Chief Bimbo Robert Folayan

Merit Award


Chief Bimbo Roberts Folayan is the Executive Director of J Williamz Limited, promoters of the Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit (NDDIS), an organization which mobilizes Nigerians in the Diaspora and other British and international investors to invest in Nigeria. 

Bimbo as fondly called by many was a past Chairman of the Central Association of Nigerians in the United Kingdom, (CANUK) a position he held for two terms. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Information Management (FIIM) and holds the British Computer Society (MBCS) Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and Assessor status amongst several other qualifications too numerous to mention.
An African with a rare social conscience, Chief Bimbo Folayan has initiated, participated and executed various activities alongside other likeminded patriots, all with the aim of promoting democracy, good governance and the development of the Diaspora community. He is a foremost leader and Diaspora Champion. His IT consultancy has seen him participate in several bank and telecommunication merger projects across Europe. Bimbo’s clientele include Nationwide Bank, Ulster Bank, IBM, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer’s, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest Bank, Halifax Bank, the Bank of England and Luminor Bank, amongst several others. He is an idea generator and was the Founding President and now Patron of the Association of Nigerian IT Professionals in the UK (ANITP), member of the Nigerian National Think Tank and Diaspora UK nominee to the Nigeria Vision 2020 board. He was also the Chairman of the Main Events Task Force of the Nigeria @ 50 celebrations in London.