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Profile of Otunba Bolaji Olugbenga Onabadejo

The District Governor 2015-16
Bolaji was born on 2nd November,1953 in Abigi,Ijebu Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State. A 1978 graduate of the Department of Estate Management atUniversity of Ife (now ObafemiAwolowo University).He attended St. Thomas Anglican primary School between 1958 and 1963 finishing a year ahead of time required due to academic brilliance. He proceeded to Ilushin Grammar School as one the pioneer students and finished as one of the best students in 1969. He had a short stint as a lecturer in the college of Environmental Studies of Kaduna Polytechnic between 1978 and 1979.
Bolaji honed his skill at MessersOdudu& Co.(Chartered Surveyors) between 1979  and  December,1984 as branch manager from where he resigned to set up Bola Onabadejo& Co. in February I985.He was elected  an Associate of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers in 1982 and registered as a practising Estate Surveyor by the Estate Surveyors  &Valuers Board of Nigeria Registration (A.360) in 1983.He served the Lagos State Branch of NIESV in various capacities between 1984 and 1987 and later became the chairman of the branch from 1997 to 1999.Through his leadership, NIESV got a plot of land from the Lagos State Government which today houses the Lagos State Branch and the Federal Secretariats of the noble institution. He served as a National Council Member and National Treasurer of the professional body from 1997 to 2001. Currently, he serves the NIESV in many capacities both at the Branch and National levels. He has received many awards and honours for his contributions.
A consummate business personality, community leader, professional and a devoted Christian, Bolajihas since grown his firm ( Bola Onabadejo& CO.) into an  icon in the industry with the head office in Ikeja, Lagos State and branches in Marina,Abeokuta and Abuja. Bola Onabadejo& CO. serve as consultants to many private individuals and corporate bodies such as,First Bank PLC,UBA PLC, FCMB PLC,GTB PLC, Keystone Bank Ltd.,Odua Group of Companies among others,He has served  as Director on the board of Abigi Community Bank 1994-2010 and  currently serves  as Chairman of Abigi Microfinance Bank since 2010.He is the Chairman /Chief Executive Officer of BOC Assets Limited. and Director in many other companies. Otunba Bola Onabadejo is a member Council of Otunbas and Chiefs,Abigi,Ijebu  Waterside. Member and Past Chairman Abigi Development Association(Lagos).Baba Ewe of Akile–Ijebu Christians.Balogun of Ijebu Waterside Archdeanary (Anglican Communion).He is a fullyAccredited Preacher of Methodist Church Nigeria since 1998, a sport philanthropist and patron to over 20 associations. He is the 2011 recipient of the highest Methodist Church award Knight of John Wesley.He is also a member of the Central Committee for The Creation of Ijebu State. Bolaji has contributed to the development of Ogun State in many capacities and served as Chairman Joint Board of Ogun State Housing Corporation, Ogun State Property and Investment Company (OPIC)and Ogun State New Towns Development Authority from 1997 to 1998.
Bola joined Rotary Club of Akowonjo as a member at charter in February,1986 and served in various committees and held many portfolios. He became the Club President 1996-1997, a year the club emerged the 2nd overall best in the District.He subsequently began service beyond the club and held various positions and headed many committees which include:
1998       : Zonal Coordinator- Clean Water Programme.
2000-2001 :Chairman,District Conference Committee (with surplus)
2002-2003 : DGSR, Rotary Club of Egbe Provisional
2003-2004 : Chairman, District Club Service Committee
2005-2008  : Assistant Governor
2007-2008   : Chairman, District Community Service. 
2008-2009   : Chairman,New Generation Committee.
2010-2011    : Lieutenant Governor(Supervising 4Assistant Governors)
2010-2013  : Coordinator DTTS
2011-2012    : Membership Development Coordinator
2013-2014  : District Governor Nominee
2014-2015: District Governor Elect
Bolaji is a Major Donor of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. He has attended several Rotary International Conventions. He has also attended many Zonal Institutes and all District Conferences since the past 20 years except in 2007. He has also received many awards from Rotary and Rotaract Clubs.
Bola is happily married to Lady Sarah Aina Onabadejo (Nee Durojaiye), a Paul Harris Fellow and 1982 graduate of the Lagos State Polytechnic.Lady Onabadejo is a past president of the Inner Wheel Club of Akowonjo. The union is blessed with five loving children whoare also all Paul Harris Fellowsand are all doing well by the grace of God.







K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran is CEO and founder of Printcare PLC, a publicly listed printing, packaging, and digital media solutions company. It is arguably the world's largest supplier of tea bag packaging, catering to nearly every major tea brand, with manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka and India. Printcare is the winner of national and international awards of excellence. Ravindran has been a featured speaker at several international print and packaging forums.

Ravindran also serves on the board of several other companies in Sri Lanka and India and charitable trusts, including the MJF (Dilmah) Charitable Foundation. He is the founding president of the Rotary-sponsored Sri Lanka Anti Narcotics Association, the largest such agency in Sri Lanka. During the country's civil war, Ravindran was involved in the business community efforts to find peaceful solutions to the conflict and was a featured speaker at the United Nations-sponsored peace conference in New York for the Sri Lankan diaspora in 2002.

A third generation Rotarian and a member himself since the age of 21, Ravindran has served on the Rotary International Board of Directors and The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees and as RI treasurer.

As his country's national PolioPlus chair, Ravindran headed a joint task force of the Sri Lankan government, UNICEF, and Rotary and worked closely with UNICEF to successfully negotiate a ceasefire with the northern militants during National Immunization Days. Aided by Rotary's efforts, Sri Lanka reported its last case of polio in 1994.

He also chaired the Schools Reawakening project, in which Rotary District 3220 raised more than $12 million to rebuild over 20 tsunami-devastated schools to benefit 14,000 children. He continues to play a role in his club's project to build a cancer prevention and early detection center in Sri Lanka. Once completed, it will be the only dedicated national facility to offer comprehensive screening and early detection services.

Ravindran is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service, Distinguished Service Award, and Service Award for a Polio-Free World.

He and Vanathy have been married since 1975, and they have two children and a recently born grandchild.





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