Henry Oloyede Fajemirokun, CON (July 26, 1926 – February 15, 1978) was a trade unionist who later became a prominent Nigerian Industrialist and businessman and one of the country’s dynamic indigenous entrepreneurs who had established and built one of the foremost indigenous private sector business concerns in his time. He was a strong believer in and promoted West Africa’s economic integration alongside Adebayo Adedeji which subsequently led to the formation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
He saw the need for a well-organized private sector and was devoted to developing and strengthening the private sector, he expended considerable resources to advance the activities of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Movement within Nigeria, West Africa and the Commonwealth.
He held various positions in the Chamber of Commerce and industry Movement. He was the 4th President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), The 6th President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the 1st President of the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce (1972–1978) and the co-founder and founding President of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) alongside Sir Adam Thomson, the Chairman of British Caledonian Airways now part of British Airways). He was a member of the Board of Governors and former President of the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC). He was also the Vice-President of, Federation of Commonwealth Chambers of Commerce.
Henry was born in Ile Oluji, Ondo State to the family of Daniel Famakinwa Fajemirokun and Felicia Adebumi Fajemirokun (née Akinsuroju) (b.1891), daughter of High Chief Odofin Oganbule Akinsuroju and Madam Adesemi Akinsuroju, and granddaughter of Omoba Adebamigbei (whose father was the Jegun of Ile Oluji).
He was educated at St.Peter’s School, Ile-Oluji and then at St Luke’s School, Oke-Igbo for his primary education and his secondary education respectively