AIESEC holds Omolayole lecture series
This year lecture is being hosted by the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), where he served as past president. This year’s theme is “ Development Strategies for Job Creation and Economic Growth”.
Dr. Michael Omolayole was born over 65 years ago in Ijebu-Mushin, Ogun State. He obtained a Post Graduate diploma in Education from Oxford University in 1954, having gone through St. Gergory College, Lagos (1943-1947) and the University of Ibadan (1948-1952).
His career started in 1952 as science teacher at St. Gergory’s College, Lagos where he was until 1958 when he joined Lever Brothers Nigeria Limited as Training Manager.
In Lever Brothers, Dr. Omolayole proved his outstanding qualities and within seven years had risen to the post of a Personnel Director. He became Vice Chairman of the company in 1971, a post he held until 1975 when he was appointed the first Nigerian Chairman and Managing Director.
Dr. Omolayole has been Chairman and /or Director of various companies outside Lever Brothers. He was a Director of UAC of Nigeria Limited from 1969 to 1974, Director and later Chairman of National Bank ofNigerian (1972-1975).
He is at present the Chairman of Board of Directors of Chemical and Allied Products Plc, Ogun State University Investment Company, American International Insurance Company Plc. (AIICO) and Industrial Gases Plc.
He also seat on Board of Nestle Foods Nigeria Plc.
A management expert in his own right who has written so eruditely on various aspects of management, Dr. Omolayole has been considered worthy of, and performed creditably in offices that command heights of our economy.