Mr. Chima O. Kalu
Secretary, Board of Trustees
A Chemical Technologist by Profession , Mr Kalu is a Consultant URETHANOLOGIST. He is one of the authorities in Poly-urethane Foam technology in the West African sub Region. He has had about Twenty five years exposure in the development of the Urethane industry in Nigeria and Ghana.He specifically contributed in the following areas: • UNDP-sponsored phase out of Ozone-depleting substances(ODS) • Assisted in the revision of Flexible Polyurethane Foam standards at the advent of Co-Polymer Polyols in the Nigerian Market • P.U Foam comprehensive quality control(Laboratory development) • Development of tertiary products from PU Foam scraps • Development of PU specialty products for medical and other needs • Manpower development • One of the Pioneers of Indigenous turn- around Maintenance (TAM) of PU Slabstock Machinery
He was one time General Manager of one of Nigeria’s foremost Foam manufacturing companies -BodeFoam Industries ltd Ibadan.
He had earlier studied Science Technology (Chemistry Option) at the then College of Technology Owerri, between 1979 and 1983.His interest in life Sciences led him to study MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE at the Institute of medical laboratory technology, University College Hospital Ibadan. He qualified as a Medical laboratory Scientist, (Chemical pathology option) in the year 2000.
Earlier in life he had ventured into FREE-LANCE WRITING when his literary genius was unveiled. He wrote for various print media as guest writer/columnist. He also wrote for Radio Nigeria on sports and ‘Schools Challenge’, on contract basis.
A man of diverse calling, he had previously worked in various manufacturing establishments such as Nigersteel company ltd. Enugu, Integrated bedding industries ltd. Aba , Emzor pharmaceuticals ltd. Lagos.
Mr Kalu is a seasoned ADMINISTRATOR who has plied his trade in diverse climes. He is a chartered fellow of the Nigerian institute of Science Laboratory Technology(FISLT), Associate of the Medical Laboratory science council of Nigeria (AMLSCN), Associate member of the Nigerian institute of management (AMNIM), Member Chemical Society of Nigeria(MCSN).
His interest in Human behaviour as it relates to management, led him to study for and obtain a Masters degree in MANAGERIAL PSYCHOLOGY (MMP) from the University of Ibadan. Sequel to his voluntary disengagement from the Private sector, he was absorbed into the services of the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology(NISLT),a Parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. He presently occupies the position of Assistant director, Laboratory services.
Mr. Kalu believes in the Supremacy of Almighty God over everything that exists. And , informed by experience, he has given over his life and affairs to JESUS, as the chief pilot. He is blessed with a wonderful family of wife, Nnenna ,and three children, Roseline, Elizabeth, and Favour.