18/01/2016

Ademun Odeke joins Southampton Rotary

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Ademun is a Ugandan- born naturalised Briton. Exiled from Uganda during the Idi Amin dictatorship in the early 70’, he spent some time in East and Central Africa, later completing his legal studies at the University of Dar es Salaam. Following brief employments as a Legal Officer with the Tanzania Investment Bank, the East African National Shipping Line (Mombasa) and the East African Harbours’ Corporation 1976-1978 (Dar es Salaam), he pursued a masters and a doctorate at Southampton University Law School, 1978-1982.

He taught the Law of International Trade and International Maritime Law and Policy at a number of UK from 1982to 1996, simultaneously with consultancy to the United Nations and its Specialised Agencies. He later joined the United Nations full time serving at the International Maritime Organisation (London), the International Atomic Energy Agency (Vienna) and the UN Secretariat (New York) 1996-2010. He spent 2013-2014 on a UK/US Fulbright Commission and Lloyd’s of London Insurance Fellowship at Tulane University in New Orleans, researching on Insurance of International Trade and Foreign Investments.

Although widely travelled, Ademuni has lived in Southampton on and off since 1978. As well as supporting national and local charities, Ademuni in collaboration with others, established a charity running a pre-school and water projects in his ancestral village in rural Uganda. Now retired, Ademuni divides his time between completing some publications, seeing to remaining Visiting Professorships, supporting the Ugandan and local charities, consulting and desperately trying to reduce his, now rising, golf handicap.

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