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Amb. Adebowale J. Adesina

Profile of Amb. Adebowale J. Adesina

Amb. Adebowale J. Adesina



His Excellency Adebowale Adesina, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Republic of Togo was the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Operating Officer of The Guardian newspapers in Nigeria, before his latest foray into public service. He graduated with honours in journalism from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and also studied at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston, USA.

He was named in 1992, Editor of The African Guardian magazine at the age of 27, thus becoming the youngest man to be at the helm of a major publication at that time. He was appointed substantive Editor of the flagship, The Guardian, in 1999, a position he held for more than 12 years.

On his watch, The Guardian became the most commercially successful newspaper group while maintaining its editorial integrity and independence.

The group of newspapers produced, on Adesina’s watch, winners of some journalism’s most prestigious honours globally, including the CNN Journalist of the Year Awards.

He was awarded the Young Global Leader honour by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2007

In 2008, he was appointed Federal Commissioner in the Fiscal Responsibility Commission by then President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

He is the founder of Omi Aanu Foundation, a charity through which he promotes the education and economic well-being of the less privileged. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, member of the World Editors’ Forum and belongs to many other international organisations.

He assumed duty on May 3, 2021 and formal presentation of his Letters of Credence to President Faure Gnassingbe on July 23, 2021, he has set himself the goal of Building Prosperity on Both Sides.