Shofola is a Legal Practitioner with years of experience in Governance, Risk and Compliance support formajor Corporates. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons) (Second Class Lower Division) from the University of Lagos, and a B.L. (Second Class Upper Division) from the Nigerian Law School, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999. He started his corporate career as a Legal Officer at Stallion Property & Development Company, a Joint Venture company of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Oando Plc. , and at various times in his career provided Legal, Compliance and Secretarial services at Intercontinental Properties, Siemens Nigeria, Access Bank Plc, and First Bank of Nigeria.
At FirstBank, Shofola was Assistant Company Secretary, and serviced the Board of the Bank, and subsidiaries within the FirstBank Group. He was a member of the inaugural stream of the FirstBank Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP01).
He is a Chartered Secretary (ACIS), Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Nigeria (ISCAN), a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Member, Society For Corporate Governance, Nigeria. He holds a number of Governance, Risk and Compliance-related Certifications.