OKOYA-THOMAS, Chief (Dr.) Molade

MFR, OFR, accountant, industrialist; Born: June 8, 1935; Place: Lagos; married, has children; EDUCATION: Princess School, Lagos, 1942-46; Baptist Academy, Lagos, 1946-56; Balham and Tooting College of Commerce, London, 1956-59; Columbia University, New York, USA, 1981. CAREER: Accountant, CFAO, Lagos, 1959; dir. CFAO Nigeria Ltd., 1975; Transcap Nigeria Ltd, Nigerian Motors Industries Ltd., Nigex Ltd.. Commercial Bank (Credit Lyonnais) Nigeria Ltd; ch: Studio Press Nigeria Ltd., SPN Packaging, since 1978; Deputy MD, CFAO Nigeria Ltd., 1981, CFAO Nigeria Ltd., since 1987; Oktom Investments Limited, C. Itoh and Company Nigeria Ltd..Chiyoda Nigeria Limited; v-ch: Franco-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce; presd. Alliance Francaise. Lagos. 1972; mm: Lagos City Council, 1971-74; Lagos State Development and Property Corporation; ch. Lagos State Sports Council. 1979-83; Sole Sponsor. Annual Asoju Oba Cups Table Tennis (Lagos State Closed Championship). 1968; 3rd All African Games Appeal Fund Committee. National Appeal Fund for Sports Development. Sports Trust Fund Committee; associate mm: Institute of Company and Commercial Accountants; Assoc. Executive, Programme, Columbia University, New York, USA; Institute of Directors: Associate. National Accountants of Nigeria; f. Nigerian Institute of Manegement; chairman Board of Trustees. Telim Balogun Stadium: member Board of Trustees. Lagos Lawn Tennis Club; president Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, 1985-87: member Board of Trustee. Island Club: chairman Board of Trustees. Jones Memorial Hall and Library; Board of Trustees, Governor Memorial Hall; mm. Vision 2010; Traditional Title: Asoju Oba of Lagos; Odofin of Ife; Babasuwa of Remoland; Asalu Oke Ona Egba: National Honour: Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, 2001: awards: African International Award of Merit by Intra West African Communications, 20 November 1999; Honorary Degree: Honorary Doctorate Degree. Lagos State University. Ojo; fli: Chevalier D L'Ordre National du Merit; merit award for Leadership Enterprise in Africa. 1999. Social Club: chairman Lagos Island Club, 1978-80; presd. Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, 1985-87; hob: jogging. lawn tennis; off: CFAO Nigeria Ltd.. 1. Davics Street. Marina. Lagos; tel: 01-2662050; res: Plot 276, Kofo Abayomi Road, Vic toria Island, Lagos.
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