The Chairman of Honeywell Group, Dr. Oba Otudeko, CFR, has been conferred with a special recognition award by the Ogun State government in appreciation of his outstanding contributions to the development of the state and the country at large. This was part of activities marking the 40th anniversary celebrations of Ogun State, the ‘Gateway State’.
An indigene of Ogun State from Odogbolu, Dr. Oba Otudeko, who has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the state, was honoured amongst five other distinguished icons of the state.
Otudeko expressed gratitude to the governor, Ibikunle Amosun and the good people of Ogun State for the honour. “I congratulate other worthy awardees. We are all proud of what Ogun has achieved in its 40 years of existence and what the present administration of Governor Ibikunle Amosun is doing, especially in the area of urban renewal. I promise to continue to use my God-given endowments to further the cause of development in Ogun State.”
Dr. Oba Otudeko, CFR is founder and chairman of Honeywell Group and also Group Chairman, FBN Holdings Plc. He was, at various times, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria, FBN Bank (UK) Limited, Airtel Nigeria and Fan Milk of Nigeria Plc. He has also served on the Boards of Central Bank of Nigeria (1990 – 1997), Guinness Nigeria Plc (1999 – 2003), British American Tobacco Ltd (2001 – 2004) and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, headquartered in Lome, Togo (2002 – 2010).
Between September 2006 and August 2009, he was the 16th President and Chairman of Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Professionally, he is a chartered banker, chartered accountant and chartered corporate secretary.
Dr. Oba Otudeko holds the Nigerian National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), awarded in 2011. He was Chancellor of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State from 2001 to 2010 and currently serves as a member of the Office of Distinguished Friends of the London Business School (UK). Dr. Oba Otudeko is the Promoter of Oba Otudeko Foundation (OOF), a not-for-profit organisation.
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