Founder and Chairman
Dr. Oba Otudeko, CFR is Founder and Chairman of Honeywell Group and also Group Chairman, FBN Holdings Plc. He is a foremost Nigerian entrepreneur and visionary reputed for his highly successful domestic and foreign investments that cut across diverse sectors of the economy. He served on the board of Firstbank between May, 1997 and December, 2010 when he retired as Chairman. He was also the Chairman of FBN Bank (UK) Limited, Fan Milk of Nigeria Plc, and Airtel Nigeria.
He has, at various times, 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.
Dr. Oba Otudeko holds the Nigerian National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), awarded in 2011. Professionally, he is a chartered banker, chartered accountant and chartered corporate secretary. Dr. Oba Otudeko has also attended executive management training programmes at International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland; Harvard Business School, Boston, U.S.A; and then Arthur D. Little School of Management, U.S.A.
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 founder of Oba Otudeko Foundation (OOF), a not-for-profit organization, and he is married with children.