Influential Women in Technology: Jumoke Adenowo

Jumoke Adenowo is the founder and Ceo of AD consulting, a prestigious architectural and interior design firm. AD consulting has designed and constructed over 70 projects for both governmental and corporate and financial institutions, making the company Nigeria’s most internationally awarded firm.

Who is Jumoke Adenowo?

Mrs Adenowo is an award-winning architect, author, speaker and radio host.

Jumoke Adenowo was born in October  1968 in Oyo state. She studied architecture at an early age of 14, at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and at the age of 19, she graduated with Honours in architect, bagging the coveted faculty prize for Best student in design, in 1988. At 20, she applied for Masters in architecture, at the same institution. Adenowo earned distinctions of All-A average–the first female to beat such record in the history of the school. She is also an alumnus of the Yale School of Management (2016), Lagos Business School Chief Executive Programme (2002) and The IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in Barcelona, Spain (2005).

She started her career with the same mark of excellence and assiduity to the task at hand, in Femi Majekodumi Associates, and at the age of 23, Adenowo designed the Ministry of finance building, Abuja. This made CNN crown her “Africa’s starchitect” in 1991.

In 1994, she pulled out of Majekodumi Associate and founded AD consulting, and just within few years of creation, the company had grown up to dominate its competitors with high levels of professional designs up to international standard.

Jumoke has remained a beacon of light to women and youth nationwide through her philanthropic and leadership …

In 1999, she founded Awesome Treasures Foundation, a non-governmental organisation aimed at building transformational leaders. ATF has raised over 100 entrepreneurs ‘with remarkable success.’

Mrs Jumoke Adenowo has received several awards for excellence, including the “Rare Gem Award” from Women’s Optimum Development Foundation (WODEF), for her excellent work in empowering women and the youth.


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