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Professor Oladapo Abraham Afolabi, CON, CFR, Board Chairman

Professor Oladapo Abraham Afolabi, CFR, is the Chairman, Ibadan Business School Board of Advisors.

He attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he acquired B.Sc (Hons) Biochemistry (1975), Msc. Biochemistry (1978) and PhD Applied Chemistry (1981).

Professor Afolabi won a fellowship at Howard University as an International Atomic Energy Agency Fellow in 1983. He taught at Obafemi Awolowo University, the University of Zimbabwe and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho. He is an Applied Chemist/Biochemist who has specialized in environmental and food/nutritional chemistry. He began his academic career in 1976 as a Graduate Assistant at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and where he rose to the position of Reader in 1990 and taught at Obafemi Awolowo University, the University of Zimbabwe and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho. In November 1990, he was appointed Professor and Head of Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.

On October 20, 2006, Professor Afolabi was appointed as a Permanent Secretary of the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria. As a Permanent Secretary, Professor Afolabi has served in various ministries including Federal Ministry of Labour, June 2007 - November 2007, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, November 2007 - February 2009, Cabinet Secretariat, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, 2009 - August 2009 and Federal Ministry of Education, August 2009 - November, 2010.

In August 2009 he was again appointed permanent secretary at the Ministry of Education, where he helped end a three-month strike. Professor Afolabi was sworn in as Head of Service on 18 November 2010.

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