Gamaliel Oforitsenere Onosode OFR, FCS (Chairman), has had a distinguished career in the private sector of the Nigerian economy. Between 1957 and 1962, he worked at the Commonwealth Development Corporation. He worked variously at the Nigeria Housing Development Society (now Federal Mortgage Bank) Limited, Nigerian Industrial Development Bank Limited and Financial Holdings (Nigeria) Limited. In 1973, he became the first indigenous Chairman & Chief Executive of NAL Merchant Bank Plc (NAL), a position he held until 1979. Mr. G.O. Onosode was appointed the Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Parastatals in 1981. The year after, he became the Chairman of Council of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
In 1983, he was appointed the Presidential Adviser and Director of Budget of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and in the following year, he was also made the Chairman, Federal Military Government Projects Review Committee. He was Chairman of the Nigeria LNG Working Committee for four years and was subsequently appointed, in 1989, the first Chairman of Nigeria LNG Limited. He was President, Association of Pension Funds and Investment Managers, Member, Board of Trustees, The Africa-America Institute and President, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.
Mr. Onosode who was the Chairman, Dunlop Nigeria Plc and Inter-Commerce & Consulting Associates Limited, was also Chairman of Cadbury Nigeria Plc for many years until 1993. He is a Director of several other reputable companies in Nigeria and is Chairman of the Global Missions Board of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. He has to his credit several publications and awards including honorary degrees.