LASACO Assurance loses chairman


edwardakinleighThe Chairman of LASACO Assurance Plc, Edward Akin Leigh, passed on at the age of 65 on Monday, November 4, 2013.

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According to a statement from the firm on Sunday, he was an administrator in oil and gas and a business management consultant.

Leigh was educated at the Methodist Boys’ High School and King’s College, Lagos from 1961 to 1967; and graduated from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State in 1971. He also attended the Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, where he obtained an MBA in 1974.

He earned several academic and professional honours and awards over the years. He was a John F. Kennedy scholar at Ibadan from 1968 to 1971; a Fulbright-Hays scholar at Wisconsin from 1972 to 1974; National Young Manager of the Year (1975), in addition to holding several leadership positions and appointments during his school days.

His work experience spanned over 23 years with Mobil Nigeria including extensive tours of duty and several training developmental attachments with  Mobil affiliates and companies in Africa, Europe and USA, during which he held a variety of key management and senior executive positions in supply and distribution, planning, logistics, coordination, downstream engineering and operations, and marketing.

He voluntarily retired as the General Manager, Operations, Mobil, in the early 1994 to organise his own firm, Petroleigh O. G. C. International Limited, an oil and gas coastal bunkering and marine support services company with operational bases in Lagos, Warri and Port Harcourt.

His other professional and business activities included group managing directorship of Services and Materials Management Company Limited, a multi-faceted business and project management consultancy and general services company, as well as directorship in Rotoy Private School, Lekki.

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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