Montgomery West Africa
John Adeyemi Adeleke is Chairman of Montgomery West Africa. He was educated in England where he ultimately qualified as a Barrister. A Masters in Law programme at Georgetown's Law Center in Washington DC was cut short when his father died, and he promptly returned to Nigeria and qualified as a Solicitor & Advocate of Nigeria. Much of his time since then has been engaged in Trade & Investment Promotion and also Investment Risk Consultancy for foreign investors, although John was also a Partner ''of Counsel" of Nigeria's once largest partner-led commercial law firm, the Law Union. He's most known for his involvement with the World Trade Center of Nigeria in Lagos, and as a Board Member in New York of the World Trade Ceneters Association [www.wtca.org]. He has also been the WTCA's Regional Coordinator for Africa. John has been instrumental in settling Montgomery West Africa in Nigeria, and as WTCN Lagos has also assisted in promoting the trade exhibitions of the Montgomery subsidiary in South Africa, Specialised Exhibitions Pty. Ltd, in recent years. Finally, he was also a member of the the economic and investment sub-committee of the Presidential Policy Advisory Committee (PPAC) of former President, H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, who created the PPAC to formulate the policy thrusts of his government prior to its inauguration in 1999.