AYOOLA OBA OTUDEKO, OFR
FCA, FCIB, FCIS (Hons), D.Sc (Hons)
Dr. Oba Otudeko, OFR is an astute and highly visionary investor and entrepreneur whose domestic and foreign interests cut across diverse sectors of the economy. Professionally, he is a Chartered Banker, Chartered Corporate Secretary and a Chartered Accountant.
Over the years, he has also attended management courses at several prestigious institutions, amongst which are the Harvard Business School, the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne Switzerland, and the Arthur D. Little School of Management.
Oba Otudeko is currently Chairman Honeywell Group, Airtel Nigeria and Fan Milk of Nigeria Plc. Dr. Otudeko retired as the Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Plc after 12 meritorious years on the Board of the Bank. He also served on several Boards including the Boards of Central Bank of Nigeria, Guinness Nigeria Plc and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI). Between September 2006 and August 2009, he was the 16th President and Chairman of Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
As a public-spirited leader, he was formerly Chairman of the National Maritime Authority; Member, Constituent Assembly responsible for drafting a new Constitution, 1988 to 1989, and Council Member, Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria. He was the Chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State from 2001 to 2010 and has also served on the Africa Regional Advisory Board of the London Business School, where he is now a member of the Office of Distinguished Friends.
In recognition of his many contributions to the economic and social development of Nigeria, Oba Otudeko was conferred with the Nigerian national honour of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) in 2003.