OZOBIA, Chief Engr. Dr Nnamdi Victor

Date of Birth: State of Origin: village/Town: ContactAddress: I hurdsday (Nkwo) 21s'April, 1949 Anambra Onitsha 17, Kayode Abrahim Street, Victoria Island Lagos Chief Engr. Dr. Victor Nnamdi Ozobia is a renowned Marine Engineer of International repute, an Architect of note par excellence, an accomplished Administrator who had madea mark in the world of Marine Engineering NavalArchitecture and very remarkably in Administration. Even whenhe is well known for his expertise in Marine Engineering, his administrative acumenis also phenomenal and he has used his ingenuity in all these areas for the good ofthe people and for service to his Country and humanity. Education and Training • University of Ilartford 1972-1974 • University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. USA 1974-1975 • University of Michigan. USA 1976-1977 He was an outstanding performance and excellent results all through these institutions attended. Qualifications Obtained • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 1974 B.Sc (Combined) NavalArchitecture/Marine Engineering 1975. • M.Sc Engineering 1977 Professional Activities and Work Experience • }Je began his landmark professional achievement in overseas as Engineer in charge ofimpact test: Design and omission control text at Chryster Corporation Chelsea. Became Senior Manager. Expatriate Staff, responsible for Engineering Managemenl at Michelin Ov erseas. France and later Michehn Nigeria. 1979-1980. . . . ... . . , , Now back fully in Nigeria, he became Ag. Head. Marine Maintenance, responsible for serv ice and repairs ol vessels at Nigerian Institute ol Oceano«ranhv and Marine Research 1980-1981. . Tw0 Wand watery and HydropicS^_^^^S!Z^I^^^JZZJmi Lagos sue ofth. Dockyard Sitecieanim. P™)"15' •-. .asappoinu various Buoy cor . The highpdintofhis • Njgeru land waterway Hydrograpluc Survey vesscs mm'"^ ,,:,,!„„ ofthe co„,p|ced site of th. Membership of Professional Bodies • Nigerian Society of Engineers Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Life Member. • The Instituteof Marine Engineer, England: Fellow (CENG FIMARE) • Institute of Marine Engineers Nigerian Branch • Council of Registered Engineers of Niger Membership of Select Committees • Member. Executive Council Nigerian Society of Engineers. Co-ordinator, Naval Architect/Marine Division Nigerian Society of Engineers (SNAME). • Member Committee of Division Chairmen Nigerian Society of Engineers. SpecialAchievements and Contributions to Society • He vvas actively involved in the Construction oftwo Inland Water Passenger Ferries for the Federal Urban Mass Transit Programme on 24'" July 1990 Also in theConstruction ofanoffshore buoy (First ofits kind inAfrica) for theShell Petroleum Development Company ofNigeria Commissioned by the then President Gen. Ibrahim Babangida • At Nigerdock. he helped in the construction of a FlareBuoy forTexaco in 1992. • Also in the Construction of a Calm Buoy for Imdoco of Los Angeles Healso helped in the Construction of three Gun Supports for the Nigerian Navy in 1993. At Nigerdock. a 1000 passenger twin hull ferry boat (Catamaran) vvas built for the Lagos State Government Commissioned Mrs. Marian Abacha in January 1995. He vvas instrumental to the endownment of a Professional Chair in Engineering Economics at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology Nigeria Awards and Honours • He is a recipient ofthe 1988 "IX INTERNATIONAL TROPHY FOR TECHNOLOGY" for his contribution to the development of Marine Services in the Third World Countries by the Trade Leaders Club. Frankfurt Germany • A recipient ofThe Presidential Merit Award ofthe Nigerian Society of Engineers. 1990. • lie vvas selected as one ofthe 50 most fascinating business people ofthe year 1990 by Sunday Concord Annual Business Project • A recipient ofthe Maritime Reports Association of Nigeria Merit award, as the Most Outstanding Chief Executive ofthe year 1990. • A recipient ofthe 1991 National Productivity Merit award by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Gen. Ibrahim Babangida. Rated the highest honour for a Nigerian Citizen in production and only presented by the president himself. • The illustrious Sons ofAnambra State Awardby the AssociationofAnambra State Development Unions (AASDU) 1992. • Arecipient of an Honorary Fellowship Award bytheGoverning Council ofYaba CollegeofTechnology Lagosin recognition of hisoutstanding contribution to technical education in Nigeria and his keen interest in the development of "Yaba The Great", Presented by Admiral A. Aikhomu Extra Curricular Activities • Member. Lagos Lawn Tennis Club • Member, Ikoyi Club • Member. Apapa Club • Member, Beachland Boat Club Adedicated Supporter of Sports (This is evidenced inhis formation and encouragement of Nigerdock Football club, a club thatmade waves then in the National League. • He is an ardent boxing fen. This is manifested in his setting up aBoxing Team at Nigerdock which had amongst its members very renowned boxers who actively participate at State, National and international tournaments. Hobbies include: Boat riding. Tennis and Hunting. Engineer Dr. Victor N. Ozobia is happily married to his lov ing and good wife Mrs. Silver Nkiru Ozobia and blessed with 4 children. Chieftaincy Title
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