A BRIEF PROFILE OF CHIEF WILLIAMS MAKINDE

PERSONALITY PROFILE OF OLOROGUN WILLIAMS I.I MAKINDE MANAGING DIRECTOR Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission ( DESOPADEC ).

Olorogun Williams I. I. Makinde is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He also has a Doctorate Degree from Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. He graduated with a Second-Class Upper Division in Business Administration from the University of Benin in 1986 and also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Calabar in 1995 and an M.Sc. Corporate Governance from Leeds Metropolitan University, UnitedKingdom. He is also a Chartered Secretary from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (UK).

He worked with Berec (Nig) Ltd as a Store Clerk, Umukoro Group (Nig) Ltd, Pamol (Nig.) Ltd Calabar from 1990 to 1996 where he rose from the position of an Assistant Manager – Commercial to the position of Manager – Finance & Accounts. He moved to PRESCO Plc in Benin-City where he was the Costs Accountant from July 1999 – 2005. He is presently the Chairman of Erhimak Integrated Farms Ltd; Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority after serving as the Chairman of Cross River Basin Development Authority from 2009 – 2012 and the National Treasurer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from 2009 – 2012. 

He has attended several Courses on Management, Accounting and Computer Operations Courses and Workshops in several African countries, Europe and Amercia – Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, National Personnel Management Workshop, Production and Inventory Management, Cost Reduction Workshop, Total Quality Management, Computer Disaster Contingency, Foundation Course in Export Marketing, International Financial Reporting Standard by African Business Network (ABN) South Africa, International Conference for Managers & Procurement Professionals in Accra Ghana, NVIVO – Qualitative Research Software (QRS) in London.

Olorogun Makinde is a Member of several Professional Bodies – Nigeria Institute of Directors (NIOD), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), the Institute of Management Consultants, and the Nigeria Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM).

Presently, he is the Managing Director of DESOPADEC.