Mukaila Ayinla Lawal, FCA bagged a BSc in Accounting from the University of Lagos, and a Masters degree in Business Administration (Human Resources) from the Lagos State University.He became a Chartered Accountant in 2001.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), the Institute of Entrepreneurs, and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Lawal is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), London and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

He commenced his career 30 years ago and held several management positions in diverse industries including Radvission Technical Ltd, Vegetable & Fruit Processing Ltd. Honeywell Fisheries Ltd, Akanni Dawodu & Co, (Chartered Accountants), Gafunk Nigeria Ltd among others.

Lawal joined the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 2003 as a Manager in the Internal Audit department and rose to become the head of the department in 2005.

He became the Assistant Director Financial Services in 2009. In 2013 he was moved to the Research and Technical Directorate. He was promoted in 2015 to the rank of Director, Financial Services.

Lawal was appointed the Deputy Registrar, Corporate Services in 2017, a position he held till August 31, 2023 when he was appointed Ag. Registrar/Chief Executive.

He is a member of the Ikoyi Club and other social organizations. He has a passion for charity and community service. Lawal is happily married and blessed with children.