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Dr. Edward A. Omotoso Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Omotoso has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of international affairs

Dr. Edward A. Omotoso is a senior special advisor at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a global development arm of the United Nations (UN).

    NEW YORK, NY, September 04, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dr. Edward A. Omotoso with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Omotoso celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Omotoso is a senior special advisor at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a global development arm of the United Nations (UN). With Headquarters in New York, and offices in more than 140 countries around the world, UNDP provides economic development funds and other resources, expertise and experience; advocates for change, and connects to knowledge, for the developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East, to help people build better lives for themselves.

Among other responsibilities during his 30-year career at the United Nations and UNDP, Dr. Omotoso was Secretary of the ministerial-level World Food council, based in Rome, Italy. He was the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Plenipotentiary Conference which established the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a billion-dollar UN agency for funding agricultural development in the less developed countries of the world. Dr. Omotoso was the signatory, on behalf of the United Nations Secretary-General, of the instrument that created IFAD.

He served as UNDP's Director of External Relations, and later as United Nations Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative, and Director of the United Nations Information Center in two southern African countries.

Dr. Omotoso also worked for five years at the Headquarters of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria, There, he was Head of communications and external relations, often serving as Officer-in-Charge of the whole of OPEC Secretariat.

Following his retirement from the UN, Dr. Omotoso was elected to the Governing Board of the Association of Former International Civil Servants (AFICS), in New York. He served as President of this Association (for retirees of the UN system), from 2008 to 2010. Thereafter, he was elected an honorary member, for life, of its Governing Board.

Currently, he is President of Eddy Omotoso Associates, in New York, since 2001.

An esteemed diplomat, journalist, and attorney, Dr. Omotoso is also the author of "A Life Around the World: Surprise International Career Leads to Global Odyssey," an autobiography published in 2008. The book chronicles his upbringing and advancement. It details his education and career path, specifically his rise to several senior positions, where he occupied front row seats at major global conferences and significant political, diplomatic, and economic development events around the world. The book discusses his many important assignments, the places where he worked or visited, and the individuals he interacted with, including Presidents, Prime Ministers, cabinet ministers, and other top-level officials from around the world.

Outside of his book, Dr. Omotoso notably serves as publisher and editor-in-chief of Esa-Oke Today, a community magazine, and he has been a well-known columnist or writer for some of the largest newspapers in Nigeria, his country of birth.

Dr. Omotoso was educated at some of the world's most prestigious universities. He graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, earning a Bachelor of Laws degree, with honors, in 1966. He obtained a Master of Science in journalism at Columbia University, New York City in 1967. He obtained his doctorate in journalism through off-campus distance learning in 1979, and undertook executive education postgraduate studies at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2004.

A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Omotoso has been featured in close to 30 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Politics, Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in the World.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Edward A. Omotoso has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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