Nigerian airline startup, Green Africa Airways has announced the appointment of Mr. Gbenga Oyebode to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Oyebode, who is widely regarded as a legal giant in the country, is the Chairman of Aluko & Oyebode, one of the largest integrated law firms in Nigeria with offices in Lagos, Abuja & Port Harcourt. He was educated at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and the University of Pennsylvania graduating in 1979 and 1982, respectively.
He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (admitted June 1980) and an attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of New York States (admitted November 1983). Mr. Oyebode is the past Chairman of the Section of Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association.
He was Chairman of Access Bank Plc, one of the five largest banks in Nigeria (2005-2015) and he’s the Chairman of Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc (both listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE). He also serves on the Boards of MTN Nigeria, Nestle Nigeria and the Africa Advisory Committee of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Mr. Oyebode was conferred with one of Nigeria’s highest honors, the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) in the year 2000. He was also conferred with the Belgian Royal Honor of “Knight of the Order of Leopold” in 2007. Mr. Oyebode was recently featured on the cover of Forbes Africa as the new face of business in Africa.