CMB Photos from the Collection of Harry Geyelin

From the 1960s

As The Chase Manhattan Bank's international public relations officer, Harry R. Geyelin often traveled with David Rockefeller in the 1960s.

His daughter, Toni Geyelin, found a trove of photos from a South American trip of 1965 and wanted to share the pictures with her fellow CAA members.

One photo she found, however, has nothing to do with South America.  The undated picture to the right was taken on the occasion of CMB's entertaining the Nigerian Economic Mission on the 60th floor of 1CMB, though the photo was taken in the lobby.

Front row, left to right:  Hon. Z.B. Dipcharima, Minister of Trade and Commerce; Hon. J.C. Obende, Federal Minister of State, Ministry of Economic Development; William H. Beatty, Jr., Vice President, International Department, CMB; Chief F.S. Okotie-Eboh, Minister of Finance and leader of the Nigerian Economic Mission; King Lowe, assistant manager, CMB, Lagos branch.

Second row: E.U Oton, Information Officer, Nigerian Consulate General;
Dr. A.N. Obonna, Minister of Economic Planning, Eastern Nigeria; Henry R. Geyelin, International - Public Relations Officer, CMB.

Last row: Robert Ware, Foreign Service
Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce,
and Samuel O. Oti,
Acting Nigerian Consul General.


(Photo: Robert Kerekes)