PROFILE OF DR. JOHN M. O. EKUNDAYO
John M. O. Ekundayo is an Engineer turned organisational management and leadership researcher and consultant. He is a native of Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State and attended Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure where he passed out with a Grade One Distinction in 1980. The same year, he was admitted to read Civil Engineering, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1985 from the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria, and practised civil and building engineering in Nigeria for about two decades. He thereafter enrolled and graduated with Master’s degree from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia specialising in Organisational Leadership in 2009. Wanting to to satisfy his quest for further education, he proceeded to do his PhD (Management) by Research and graduated from one of first private university in Malaysia, Universiti Tun Abdul Rasak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in July 2012. The University is named after the 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Rasak and presently has the Chairman of the Board of Trustees as Tun Najib Rasak, the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia, who incidentally is the first son of Tun Abdul Rasak.
John Ekundayo is married to Mary Anike Ekundayo and the union is blessed with children. He is a Registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and also a Corporate Member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (MNSE). He loves singing, reading, writing, and mentoring young minds in order to raise leaders with vision, value and virtues.
Dr. John Ekundayo is presently the Director, Monitoring and Evaluation Department in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget.