sectors, with Banwo & Ighodalo emerging as a leading force in the country’s legal landscape.

Ighodalo has delivered numerous presentations on capital markets matters, both domestically and internationally, and has penned several articles for prominent legal publications.

Additionally, he occasionally teaches courses on corporate governance, directors’ obligations, and entrepreneurship at various institutions such as the Institute of Directors, Lagos Business School, and FATE Foundation entrepreneurial training sessions.

Asue is the Chairman, Board of Directors at Sterling Bank Plc, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, and The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG).

Additionally, he serves on various boards of both public and private entities, as well as Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and statutory bodies, including Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), and FATE Foundation, which is dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

Appointed as Chairman of Sterling Bank in August 2014, Ighodalo is actively involved in professional organizations such as the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), where he previously chaired the NBA – Section on Business Law (NBA SBL).

He is also a member of several international associations including the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) in the USA, the International Bar Association (IBA), the Nigerian Maritime Law Association, and the Commercial Law & Taxation Committee of the Lagos Chamber Of Commerce & Industry. Furthermore, he is affiliated with the London School of Economics Lawyers’ Group and holds an Associate Membership with the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Asue Ighodalo Net Worth

As of 2024, Asue Ighodalo is valued at about $300,000

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