Described by Forbes as the Nigerian Titan of Industry, Olorogun (Dr.) Michael Christopher Onajirhevbe Ibru, OFR, blazed the entrepreneurship trail. At 24, he had partnered with an expatriate and registered his first business, Laibru.
Within a very short period of time, he grew his business into a conglomerate of 25 companies, an outstanding feat in his time and a pacesetter for younger generations in Africa.
Michael Ibru has been fondly described as a philanthropist, visionary and serial entrepreneur whose watchword is excellence. He was a man who believed in entrepreneurship as a vehicle to progress and economic development.
To carry on the legacy of our great founder, the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University holds an annual memorial lecture in his honour. This year, the University is excited to host our guest speaker, Prof. Beverly Hartline of Montana Tech., USA, who is the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Dean for Graduate school.
A renowned physicist, chemist and geophysicist, she has served on the boards of various universities across the United States of America. She is a member of various international bodies and associations and has garnered many awards and honours.
She will be presenting the lecture topic – Great ideas need money: Take Control by Acquiring Resources to Accomplish Your Dreams.