Mr. Hakeem Ogunniran has been conferred with honorary membership of the prestigious Lagos Lawn Tennis Club. Speaking at the event, Mr. Rotimi Edu, President of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club described Ogunniran as eminently deserving of the honour in recognition of his track record of excellence in both personal and professional endeavours. Hakeem Bamidele Ogunniran is the Managing Director of UACN Property Development Company(UPDC). He is a Lawyer, Chartered Secretary and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators holds LL.B, LL.M, and MBA degrees of the University of Lagos. Ogunniran was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985 and was formerly a Law Lecturer at the University of Lagos. He joined UAC of Nigeria Plc. as Manager, Legal Services in 1995 and was later appointed as Western Area Manager and Marketing Manager respectively of GBO/MDS Division of UACN. He was the Divisional Managing Director of MDS Logistics Division of UACN and a Past President and Chairman of Council of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria. A former Fulbright Scholar at Yale School, he has attended various Senior Management and Leadership programmes at Ashridge Management College, UK, Cranfield University, Harvard Business School and London Business School. He was appointed the Managing Director of the Company in January, 2010 and is currently Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Director, Member of Risk & Governance Committee and Member of Finance & Projects Committee.
Mr Ogunniran is also a past President and Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Arbitrators of Nigeria and frequent speaker at international conferences including the Annual African Property Investment Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was the Lead Speaker for Africa at the 1st International Conference on Corporate Governance at Shanghai in May, 2010. Ogunniran leads a UPDC that is regarded as a leading light in property development in Nigeria and he has supervised the construction of the iconic and towering Victoria Mall on Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island; Grandville Estate on Ladoke Akintola Street, Ikeja GRA; Metro Garden in Lekki Phase One; Green Cameron Estate in Ikoyi; Emerald Court in Abuja, among others. He is the recipient of many indigenous and international awards including the Kwame Nkrumah Award for Corporate Governance Excellence and 3INVESTONLINE Man Of The Year. He is widely regarded as a visionary, entrepreneurial and highly qualified senior executive with broad knowledge and experience in strategy formulation and implementation, customer development /management, logistics and supply chain management, negotiation and contract administration, project management, wholesale distribution, marketing, merchandising, change management, managing strategic alliances and general corporate administration. Ogunniran is married with children and his hobbies include table tennis and supporting Arsenal FC .
The event was witnessed by distinguished personalities from all walks of life including His Royal Highness Oba Saheed Elegushi.