Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite has over 35 years’ experience in architecture and construction. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (B.E.S. Arch) and a Master of Environmental Design (M.E.D. Arch) from the School of Architecture, University of Lagos. He also earned a Master of Science in Construction Management (M.Sc. Constr. Mgt) from the same university. His career started from Projectscope Nigeria Limited, a ‘design and build’ company, where as a junior architect he was entrusted with the supervision of a two-storey building to house the operations of a bank. From there, he went on to join Modulor Group Architects, a consulting firm of architects and planners, where he was responsible for the design, planning, coordination, supervision and management of so many projects, the most notable being the 30-storey headquarter building for Union Bank Plc on the Marina, Lagos. Olamilekan founded Lekan Adegbite Associates, a consulting firm where he was the Head; and Adkon Limited, a ‘design and build’ company of which he was the Chief Executive Officer. He also served as Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in Ogun State from 2011 to 2019. While serving as the Ogun State Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, he played a key role in the construction of roads, flyover bridges, and other infrastructural development projects in the State. The professional competence he exhibited during the period of his service as a Commissioner in Ogun State contributed immensely to the rising profile of the State. Ogun State has now become an investment hub in Nigeria, owing to the massive infrastructural projects embarked upon across the nooks and crannies of the State.
Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah (OON, FCA), was a banker per excellence. He resigned after becoming an Assistant General Manager of Zenith Bank PLC under ten years. In another ten years in oil and gas sector he built his company into a major oil marketing firm and diversified his business into 16 subsidiaries with thousands of Nigerians under his employment. Background 1. Dr. Uche Ogah was born into Ogah’s Dynasty of Onuaku community, Uturu, Isuikwuato local government area of Abia state. Education 2. He attended Ishiagu High School, after which he proceeded to the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu state where he obtained Upper Credit at Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in 1992 and Distinction at the Higher National Diploma (HND) Level in 1995 in Accounting. 3. He also attended University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) where he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in 2005. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree (Banking and Finance) from Ogun State University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Lagos. 4. He obtained his ACA in 1997. He is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); Fellow, Institute of Brand Management of Nigeria; Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Shipping; Fellow, Employment & Career and member, Chartered Institute of Bankers. Career 5. He began his career as a banker with a year of National Youth Service at NAL Bank Plc in 1996. 6. He worked in Zenith Bank for 10 years where he rose to become an Assistant General Manager. 7. He is the president of Masters Energy Group, a conglomerate with over 16 subsidiaries and interests across a variety of industries. Philanthropy 8. In December, 2001, Dr. Uche Ogah established Uche Ogah Foundation which aims to provide empowerment, poverty alleviation, and providing education for the less privileged. Awards 9. In 2014, he was awarded, a national award – the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the Federal Government of Nigeria. 10. He has Honorary Doctorate degree in Business Administration from Abia State University. Professional membership 11. His professional memberships include: Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); Fellow, Institute of Brand Management of Nigeria; Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Shipping; Fellow, Employment & Career; Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers Member, Governing Council of the Nigeria-Turkey Chamber of Commerce and Industry.