Mr. Olufemi Ifaturoti LL.B (Hons) B.L, FCIArb is the Director General of Bureau of Social Services (BOSS). He is a graduate of University of Ife (1979) and was called to the bar in 1980. He has litigation experience covering nearly all facets of the law for a period of at least 30 years.
His post-graduation professional trainings include Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Mediation Skills Training (MST) organized by ADR Centre with NCMG & NIPC a World Bank Sponsored project (August 20 – 24, 2009), Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) UK Mediator Skills Training (June, 2005), NCMG ADR Pre-certification course – practical skills in Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration CEDR (April, 2005), Solicitors Law Seminar and Exhibition (Law Society of England) at “The Barbican” (June, 1989).
He is a Member of Panel of Neutrals at the Lagos Multi-door Courthouse and a faculty member of NCMG/Bond University Australia Negotiation Centre Lagos Negotiation College Ikoyi. He was in the Legal Team of the Election Petition of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Governor, State of Osun up to Appellate Court. He has been a member, Editorial Board of Osun Defender since inception and is also Chairman, Implementing Committee Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES).
He is a member of several Professional and Civil Society Associations including Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG), International Bar Association, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), International Bar Association (IBA) and New Culture Group – an NGO dedicated to good governance, leadership, accountability and social justice.
Widely travelled, he has visited United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, Italy, France, Spain, China, Ghana, Republic of Benin, Togo, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Turkey, Zambia, Kenya, Dubai, UAE, Brazil, Qatar and Malaysia. His hobbies are creative writing, reading, horticulture and sailing.
Ifaturoti is a fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitration.