New Board for O'dua Investment Limited Inaugurated, Segun Aina Appointed Chairman

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Friday, May 08, 2020 / 12:27 PM / By South West Governors' Forum / Header Image Credit:


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The South West Governors' Forum has inaugurated the Board of O'dua Investment Limited.


This, among others, was the thrust of a virtual meeting held yesterday, Thursday, May 7, 2020 by the six Governors of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti states; presided over by the Chairman, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, Governor of Ondo State.


The new Board comprises the following:

  1. Dr. Lawrence Olusegun Aina (Osun) - Chairman
  2. Mr. Segun Olujobi (Ekiti)                     - Member
  3. Dr. Tola Kasali (Lagos)                        - Member
  4. Otunba Bimbo Ashiru (Ogun)             - Member
  5. Chief Segun Ojo (Ondo)                        - Member
  6. Seeni Adio Esq SAN (Oyo)                    - Member


The Governors who expressed confidence in the individual capabilities of the Board members said, the choices were made after a careful consideration of their wealth of experience, integrity and deep knowledge of the business environment.


The Governors charged them to reposition and restructure the Organization in order to foster a robust, transparent, accountable and forward-looking tradition that will engender enviable productivity deserving of a regional heritage. 



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About the Chairman - Dr. Olusegun Lawrence AINA, OFR

Dr Segun Aina is a global professional banking leader, internationally rated change driver, influencer and thought leader, respected futurist and a consistent philanthropist. He had three decades of distinguished banking career and voluntarily retired from active banking service after a six years tenure as Bank MD/CEO.


Dr. Aina is the inaugural Chairman of Global Council of Global Banking Education Standards Board (GBEStB) 2017 to date, a past President of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN 2012 to 2014), and past president of the West African Bankers Association (Nigeria Chapter) 2001.


A tech visionary who set up Fintech Associates Ltd as far back as 2002, he is founding President, Fintech Association of Nigeria (FTAN), initiator and founding President of the Africa Fintech Network (AFN), Founder/Chairman, The Fintech Institute (TFI) among others.


Dr. Aina who has been variously described as Nigeria's finTech envoy, incubated a number of successful fintech startups and sits on the Boards of various institutions in Banking, Insurance, Agriculture, Technology sectors etc. He also serves as a member of the UK-Africa Fintech Investment Group, a UK Govt initiative co-Chaired by the Lord Mayor of London and UK Prime Minister Ambassador for Business Fintech.


Dr. Aina is a distinguished alumnus of University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, INSEAD France, Harvard Business School (HBS), IMD Switzerland, and the esteemed Lagos Business School (LBS).


His contributions to the academic sector is legendary - he was a member of the pioneer Advancement Board of Obafemi Awolowo University 2006 to 2012 and currently Chairman Advancement Board of Federal University of Technology Akure (2011 to date), Chairman National Think Tank (initiative of University of Ibadan Research Foundation of which he is a member) and Member, Osun State University Advancement Board.


Dr Aina is Fellow of London Institute of Banking and Finance, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, Institute of Directors, Nigerian Institute of Management as well as Member, Toronto Region Board of Trade, Canada and Canadian Council for Africa.


He holds the Nigeria National honors of Officer of the Order of Federal Republic (OFR) and has received honorary doctorate degrees from three Universities.



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About O'dua Investment Company LIMITED

Odua Investment Company Limited was incorporated in July, 1976 to take over the business interests of the former Western State of Nigeria now comprising Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The company commenced business on October 1, 1976.



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Related LINKS

1.     O'dua Investment Company Limited - The Website is currently in a placeholding position

2.  A History of Odu'a Investment Company Limited (OICL) 1976-2012 - Academia, by A.S. Idowu, University of Ibadan, MA Dissertation

3.      South-West govs dissolve O'dua investment board - Punch, Apr 17, 2020

4.      Odu'a board reappoints Raji, GMD/CEO for 5- year term - Blueprint, Jan 15, 2020

5.      Lagos Joins O'odua Group, Acquires 115m shares - Economic Confidential, Mar 29, 2018

6.      South-West governors admit Lagos into O'dua Investment Group - TheCable, Mar 28, 2018

7.      O'dua Investment Company gets new CEO - Adewale Raji - Blueprint May 05, 2014

8.     Odua Tel warms up for listing on the Exchange - Proshare, Jul 20, 2008



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