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Dr. Oladimeji AloIndependent Director

Dr. Alo holds a doctorate degree (with specialization in Industrial Sociology) obtained from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife in 1984. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of Nigeria (NCIArb), and the Nigeria Institute of Training & Development (NITAD).


In a career spanning over fourty years, Dr. Alo had been privileged to work as a university lecturer, a management consultant, and a corporate executive. At various times, he was in the employment of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile-Ife; Price Waterhouse; Coopers & Lybrand; and FITC. Currently, he is the Managing Director/CEO of Excel Professional Services Ltd; a management consulting firm specializing in the areas of Strategy, Leadership and Governance.


At different times, Dr. Alo served as part-time Lecturer at the Ekiti State University, the University of Benin and the University of Lagos. He was once a Visiting Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


Dr. Alo had been very active in the promotion of ethics and professionalism.  In that regard, he served, at different times, as the President of the West African Bankers' Association (WABA); the President/Chairman of Council of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN); the Chairman of the Learning & Development Network International, and the Vice-President of the Nigerian Association of Management Consultants. Currently, he is a Trustee of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN); the Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMAN); the Women in Banking & Finance Association (WINBAFIN) and the Centre for Financial Journalism.


Dr. Alo has had his fair share of board appointments and has continued to support the growth of several leading firms. He had served as Executive Director of Coopers & Lybrand Associates Ltd; Managing Director/CEO of FITC; Non-Executive Director of Nigeria Capital Market Institute (a subsidiary of the Securities & Exchange Commission); Chairman, One World Communications Ltd; and Chairman, School of Banking Honors., Chairman, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc., Chairman, Lewis Berger (Ghana) Ltd, and Independent Non-Executive Director, ARM Life Plc. Currently, he serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Development Bank of Nigeria Plc. and ARM Investment Managers Limited. He is also an External Member of the Advisory Board of the University of Lagos Business School.


Dr. Alo had published several articles in international journals and contributed chapters in several management books. He is the author of Human Resource Management in Nigeria (1999), Editor of Issues in Corporate Governance in Nigeria (2003), and author of Amazing Grace: My Story. My Life (2020).


Dr. Alo is happily married and blessed with many children and grand children.