Seye Oyeleye

Director General

Seye Oyeleye is an Administrator and a Strategic Management expert who has worked in a myriad of middle level and senior management positions both in the public and private sector in Europe and Nigeria for over twenty-five (25) years. He has served in various capacities in the United Kingdom Civil Service and Local Government ranging from the Ministry of Agriculture to the Department of Work and Pensions and both the London Boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham Waltham Forest and Hackney.

He attended Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Nigeria for his first degree, obtained a Masters Degree in European International Relations and Strategic Studies with merit from the University of North London, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Capital Management from London Metropolitan University and his Law degree with honours from the University of East London. He has also attended various courses in Human Capital Management and Human Capital IT both in UK and Nigeria and he is a member of the Institute of Learning Practitioners based in UK.

Before joining DAWN Commission as the Coordinating Head, Homeland Affairs and Strategy, Seye served as Group Head of Strategy, Human Resources and Administration for the TY Danjuma Foundation, the largest Indigenous grant making organization in Africa, prior to that he was General Manager Administration and Human Resource Omatek Computers. He was appointed as the substantive Director General of DAWN Commission by the Western Nigeria Governors Forum (WNGF) at the March 2018 edition of the quarterly forum.

Prince Adetayo Adeleke-Adedoyin

Head, Special Projects and Funding

Adetayo Adeleke-Adedoyin is the Supervising Head, Special Projects and Funding at DAWN Commission. He also handles the partnership focus of DAWN Commission.

Adetayo is of excellent academic pedigree from London School of Economics & Political Science (University of London) and the School of Media and Communication (Pan Atlantic University) in the social sciences with a diverse, multi-disciplinary and theoretically oriented approach to contemporary developments, issues and debates in the fields of International politics, Media and Communication.

He is an enthusiastic professional with a broad based foundation in qualitative, quantitative, empirical and critical skills; an understanding of contemporary issues from a historical backdrop; a critical understanding of mediation in global context; lucid examination of the dynamics of globalization in relation to public policy, development, organization, production, consumption and representation in creative economy, media & communication, and social development.

Adetayo possesses a clear logical mind with the ability to analyze relationships and engagements in the socio-political and economic contexts, taking into account historical influences and dynamics of the contemporary world. He has a detailed and critical understanding of the main theoretical debates in the fields of media studies, communications, politics, government and international relations; an understanding of social development and systems in relation to political economy and power, production and organization, processes of mediation and influence, communication content and policy orientation.

He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.

Titilayo Asabia

Head, Legal and Compliance

Titilayo Asabia is a member of the management staff of DAWN Commission and heads the Legal and Compliance Desk. Titilayo has over 11years of legal practice experience in Corporate and Commercial law, Land Administration law, Property law, Corporate Governance and General Business Compliance.

Titilayo consults extensively on a wide range of Strategic Collaborative Relationships and Partnerships. She served and led in various teams in the Commission on different projects and engagements. She conducted and participated in several due diligence exercises, commercial negotiations, and drafting and reviewing of a wide range of contracts for the Commission.

Titilayo graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2006 with an LLB Honours degree and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2008.

She is a member of the following organisations:

  • Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
  • Community of Practice (CoP) of Women In Governance (WIG)
  • International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).

Titilayo enjoys reading motivational books, singing and travelling.

Abiodun Oladipo

Head of Programmes

Abiodun Oladipo is a strategic and analytical thinker with an abiding quest to know and understand socio-political cum economic phenomenon around the globe with the aim of contributing to public policy. He has over 13 years post qualification experience in both the private and development sectors, including a stint with KPMG Professional Services. 

He currently works as Head of Programmes at DAWN Commission with oversight responsibility on programme desks. His duties include design, delivery and tracking of programmes and projects. He is also responsible for the management of the Commission’s partnership with development partners/donor agencies while also facilitating development conversations among different governance stakeholders towards attainment of the Commission’s vision of making the Southwest Region a preferred place for people to visit, live, work and invest.

Abiodun has B.Sc. (Second Class Upper) and M.Sc. in Political Science from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and University of Lagos in 2008 and 2012 respectively. He has also had training in Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research Methodology and Reporting at the Institute of Education, University of Ibadan and a 15 weeks training in the Practice of Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) from the Harvard Centre for International Development. As a social researcher and a public policy advisor, he has a number of published and unpublished works to his credit.