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Oba Gbadbo


HRM Oba Michael Adedotun Gbadebo, CFR, is the Alake (King) of Egbaland, Ogun State, Nigeria, and Chairman of the Board of Oando PLC.

He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on April 10, 2006. Prior to his coronation as the Alake of Egbaland in 2005, HRM Gbadebo had a successful career in the Nigerian Army culminating in his appointment as the Principal Staff Officer to the Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters from January 1984 to September 1985. He was also awarded military honours including the Forces Service Star and the Defence Service Medal. He has served on the boards of several companies including Ocean and Oil Services Limited and currently serves on the boards of charity and cultural organizations some of which he founded himself.

HRM Oba Gbadebo obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1969 and he graduated from Command and the Staff College of the Nigerian Armed Forces in 1979.

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