Abimbola Olurotimi Ogunbanjo OFR (July 11, 1962 – February 9, 2024) was a Nigerian businessman who was the Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, (NGX Group), the non-operating holding company that emerged from the demutualisation of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) from 2021 to 2022.
|Bamofin Abimbola Ogunbanjo
|Date of Birth:
|July 11, 1962
|Place of Birth:
|Date of Death:
|February 10, 2024
Early Life and Education
Abimbola Olurotimi Ogunbanjo was born on July 11, 1962, in Nigeria to the family of Chris and Hilda Ogunbanjo, OFR, CON, a distinguished and foremost corporate lawyer, industrialist and philanthropist.
Ogunbanjo had his early education at Corona School Apapa, University of Lagos Staff School, Claremont School, Hastings, Sussex and Igbobi College, Lagos before proceeding to Millfield School, Street, Somerset, England where he attained his GCE “O” Levels.
Abimbola Ogunbanjo held a B.Sc. (Hons) in Business Administration from the American College, Switzerland. He also held LL.B. from University of Buckingham, United Kingdom.
He had Certificates in International Capital Markets and Maritime Law from the New York Institute of Finance and the University of Southampton respectively.
He provided pro-bono legal services to the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping and the Chris Ogunbanjo Foundation where he also served on its board of directors.
Ogunbanjo was the Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, (NGX Group) from 2021 to 2022. Prior to this, he was the President of the National Council of the NSE from 2017 to 2021.
He served as Managing Partner of the renowned, leading corporate law firm of Chris Ogunbanjo LP (Solicitors), a firm he joined in 1990 after a spell as a credit analyst with Chase Manhattan Bank (Nigeria) Limited.
He served on the boards of several multinational corporations and non-profit organizations including Beta Glass Plc and the Advisory Board of the University of Buckingham Centre for Extractive Studies.
He also served on the Board of GTL Registrars Limited, AIICO Insurance Plc and ConocoPhillips Limited amongst others.
Ogunbanjo was a member of the International Bar Association, Nigerian Bar Association, Institute of Petroleum and a registered capital market consultant with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria.
On February 9, 2024, he was among six people who died following a helicopter crash near Nipton, California, while he was on his way from from Palm Springs Airport to Boulder City, Nevada on a charter flight operated by Orbic Air LLC with Herbert Wigwe, the CEO of Nigeria’s Access Bank, to attend the Super Bowl LVIII championship in Las Vegas..
Abimbola Ogunbanjo Net worth
Abimbola Ogunbanjo has an estimated net worth of $5 millions. Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group).
Abimbola Ogunbanjo is happily married, and has children.