Chief (Dr) Ademola Adeshina Folarin Williams is a meticulous physician with a high sense of duty, forthrightness and uprightness. He is respected by his peers and has been recognised as one of the leading medical doctors in his native Egba Land, Ogun State and Nigeria in general. As a successful professional, he has provided medical consultancy services to many individuals and organizations including government agencies and private firms. His expertise covers the areas of Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as Surgery. He is the Chairman/Medical Director of Folarin Fountain Hospital as well as Zion Medical, Pharmaceutical and Laboratory Company Limited. He is the Founder and Vice Chairman of Floral Fountain Health Foundation.
Ademola was born in Aba, Abia State in 1957, but his state of origin is Ogun. He had his primary education at Surulere Baptist School, Lagos (1962-1969) and his secondary education at Methodist Boys High School, Lagos (1970-1974). He obtained the Higher School Certificate (Advanced Level) in 1975. He bagged the M.B.B.S. from the University of Lagos in 1981. With the aid of Federal Government Scholarship, he returned to the University of Lagos and eventually earned the Advanced Diploma in Management in 1995.
A most erudite medic, Folarin Williams has a stack of professional qualifications. He bagged the Postgraduate Certificate in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Medilag Consult, University of Lagos in 1995. He holds several qualifications from the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria including Postgraduate Certificate in Surgery, Postgraduate Certificate in Health Resource Management; Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methodology in Medicine.
Dr Folarin Williams did the medical Housemanship at the then University of Ife Teaching Hospital between 1981 and 1982. He was a full time Medical Officer at Maryland Specialist Hospital between 1982 and 1987. He was also the Locum Medical Officer at Crystal Specialist Hospital in 1987. He was the pioneer Head of the Medical Unit of the National Aviation Handling Company between 1987 and 1988.
This medical guru of our time has rendered consulted to several distinguished organizations including the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); Great Nigeria Insurance Company; LASACO Assurance Plc; United Bank for Africa, Royal Exchange Assurance Plc; Berger Paints Plc; United Geophysical Company Plc; Gateway Bank Plc; Societe Generale Bank Plc; Afribank Plc; Crusader Insurance Plc; and Afromedia Nigeria Plc.
He has attended several professional seminars and conferences within and outside Nigeria. He belongs to a good number of professional organization including the Nigerian Medical Association; Health Care Providers Association of Nigeria; Association of General and Private Medical Association; Society of Occupational Health Physicians of Nigeria; American Public Health Physician of Nigeria; Institute of Health Management, UK and Nigeria Institute of Management. He is Fellow of the following institutions: Institute of Directors, Nigeria; Institute of Directors UK; Institute of Management Consultants; Certified Board of Administrators of Nigeria; British Institute of Management; American Public Health Association; Association of Business Executives, London.
He won an honorary doctorate degree from Kessington University, USA in 1998. He was honoured with the West African International Gold Award for Academic Enterprise in 2001 as well as the African Leadership Role Model Gold Award by the Leadership Digest International in 2008. His other awards are Role Model Award by Education Update Journal (2008); Eminent African Leadership Merits Award (2008) and the Distinguished Service Award by Rotaract Club of the University of Ibadan. He holds several traditional chieftaincy titles including Bashorun of Agege, Lagos; Aare Basegun of Gbagura Egba; Oganla of Ojokoro; Asagun of Adesola, Iju Ishaga; Otunba Obatunwase of Ibiade Waterside and Logemo of Egbaland. Folarin Williams won the PSR Grand Awards for Productivity in Africa in 2010.
Aside from the tight nature of his professional calling, he has proved himself to be very sociable. He is an active member of many social and humanitarian organizations including: Island Club; Yoruba Tennis Club; Musical Society of Nigeria; Lagos Country Club; Opebi Lions Club; Abeokuta Club and Nigeria Britain Association. He is a patron to Rotary Club of Victoria Island, Lagos; Dynamic Club, Lagos and the Nigerian Boys’ Brigade (Hoares Memorial School). He is a member of the Governing Council of Sound Hope Schools, Lagos.
Ademola Folarin Williams is married. His hobbies include reading, listening to good music, playing the piano and playing lawn tennis.