FOUNDER – Chief Christopher Ogunbanjo OFR; CON
Chief Christopher Ogunbanjo is a leading Nigerian corporate lawyer, philanthropist and industrialist. He was born on the 14th December, 1923. He is the son of a clergyman and attended Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife and Igbobi College, Lagos before obtaining a Law degree from the London University in 1949.
Chief Chris Ogunbanjo is often described in Nigeria as a Captain of Industry. He has established a reputation for promoting and nurturing industrial ventures. He was an early advocate of domiciliary accounts in Nigeria, which later came to existence through the promulgation of the Foreign Currency Decree 18 of 1985. In the late 1960s, he was among the group of businessmen who supported local equity participation in foreign firms operating in Nigeria.
As a business leader in Nigeria, he has been an articulate spokesman for the organised private sector and has over the years displayed good judgement in his various comments on the direction of the Nigerian economy. Chief Chris Ogunbanjo has served Nigeria in various public capacities.
These include but are not limited to:
The first Chairman of the Nigerian Council for Management Education and Training;
The first Chairman of the governing body of the Centre for Management Development;
The Chairman of the Study Group on Industrial Policy (set up by the Federal Government to examine industrial development in Nigeria in 1984).
The Chairman of the Consultative Assembly on the Review of Company Law in Nigeria.