Chief Bayo Awosemusi, a Diplomat and a Civil Engineer hails from Agbado-Ekiti in Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State. He had worked in various capacities in both the Private and Public Sector in Nigeria before joining the World Bank in 1994. Chief Awosemusi led the first comprehensive Country Procurement Assessment Review (CPAR) in 1999- 2000. The assessment produced a report around which the current Nigeria Procurement Reform Agenda was generally based. Since then, Chief Awosemusi has been spearheading and leading the World Bank dialogue with the Federal Government and 36 federating States in procurement related matters along with performing the fiduciary responsibility for all Banks’ supported projects in Nigeria. He worked closely with the Presidency and the National Assembly for the development and passage of the first Nigeria Public Procurement Act in 2007. This Initiative has yielded substantial dividends as the Government of Nigeria has made huge savings (billions of dollars) following the due process system he recommended which has been implemented by Government since year 2002. Chief Awosemusi operates with high standards of integrity and upholds the World Bank’s values and principles. Due to excellent performance, he has since risen through the ranks from Procurement Analyst in 1994 to the position of a Lead procurement Specialist in 2007 and Sector Leader, Core Operation Support Sector of the World Bank in 2011. Chief Bayo Awosemusi is the first African Staff to be promoted to the position of Lead Procurement Specialist in the history of the World Bank. He has built a strong procurement team within the Bank and in the Public Sector in Nigeria and other West African Countries.

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