Adedotun Sulaiman is a renowned and retired management consultant and expert in business and organisation strategy. He is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Lagos from where he graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Business Administration in 1975 and of the Harvard Business School where he did the PMD (59) in 1990.
He started his career life as a diplomat, with a brief stint at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC as a consular officer from late 1976 to early 1978. In late 1978, he joined the Management Information Consulting Division of Arthur Andersen & Co. [later Andersen Consulting, now Accenture]. He rose rapidly through the ranks to become a Local Partner in 1984 and a Partner in the Worldwide Firm in 1989.
He succeeded the founding Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen & Co. in 1993 and remained Country Managing Partner of both Arthur Andersen, the Audit and Tax practice, and Andersen Consulting during what was the most turbulent years in the Andersen firms until 1999 when he relinquished the headship of Arthur Andersen to focus exclusively as Country Managing Director of Andersen Consulting [now Accenture] upon the breakup of the Arthur Andersen Worldwide Organization. He retired as Country Managing Director of Accenture in 2005 and continued as Chairman until 2010.
Mr. Sulaiman sits on or chairs the boards of many companies in several sectors and is an active investor focusing his investing activities on startups, where he mentors and handholds young entrepreneurs. He also invests, co-invests and works closely with all major Private Equity firms active in Nigeria including Actis, African Capital Alliance and Adlevo.