Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila graduated with a B.SC (Hons) degree in Marketing from California State University, USA and obtained a certification in Unix Programming from the prestigious ‘Seale Group’, Atlanta Georgia in 1999.
He started his career with Derivion/Metavante Corporation in 1997 as a Senior Analyst and also worked as Senior Consultant in several blue chip companies such as Bearing Point INC, Atlanta where he was a Senior Management Consultant.
Ever since his return to Nigeria he has been very active in the Nigerian gaming industry such as the National Sports Lottery (NSL) where he was the Senior IT Manager on Software Quality Assurance where he pioneered the Essnet Lottery Operating System (ELOS) which effectively managed 5 million lottery transactions weekly.
He was also appointed General Manager/ Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Lotteries Board, where he led the Lagos State Lotteries Board to become a trail blazing regulator of lottery and related gaming activities in Nigeria. Over the years, he has attended international and local executive management programs along with gaming and regulatory training conferences. He is a member of Institute of Directors and the Ikoyi Club, Lagos. He was a non-executive director in Makklink Limited and Ginger Hospitality Limited
Mr Gbajabiamila was appointed and confirmed as Director General of the Commission 2017 and 2018 respectively and brings to the Commission his vast managerial expertise as well as his extensive local and international business network.
He is also an avid lover of sports whose favorite pastime includes soccer, tennis, swimming and travelling. He is an avid Liverpool fan and is married and blessed with 3 children.