Dr. Elizabeth Nadu Denloye (nee Lawson) was born January 4th, 1956. She attended Our Lady of Apostles Private School Yaba from 1960 to 1966 and won a Federal Government Scholarship to Queens College, Yaba between 1967 and 1971; following her excellent performance in the Entrance examination. She had the best results in Queen’s College during her WASC Examinations and proceeded to do her HSC from 1971 to 1973 in the same college. 

In 1973 she gained admission to the University of Hull in England; under a Lagos State Government Scholarship and obtained a B.Sc. degree, 2nd Class Upper Division, in Electronic Engineering-1977.  She got her PhD in Electronic Engineering in 1981 at the same University where she enjoyed a part scholarship from the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE).

After her youth corps at the University of Lagos from 1981-1982 in the Department of Electrical Engineering, she became a Senior Engineer at T-Cas (Nigeria) Limited, a telecommunications consulting and engineering firm where she worked for 5 years. 

Dr Denloye in 1986 co-founded Telnet Nigeria Ltd, starting off in 1987 as Executive Director. She became the Managing Director of TELNET Network Services, a subsidiary of Telnet (Nigeria) Limited in 1997 and took over as Managing Director of Telnet Group in the year 2000. Out of the Telnet Group evolved ipNX Nigeria Limited. Interswitch, Nigeria’s first leading payment company was birthed in Telnet. She is a recipient of several awards including:

Dr Denloye retired as Group Managing Director of Telnet in 2006 and remained on the Board as a Non-Executive Director till December 2011.Her experience and expertise led to several appointments on the Corporate Boards of both profit and not-for profit organisations such as the following amongst others:

*   Board of Ecobank Nigeria  2006-2012

*   Chairperson Creseada International Limited     2014-2015

*   Advisory Board Enterprises Development Centre Pan Atlantic University till

     December 2013

*   Advisory Board Alumni Association LBS   2012-2016

*   Currently Chairperson of Leap Africa and Growth and Development Asset


*   Currently sits on Governing Board Igbobi College Yaba.

*   Currently a Director CD Net Limited/Gte.

Dr Denloye is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and is a COREN registered engineer, She is an alumna of the Lagos Business School and the Cranfield School of Management.

Dr Denloye has been a mentor on the Fate Foundation and Women Mentoring Women programmes as well as a Super Mentor for NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW). She has a passion for leadership, corporate governance and personal development issues and has delivered several lectures and facilitated training on these topics. She is also now an author, having published her first book, “Answering the Call”, launched in 2016.

*         Queens College Old Girls Recognition Award.
    Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria Recognition Award.
*    Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria Recognition Award.

Dr. Nadu Denloye is happily married to Prof. Kayode Denloye-Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Lagos. They are blessed with children.

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