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Olubunmi Aboderin-Talabi

Chairperson, Executive Council, WIMBIZ Publisher, Clever Clogs Books

Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi is an author and the founding publisher at Clever Clogs Books. Her published works include: Tobi Visits the Conservatory, Kob the Antelope and Diary of a Toddler. Her fourth book, Why Do You Wash Your Hands? is scheduled for release in 2018.


She started her publishing career working in a family newspaper business, Punch Nigeria Limited. She has served on the board of Punch since 1994 and worked in an executive capacity for 8 years as the Executive Director, Business Development and New Projects. She was also the first Managing Director for the startup Punch Commercial Printing Limited, a subsidiary of Punch Nigeria Limited, which incidentally is the publisher of the highest circulating national daily newspaper in Nigeria THE PUNCH. She is currently a Non-Executive Director at Punch.


Olubunmi is also the current Executive Council Chairperson of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), and is the Chairperson, Board of Trustees, of the OA Foundation.


In 2017, her passion for writing developed into collaborating with talented artists to create beautifully-illustrated children’s picture books designed to make reading attractive, inspire innovation and excite children, parents and teachers.


Olubunmi is a member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria; the Corporate Governance Society of Nigeria and the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Nigeria. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from City University London, and is also a graduate of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School as well as the Advanced Management & Leadership Program at Oxford University Said Business School.


Articles written by Olubunmi have been published in several national daily newspapers, such as PUNCH, BusinessDay, Guardian, Nation, Vanguard, New Telegraph, Sun, This Day and others.