Mr. Bamidele Alimi


Chief Bamidele Abayomi Alimi, a Journalist, Marketer, Communicator and Administrator by training and vocation, Bamidele attended the Advance Management Programme of the Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos (2012), Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), Ago-Iwoye, where he obtained Masters of Business Administration in 1998. He had earlier attended The Polytechnic, Ibadan, (1983-1988) where he obtained OND & HND in Mass Communication.


This widely travelled professional has over three decades cognate professional experience which has seen him holding very key positions in various organisations in sectors like media, finance, marketing communication, manufacturing, trade promotion, business membership organisation and the service industry. He was Director, Membership & Trade Promotion and later Director, Trade Promotion & International Relations of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry from 2010 – 2016, Managing Director, Clarion Events West Africa Limited in 2016 and became the Director General/CEO of the Institute of Directors Nigeria, in 2017. A position he holds till date.

He has attended numerous capacity development programmes both as a Manager and as a Director both within Nigeria and outside the country.

Professionally, he is a member of the Lagos Business School Alumni Association, Institute of Directors Nigeria (M.IoD), Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management Chartered (FNIM) and an Associate Members of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (ANIPR). In the social sphere, Dele is a member of the Ikoyi Club 1938 and Rotary International, District 9110, where he is a Past President and Assistant Governor.

He is married to Chief (Mrs) Morenike Dele-Alimi, FCA, with three children. Dele & his wife, Morenike were honoured with the chieftaincy title of Bobatolu & Yeye Bobatolu of Iloko-Ijesa in February 2007 by the late Oba Oladele Olashore, CON, Ajagbusi Ekun, Owaloko of Iloko-Ijesa.