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Meet ELDER GEORGE TUNDE ADEDEJI — PERSONAL PROFILE
Born: June 1 1952 in Osogbo General Hospital, a native of Gbongan in AYEDAADE Local Government area of the State of Osun within the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Elder is married to Grace Olufunmilayo Adedeji (née Fadeyi). The marriage is blessed with two men and two ladies.
EDUCATIONAL PURSUITS: Primary Education was at St Paul’s Primary School Oke Church Gbongan(1959-1963) Gbongan /Odeomu Anglican Grammar School (1965-1966), Baptist High School, Iwo (1967-1969), and Christ School, Ado -Ekiti (1970).
University of Ife(Obafemi Awolowo University) (1970-1975). University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Scotland (1977-1980). Institute of Marketing(United Kingdom)(1980-1981). Redeemed Christian Bible College (1998-1999).
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Pry School leaving Certificate Grd A (1963). West African School Certificate Grd 1 (1969) BSc(Hons)(Food Science and Technology) (1975). MSc ( Food Science and Microbiology) (1979). Masters of Business Administration MBA(1980). Diploma in Marketing. Dip M(1981). Diploma in Theology Dip Th (1999).
WORKING LIFE EXPERIENCE : Lectured in Kaduna Polytechnic 1975-1976(NYSC). Scientific Officer in FDA(NAFDAC) 1976- 1977. Planning Manager, Lipton Nig Ltd (UNILEVER) 1981-1984.
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN: Super Stars Stores Ltd 1984- Date, Scaf Ltd 1986- Date, Tronitek Ltd 1991- Date, SAE Nig Ltd 1992-1998. Director Ayedaade Community Bank 1996-2001. Chairman Askar Paints Nig Ltd (Oodua Group of Companies) 1999-2001, Chairman Wrought Iron Nigeria Ltd(Oodua Group of Companies) 2002-2004. Country Director Omega Renewable Energy and Power Nig Ltd OREP- (a subsidiary of Omega Power Group USA). 2000- Date.
Elder was President of the First Nigerian Food Science and Technology Student Association 1973-1974. Played active role in the formation of Rotary Club of Anifowose Ikeja as the first secretary 1987/88, Vice President 1988/89 and President 1989/90. Recieved the PAUL HARRIS FELLOW 1990, DISTRICT GOVERNOR GROUP REP AWARD 1991 and 1992. MOST SUPPORTIVE ROTARIAN AWARD DISTRICT 9110 in 1992/93. DISTINGUISHED ROTATIAN AWARD DISTRICT 9110 in 1994/95.
A member of the Institute of Marketing UK. MEMBER SMBC of the NIGERIAN – AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1991-1998 and MEMBER Programme Committee of the NIGERIAN-BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and LAGOS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1991-1998.
Elder went through several courses in the UAC Training School in operation planning , personnel appraisal principles and corporate governance. He went through the School of disciples of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and many other short courses in House Fellowship Leadership, Church Growth etc. He has several publications on scientific, socioeconomic and other topical .issues in international, and local journals and newspapers spanning over thirty years.
Elder Tunde Adedeji is one of the leaders of the APC(All Progressive Congress) from the State of Osun and represents the State as a member of the TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL INTEGRATION OF WESTERN NIGERIA.
He also serves on the board of COCOA INDUSTRY LIMITED EDE and OSUN STATE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.