Like her husband, Bode, Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, who was kidnapped on Friday along with her daughter and driver in Edo State, is a lawyer.
She is an alumnus of the University of Lagos where she got her first degree and masters in Law (LLB) and (LLM).She obtained another Masters degree in International Peace and Security at the University of London.
She also has an international practice diploma in arbitration and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Chartered Arbitrator; CEDR (UK) Accredited Mediator; member of the Court of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), The Hague, the Netherlands; member of the Board of the Lagos Court of Arbitration; member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and a member of the International Maritime Conciliation and Mediation Panel (IMCAM).
She is the second Vice Chairperson of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in England (Nigeria branch), and immediate past President of the Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria. She was the pioneer Chairperson of the Nigerian Bar Association section on business law, arbitration committee.
Doyin’s expertise has been recognised in publications such as the arbitration chapter of Who’s Who Legal Nigeria 2009.
She is listed in the 8th edition of Guide to the World’s Leading Commercial Arbitration Experts [Expert Guide] as one of the preeminent professionals in the world.
She was voted Chairperson of the Year Arbitration/ADR Committee (2006 and 2009) – Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law.
She was a member of the National Committee on the Reform and Harmonisation of Arbitration/ADR Laws in Nigeria and currently serves as a board member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration as well as a member, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, The Netherlands.