Gbolahan Olayemi

Chief Legal Counsel & Company Secretary at OPay

Gbolahan Olayemi is the Chief Legal Counsel and Company Secretary at OPay, one of Africa’s foremost financial technology companies with footprints across several verticals and markets and tens of millions of users. Before this, he set up 234Legal, a technology-driven legal services platform with innovative legal offerings. He ran this as the Team Lead and Chief Technology Officer.

In 2016, he caught what he describes as “the Legal Tech Innovation Bug,” and has not remained the same since. He established and runs one of the largest virtual legal hubs in the country – the Online Bar, an interconnected community of 250+ lawyers dispersed all across the country, yet connected to a central hub.

Gbolahan is an innovative, skilled and experienced attorney in legal tech, FinTech and corporate law. He possesses exceptional skills in communication (writing, speaking, legal writing and drafting), negotiation and advocacy.

He has worked across a myriad of companies and industries; notable among them, The Coca-Cola Company. Gbolahan writes, researches, and prepares papers and articles bordering on LegalTech, FinTech, corporate law, and the future of work, among many others.

Gbolahan believes that the workplace has forever changed, and technology is at the heart of that change.