ODOGWU, Chief (Dr.) Sonny Iwedike




MFR, CFR, Administrator, industrialist, insurance consultant businessman, born March 20, 1931, Asaba, Delta State; married Theresa A. Ibike 1962, nine children; Education: Government Elementary School, Lagos, Ilesha Grammar School, Lagos Grammar School; Career: Appointed trainee pilot, Operations Department, Nigeria Airways, 1947-48; trainee Insurance Inspector and later Manager, Norwich Union insurance Company (BEWAC), Lagos, 1948-52; established Dyson and Diket (Insurance Brokers), 1953; appointed Insurance Inspector, Pearl Assurance Company, Holborn, London; Manager, C.T. Bowring (Insurances), London; Manager, Swiss General Insurance Company, Zurich, Switzerland, 1954-58; Assistant Director, C.T. following (Insurance), Nigeria Office, 1958; became Proprietor and Managing Director, African Underwriters Limited; Managing Director, African Prudential Insurance Company Limited, 1966; Director, Robert Bradford Group of Companies (Lloyds) - Odogwu Bradford Savill, Limited, 1967-70; Chairman, Odogwu Group of Companies Limited, since 1970; appointed Chairman, African Prudential Insurance Company Limited, 1976; Chairman, SIO Industries Limited, Asaba, since 1988; Chairman, Sodik Electrical Engineering, Nigeria Lines Limited and Polyropylene Plant, Asaba; Director, Sanyo (Nigeria) Limited and National Fertilizer Company, Onne; Chairman, Newbreed Magazine and Roc International Hotels, Jos; Chairman, The Post Publishing Company Limited, Apapa, Lagos; Publisher, The Post Express Newspapers; associate, Chartered Insurance Institute, London; elected underwriting member, Lloyds; fellow, Nigerian Corporation of Insurance Brokers; Honorary Degree: Honourary Doctorate begree of Law, Lincoln University, USA, 1997. Honourary Doctorate Degree of Law, Imo State University, Owerri, 1999. National Honour: Commander of the order of the Federal Republic (OFR), 2004 Traditional Title: Ide-Ahaba of Asaba, Official Address: Odogwu Group of Companies, 4- 6 Ikoyi Road, Ikoyi, Lagos; Telephone: 01-683-736.
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Profession Administrator , Industrialist
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– Winner, Lifetime Award “Outstanding Personality of the Decade” by Anioma Professionals Forum

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