OGUNBANJO, Chief (Dr.) Christopher Oladipo




OFR, CON, LL.B, BL; lawyer, industrialist, administrator; born: December 14, 1923; hometown: Erunwon, Ijebu-Ode; state of Origin: Ogun; married: Hilda Adunola Ladipo, 1953 (deceased); No of Children: three son, four daughter; Education: St. Philips School, Ife, 1933-35; Oduduwa College, Ife, 1936-37; Igbobi College, Lagos, 1938-41; Lincoln's Inn, London, 1948-50; London University (External Student), 1949-50; Career: Called to the Bar, 1950; Private Legal Practice, 1950; snr. Partner, Samuel Chris and Michael, Solicitors. 1952-61; Legal Consultant, since 1978; chairman, Chairman, Metal Box Tokyo Glass Nigeria Limited; Associated Electronic Products Nigeria French Insurance Company Limited since 1987 Union Securities Limited; Chairman, Allied Biscuit Company Limited Liberty Nigerian Section, International Commission of Jurists, 1960-66; Roche Nigeria Ltd; Guinea Glass PIc; former chairman/director. West African Batteries Limited, Ibadan; Chairman Smurfit Cases Nigeria" Limited; Chairman, Nigerian French Insurance Company Limited, since July 1987; founder/ member Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, 1961, presd. 1968- 70, 1974-76; Leader, Nigerian Trade Delegation to the USA, 1973; mm. Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, since 1961; honorary life v-presd. since 1979; Leader, Nigerian Delegation, UN Conference on the Rule of Law, Rio, Brazil, 1962; founder/member, Nigerian- British Chamber of Commerce, Nigerian Chapel, since 1977, Life Patron, since 1987; life v-president. Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industries. Mines and Agriculture NACCIMA), since 1983; first chairman Nigerian Council for Management Education and Training, Centre for Management Development 1972-76; trustee/founder, Chris Ogunbanjo Trust Fund, University of Lagos. 1974; founder/member. The Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria, since 1979; mm: Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, 1979; Nigerian Stock Exchange; chairman Federal Government Industrial Policy Study Group, 1984; Beta Glass PIc, Iddo House, Lagos; presd. Nigerian Maritime Law Association, since 1980; fellow Nigerian Institute of Management 1986; v-presd. Ogun State University Foundation, 1985-87; presd. 1987; founder/trustee. Dr. Elias Chair of Jurisprudence, University of Lagos] 1987; founder, Chris Ogunbanjo Foundation, since 1993. Traditional Title: Asiwaju Ijebu-Imushin; Larinja of Egbaland, Baba Ijo,Church of Epiphany, Erunwon, IjebuOde; Bagbimo of Ilugun, Abeokuta; Lerinja of Egbaland; Olotu of Ijebuland;. National Honours: Confered with Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), 1982, Commander of the Niger, 2001. fh: Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau, Netherlands, 1981. Honarary Degree: Honorary Doctor of Civil Laws, Obafemi Awolowo University, 1987; Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Lagos, 1988; Honorary Doctor of Science, Ogun State 1990 University, Ago-Iwoye. Publication: Nigeria's Economic and Industrial Development - Which Way? Nash Publications, 1983; Nigeria, the Search for Economic Stability, Union Securities Limited Publication, 1986. Social Club: Island Club, Lagos, since 1952; committee mem. 1954; Lagos Boat Club; past presd. Lagos Doyen Lions Club; life mem. Lagos (Doyen) Lions Club, since Nov 2001, Metropolitan Club, Lagos, Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi Club, Lagos. Hobbies: swimming, tennis, reading, off: Union Securities Ltd, 3 Hospital Road, Lagos. tel: 01-2690367-8, 2633218, 2633290, 633360.
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