Gbenga Oyebode Biography, Net Worth, Profile & Age
BIRTH NAME: Oluwagbemiga Oyebode
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DISPLAY NAME: Gbenga Oyebode
NET WORTH: $350 Million Dollars
Gbenga Oyebode was born on the 30th of March, 1959. At secondary level, he schooled at Christ’s School, Ado Ekiti. After his schooling at the Ado Ekiti school, he proceeded to the Obafemi Awolowo University (previously known as University of Ife) where he studied law, and graduated in 1979 with an LL.B (Bachelor of Laws).
In 1980, Gbenga Oyebode earned an admission as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In 1982, having obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree, he graduated from studying Law at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained a Master of Laws degree (LL.M).
Immediately after his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, he began his career as an associate with White and Case in New York City, where he worked till 1983. He eventually moved from working with the White and Case in New York City, to working at Gulf Oil (known now as Chevron) in Houston, United States.
He’s the cofounder of Aluko & Oyebode, a law firm he cofounded in 1993 with Bankole Olumide Aluko, SAN. Prior to founding the aforementioned law firm, he worked with Ajumogobia, Okeke, Oyebode and Aluko (Barristers, Solicitors and Notaries), and left the firm in 1992.
Gbenga Oyebode serves as the chairman of an organization that has focus on development of a leadership movement in Nigeria – Teach Nigeria. The organization has the plan and aim of eradicating educational inequity through the establishment of a movement of leaders across Nigeria.
In 2001, he was conferred the title of the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) by the Nigerian Government. He was also conferred the Belgian Royal Honour of “Knight of the Order of Leopold”. Gbenga Oyebode was awarded a Lifetime Contribution to Law award by the Law Digest Africa Awards on the 27th of June, 2015.
He’s a board member of MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, Nestle Nigeria, and is the chairman (as of 2018) of Okomu Oil Palm PLC, and CFAO Yamaha Motor Nigeria Limited. In 2012, he was elected the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association’s Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL) – a position he held till 2014. Gbenga Oyebode is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
He holds membership of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He also serves on the Africa Advisory Committee of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
On the 30th of July 2015, Gbenga Oyebode decided to retire as the Director and Chairman of Access Bank PLC. He had worked with the bank for a stint of roughly 13 years, and had taken leadership roles all through the years.
The buoyant lawyer is married to Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode. They reside in Lagos State, Nigeria, and have been blessed with children.
Gbenga Oyebode has an estimated net worth of $350 million dollars. He earns from business activities and from his professional career as a Nigerian lawyer.
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