Gbenga Oyebode


Gbenga Oyebode has been Managing Partner of Aluko & Oyebode & Co since 1993.

Oyebode is the President of Okomu Oil Palm Company and Access Bank. For over years, he has developed significant experience in the project finance, corporate law, energy and natural resources, telecommunications and aviation law.

Oyebode serves as the Chairman of The Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc.

Oyebode served as Non-Executive Chairman and Director of Access Bank Plc, formerly, Access Bank Nigeria, until July 2015.

He has been a Director of Nestle Nigeria PLC since February 2014 and Socfinaf SA since 2011.

He serves as a Non-Executive Director of The Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc and Crusader Nigeria Plc. He serves as on the Board of Crusader Insurance PlC respectively.

Oyebode serves as a Director of MTN Nigeria.

He is on the Africa Advisory Committee of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and the Nigerian Leadership Initiative.

He is the Chairman of the Section of Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association, a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) and Belgian Royal Honour of Knight of the Order of Leopold.

He is a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (admitted June 1980) and Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of New York State (admitted November 1983), and the American Bar Society of the International Law.

Oyebode was educated at University of IFE (LL. B Honours) and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (LL. M Honours) where he graduated in 1979 and 1982, respectively.


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