Esv Ibironke Siddqah Ogun-Alaba was born in Shomolu Lagos on the 7th June, 1962, unto the family of (Late) Alhaji Junaid Olatunji Ogun of blessed memory, a devoted Muslim and educationist and Alhaja Sikirat Adunni Lasisi a business tycoon from Ijebu-Ode. Ibironke is from the Royal family of Ogun-Bilesanmi Dynasty of Ijebu-Ode and Orugbo Lagos.
She started her education at Elizabeth Fowler Memorial Primary School Surulere, her secondary school at Muslim Girls High school, Ijebu-Ode. She studied Estate Management at Kwara State College of Technology now Kwara State Polytechnic between 1985 to 1987 for her National Diploma and graduated from Yaba College of Technology (HND, Estate Management) in1990.
Her love for education propelled her to acquire Post Graduate Diploma (PGDE) in Education at University of Ibadan in 2005. She also had her MBA (Marketing) at Lagos State University in 2003-2004.
Her work experience started with Mark Tote Nig. Ltd as a receptionist/account clerk far back in 1983/84, while her journey as an Estate Surveyor started with Industrial attachment at Oguns Commercial Company Limited Fadeyi, Lagos (Property management company) in 1986. She proceeded with an in-service training as Pupil Estate Surveyor with Mark Odu & Co in 1987 and was extended while at Yaba College of Technology for her Higher National Diploma. She had her NYSC in 1992 at Lagos State Development & Property Corporation (LSDPC). In 1993 after her NYSC she was absorbed as a full staff at Mark Odu & Co. as Estate Surveyor and later rose to Head both Agency and Management department before she left in 1995.
She joined City Commercial and Industrial Enterprise in Oregun as Estate Manager in charge of all the company properties at various locations in Lagos state between 1995 to 1997.
After gaining over 10 years of private working experience, she decided to acquire Public experience, hence joined Ogun State Property & Investment Corporation (OPIC) in 1997 as Manager Estate and rose to different levels and cadres from Senior Land Officer to her present position as Director of Estate and Facility Management.
Ibironke with her double-edge experience stands out as a Professional Estate Surveyor & Valuer .She is the first female Fellow and first female Chairman of Ogun State branch of The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors & Valuers. She has equally served at various committees/ capacities at National level.
Ibironke as an experience manager and administrator, co-founder the Old students association of her ALMA matter, play administrative and advisory role in many leading schools and other privately owned company in Real Estate.
Her Rotary journey began in 1986 at Rotaract Club of Kwara State Polytechnic as the Director of Finance and as a Vice President at Rotaract Club Yaba College of Technology Lagos.
She joined Rotary club of Omole Golden in 2011 where she has served as members of various committees: Sergent –at-arm, Vice President, Chair DG visit, Chair Installation Committee, President Nominee, President-Elect and finally Inspiration President 2018-19. She also served at the District level as Committee Member RYLA 2015-2017 and International Friendship Exchange 2016-2017.
Ibironke is a born humanitarian per excellence, she has trained so many children aside her own biological children, she is a disciplinarian, has passion for excellence, a philanthropist, a leader of astute, she is a mentor and inspiration to many young-minds,
She loves cooking, meeting people, doing good and making people happy.
She is blessed with beautiful children who are also excelling in their chosen profession
K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran
Rotary Club of Colombo
K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran is CEO and founder of a publicly listed company with a worldwide clientele in the tea packaging industry. His company, Printcare Plc, is the winner of national and international awards of excellence. He also serves on the board of several other companies and charitable trusts. He is the founding president of the Sri Lanka Anti-Narcotics Association.
A Rotarian since 1974, Ravindran has served RI as treasurer; director; Foundation trustee; committee member, vice chair, and chair; task force member; RI training leader; and district governor.
As his country's national PolioPlus chair, Ravindran headed a task force consisting of the government, UNICEF, and Rotary and worked closely with UNICEF to successfully negotiate a ceasefire with the northern militants during National Immunization Days. He also chaired the Schools Reawakening project, sponsored by Rotary clubs and districts in Sri Lanka, to rebuild 25 tsunami-devastated schools to benefit 15,000 children.
Profile of Otunba Bolaji Olugbenga Onabadejo
The District Governor
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. Bolajihas 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 InvestmentCompany (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 AinaOnabadejo (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.