Dr. Onikepo Olufunmike Akande, OON was a director of both the National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria, (NICON), and Nigeria Industrial Development Bank (NIDB),now Nigeria Bank of Industry.

Dr. Akande is an accomplished Management and Business Consultant as well as a successful industrialist and seasoned administrator and Accountant by training. Dr. Akande was the first woman honourable minister of industry in the Federal Government of Nigeria in December, 1997. She … has been a Director of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc., since February 06, 2012.

Dr. Akande served as a Director of Union Bank of Nigeria plc from April 4, 2008 to December 31, 2011. Chief Mrs. Akande served as a Director of Union Bank. In 2003, the prestigious national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) was bestowed on her in recognition of her outstanding virtues and services to the country.

Chief (Dr.) Mrs. Onikepo Nike Akande is the President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and honorary life Vice-President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture.

She Studied at University Tutorial College London and also Studied Accountancy from University of North London from 1965 to 1968. She also attended Postgraduate programme from Harvard Business School Boston USA, management courses from Oxford University United Kingdom and management courses from Institute for Management Development in Lausanne Switzerland

She is married with children to Chief Adebayo Akande


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