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For being a model performer and an ex­emplary leader both in the public and pri­vate sectors; for his humility, focus and a large vision of service spanning over four decades and impacting humanity, Chief. Kolawole Babalola Jamodu, CFR, is The AUTHORITY Icon.
His compelling humility belies the fact that he is vastly expe­rienced in both the public and private sectors and has clearly dem­onstrated that these two complemen­tary arenas can indeed leverage society. His array of portfolios in diverse turfs speaks to what discipline and passion can achieve when wedded to purpose and hard work. Meet Chief. Kolawole Babalola Jamodu, CFR.
Chief Jamodu served as first Nigerian finance director of Paterson Zochonis Group of Companies, (PZ), the first Ni­gerian managing director of a trading subsidiary of PZ, and the first Nigerian chairman and CEO of PZ for 10 years. He joined PZ in 1975, where he re­corded a number of achievements. His expertise lies in the areas of accounting, finance and management. He has had a long spanning career with PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc.
He has been the chairman of Nige­rian Breweries Plc since January 1, 2008 and has been its None-Executive Direc­tor since March 1, 2006. He has been the None-Executive Chairman of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc since November 1, 2014. He was also the chairman of Universal Trust Bank Plc until Febru­ary 2001, when he was appointed Min­ister of Industry by the federal govern­ment, under former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He has been a Director of United Bank for Africa Plc since Janu­ary 9, 2007. He served as a Director of AshakaCem Plc until March 10, 2015.
He served as a Director of Honey­well Flour Mills Plc from 2004 to July 15, 2011. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Nigeria (IMA) in 1977, the Chartered Institute of Accountants in 1977 and the institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in 1968. He was the first Nigerian Chairman/CEO of Paterson Zochonis Group of Compa­nies. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, USA and a fellow of several professional institutes, including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, Chartered Insti­tute of Secretaries, Chartered Institute of Taxation and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
He is a recipient of the national hon­ours of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR), Of­ficer of the Order of the Federal Repub­lic of Nigeria (OFR) and a recipient of the National Productivity Merit Award - adjudged the most Productive Chief Executive. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School, Boston, Mass. USA from 1986 to 1987.