Gbenga Abosede

Associate Director

Lagos

Gbenga Abosede leads the Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence team in West Africa. He is based in Lagos from where he manages business intelligence, reputational due diligence, compliance and fraud investigation projects across the region.

  • Africa
  • Business Intelligence
  • Training - Anti Bribery & Corruption, Anti Fraud and & Money Laundering
  • Stakeholder Mapping


Gbenga Abosede leads the Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence team in West Africa. He is based in Lagos from where he manages business intelligence, reputational due diligence, compliance and fraud investigation projects across the region.


Gbenga’s recent consulting experience includes:
  • Conducting a business intelligence review of the financial services sector in Nigeria in order to develop comparative integrity risk profiles for financial services firms operating in the country.
  • Carrying out pre-investment reputational due diligence on a consumer goods manufacturer which had interests in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. This included discreet enquiries into the background and reputation of the business in both countries and providing the client with an objective assessment of adverse findings and their implications for a long term relationship.
  • Reviewing the anti-bribery and corruption practices at an international oil and gas company operating in West Africa in order to benchmark its preparedness to detect and respond to incidences of bribery and corruption within the organisation.
  • Conducting stakeholder mapping exercises and assessing the associated regulatory risks to market entry in various countries including Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria.


Before joining Control Risks, Gbenga worked as a management consultant. He was a member of the consulting team at Serco Consulting where he worked with clients to develop business cases and investment proposals to justify their investment plans. He also provided commercial due diligence and project management support to Serco’s mergers and acquisitions initiatives. Gbenga also worked at Accenture where he advised clients on complex business transformation programmes.

Gbenga holds a BSc in Chemistry from the Imperial College London and an MBA from the Imperial College Business School. He has written press articles discussing trends in integrity risks and implications for businesses operating in the region.

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