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Founder

Dr. Gilbert Obiajulu Uzodike, Dsc,mnse, OON

91 Igwe Orizu Road, Ogbe, Otolo, P. O. Box 981, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria.

Tel: 0806-675-7959              Email: gilbertuzodike@yahoo.com

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2010-Date; Ajulu Uzodike & Co, Management Consultants: Founder & Principal Consultant

  • 2008-Date; Conv-Aj Events Ltd, Nnewi: Founder and Chairman of a modern multi-purpose events hosting Centre located at the central district of Nnewi

  • 1977-Date; Adtec Limited, Nnewi: Founder of Venture Development Company

  • 1982-2011; Cutix Plc, Nnewi: Founder and Past Chairman & CEO of a multi-award winning manufacturer of electric and telecom cables; quoted in the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)

  • 1982-2004; Adswitch Plc, Nnewi: Founder and Past Chairman & CEO of multi-award winning manufacturer of electric switchgear assemblies; quoted in the 2nd-Tier of the NSE.

  • 1990-1999; Ugora Ltd: Founder and Chairman of a cosmetics manufacturer, now liquidated

  • 1977-1981; Raychem Adtec Limited, Ikeja: Founder of Branch for Raychem Corporation, USA.

  • 1974-1975; Calabar Polytechnic, Calabar: Mechanical Engineering Lecturer for the NYSC.

 

EDUCATION

  • 1975-1977; Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, USA: Obtained MBA degree in June 1977

  • 1970-1974; University Of Lagos, Yaba: Obtained BSc Mech. Engineering degree in June 1974

  • 1962-1966; C. I. C. Enugu: Passed WASC examination in Division One in 1966

 

PUBLIC SECTOR & OTHERS

  • 2011-Date; Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Anambra State Security Trust Fund

  • 2010-Date; Member, Governing Council of the Anambra State University, Uli

  • 2008-Date; Facilitator of Pastoral Council of the Catholic Diocese of Nnewi

  • 2004-2009; Chairman of the Body of Titled Chiefs of Nnewi

  • 2006-2007; Member, Governing Council of the Akanu Ibiam Fed. Polytechnic, Unwana, Afikpo

  • 2004-2006; Member of the Anambra State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy

  • 2003/2006; Member of Transition Committees for Governors Chris Ngige/Peter Obi

  • 2003; Contested and lost the gubernatorial election for Anambra State through PMP

  • 1967-1970; Rose to Captain in the Biafran Army during the Nigerian civil war

  • Past Vice President-East & Anambra Branch Chairman of Manufacturer’s Association of Nigeria

  • Past President of Nnewi Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture

  • Past President of Nnewi Sports Club

AWARDS

  • 2008; Officer of The Order of The Niger, OON by President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, GCFR.

  • 2006; Honorary Doctor of Science Degree by the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka

  • 2003: Chieftaincy Title as Ozi Uzo Nnewi by HRH Igwe K.O.N. Orizu III, Igwe Nnewi

  • 1971; Nigerian Society of Engineers Best All-Round Engineering Student at the University of Lagos.

  • 1967; Eastern Nigeria under-19 Lawn Tennis Champion

PERSONAL

  • Born at Onitsha on March 25, 1949 to Engr G. M. (Late) and Lady P. O. Uzodike of Nnewi

  • Married to Barr A. O. Uzodike with four daughters and two sons.

  • Grew up in Eastern Nigeria and attended public schools.

  • Over 40 papers written on several themes including: self-reliance, growth, small and medium enterprises (SME), manufacturing/industry, planning/agenda, policy, investing, development, utilities, stability, enabling environment, entrepreneurship and financing.

  • Philanthropy has been directed mostly at needy, neighbours, schools, hospitals and churches.

  • Fund-Raising Ambassador for the Rehabilitation Centre for the Disabled, Old and Tramps, Ozubulu