ENGR. DR. A. BANJO
Born in 1928, Engr. Dr. Ademola Banjo attended Kings College, Lagos between 1941 and 1946. From 1947 to 49, he was at Yaba High School from where he proceeded to University of Manchester in the United Kingdom for his B. Sc. Mechanical Engineering and Ph. D. Metallurgy in 1952 and 1956 respectively. In 1962, he was at Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration for an Advanced Management Diploma.
Engr. Banjo is a versatile engineer and has worked and served as consultant to many international organizations. He was a senior Engineer, English Electric Company Limited, Leicester from 1956 to 1957, a Research Officer with the Nigerian Railway Corporation from 1957 to 1959 and moved to the Electricity Corporation of Nigeria (ECN, formerly NEPA), now Power Holding Company Plc ( PHCN) , where he was Assistant General Manager from 1959 to 1963, he later became General Manager and thereafter Acting Chief Executive from 1964 to 1967. Between 1967 to 1974, he was Head of Science and Technology at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From 1978 â€“ 1980, he was Chairman of the Board of Dobbie, Banjo, Kafam and Associates, a firm of Consulting Engineers. Since 1976, he has been Chairman and Managing Director of Niforbolt Industries Limited, Lagos.
Dr. Banjo has served in many capacities; he was member of Council of COREN 1974-1977; Member, African Research Prize Committee, Haile Selassie Foundation, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1970-1973; Member, African Advisory Committee, International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi Kenya, President, African Regional Standards Organization (ARSO) Nairobi Kenya. Dr. Banjo who is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management (and its life patron) is a Foundation Fellow of the Academy of Engineering.