Olalekan Adeyemi

Vice President

Year of Birth: 1967
Federation:    Nigeria

IA Lekan Adeyemi is a Professional Sport Administration and businessman with a Post Graduate Degree in Sports Administration. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN) as well as a FIDE Instructor and International Arbiter.

Lekan has served as the team captain / coach of the Nigerian National Team since 1998 and has served been a board member of the Nigerian Chess Federation since 2001. He has been the President of the Nigerian Chess Federation since 2013.

He has extensive experience as a chess organiser, arbiter and trainer and has sponsored zonal chess championships, arbiter training courses and chess in school’s programs in West Africa over a twenty-year career in chess administration. Lekan has also served on as a member of various other profession sporting bodies including the Nigeria Hockey Umpires Association, the Nigeria University Games Association, West African University Games Associations and World University Games Association.