Dr. Oba Otudeko, CFR
Oba Otudeko (CFR) is the Chairman, FBN Holdings Plc. and Honeywell Group Limited. He is a foremost and visionary Nigerian entrepreneur reputed for his highly successful domestic and foreign investments cutting 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 founding Chairman of FBN Bank (UK) Limited. 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. Otudeko holds the Nigerian National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) awarded in 2011. He is a Chartered Banker, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Corporate Secretary. He was Chancellor of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State and currently serves as a member of the Office of Distinguished Friends of London Business School (UK). Dr. Otudeko is the founder of Oba Otudeko Foundation (OOF), a not-for-profit organization. He is happily married with children.