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Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by ducii: 4:28pm On Nov 04, 2014
As Uzoma Dozie officially resumes today as the new CEO of Diamond Bank PLC, a bank his father founded 24 years ago, we take a look at CEOs of companies founded by their fathers and how they are performing.

Paschal Dozie and Uzoma Dozie



Business mogul and serial investor, Paschal Dozie, founded Diamond Bank in 1990, growing it into one of Nigeria’s top tier banks before resigning as CEO in 2006. Fourteen years and two CEOs gone, the mantle of leadership returned to his family in the capacity of his son, Uzoma Dozie, who has spent the last 20 years mastering his trade in the banking industry.

uzoma

Under the exiting CEO Alex Otti, Diamond Bank had its most successful period, and Uzoma ushered into the hot seat is been watched closely to see if he can better, not just his predecessor’s achievement, but also his father’s legacy.

Many say aside his in-depth experience and intellect, the 45 year old trained chemist has his father’s blood as an advantage. Looking the mentions below, and how well they have performed so far, father’s blood sure looks like an added advantage.



Abdulwahab Iyanda Folawiyo and Tunde Folawiyo


The perfect example of a father to son handover, even more perfect than that of Paschal and Uzoma. Tunde Folawiyo’s father, Abdulwahab Iyanda Folawiyo, began what will become a business empire when he founded Yinka Folawiyo & Sons, an import-export enterprise, in 1957; four years before Tunde was born. Fifty years on, the enterprise has grown into Yinka Folawiyo Group, a diverse conglomerate with interests in shipping, banking, construction, agriculture and energy; and Tunde has grown into, well, the Chairman.

yinka folawiyo

The elder Folawiyo, famous for his business savviness and philanthropy, passed on in 2008 and the baton of his legacy was passed on to Tunde as he became the chairman of the Yinka Folawiyo Group. Tunde has been the CEO and group Managing Director of the group since 1989, and prior to that practised law with the law firm Messrs Ogunsanya & Ogunsanya. Like his father, Tunde’s business savviness continues to manifest; he has held roles on the board of several leading companies among them the Telecom giant MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd where is a director and shareholder.

He has also taken to philanthropy, demonstrated by his involvement in several education institutions, including the African Leadership Academy — a school dedicated to improving the skills of the next generation of African leaders.



Otunba Michael Subomi Balogun and Ladi Balogun


If Ladi Balogun is among the shining stars of Nigeria’s Banking industry, then his father, Otunba Michael Subomi Balogun, is among those who set up its galaxy.


FCMB

The senior Balogun founded, in 1979, the First City Merchant (now Monument) Bank, which was then the first to be established in Nigeria without government or foreign support. He had resigned from his job at a bank two years earlier after he felt cheated out of a deserved Chief Executive position, a depiction of the guts and self-confidence that he is made of.

Just as Otunba is reputed for his courage in founding the bank, his son’s dexterity is remarked as being the key in the expansion of the bank. The junior Balogun since taking over from his father has transformed FCMB from a privately held business to a listed company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2004 and from a merchant bank to full service banking group.



Michael Ade-Ojo and Ademola Ade-Ojo


Michael Ade-Ojo is the archetypical serial businessman, with diverse interests ranging from Automobile to Oil and Gas. However, the most prominent of his ventures is Elizade Nigeria Limited, and it’s here that his son Ademola Ade-Ojo comes in.

Elizade

Michael, now in his 70s, founded Elizade in the early 70s as a trading company handling general textile sales. A few years later, the company grew into an automobile marketing company dealing on only Toyota vehicles and spare parts in Nigeria. Following his company’s decades of a strong relationship with Toyota, it is now the number 1 Toyota dealer in Nigeria.

Michael’s strong relationship with his son Demola, take after his father’s business as the CEO and Managing Director in 2005. Well-grounded in auto business, Demola Ade.Ojo holds a 1st and 2nd degree in Business Administration from universities in the United States of America, and worked there in Toyota Motor Sales Incorporated [TMSI], where he held several management positions. His experience at the aforementioned company is widely seen as a contributing factor to successful leadership of ELIZADE.


http://www.ventures-africa.com/2014/11/four-nigerian-companies-where-ceos-are-sons-of-founders/

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by BigBizzy(m): 5:15pm On Nov 04, 2014
#dope

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by ducii: 5:18pm On Nov 04, 2014
BigBizzy:
#dope

Who is on Drugs? Strange

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by donstevico(m): 9:51pm On Nov 04, 2014
in case

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by phonesNgadgets: 7:58pm On Sep 05, 2015
My Conglomerate is gonna be the next. ( God willing ) smiley

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by Nobody: 8:39pm On Sep 05, 2015
Money. grin
Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by scribble: 8:40pm On Sep 05, 2015
Daddy warbucks

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by saintkel(m): 8:40pm On Sep 05, 2015
Wetin concern me wen I have MissNora by my side.... Sips in my malt!
Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by Nobody: 8:40pm On Sep 05, 2015
You see, you've not succeeded as a business mogul if your succession game is not tight!

Having your child succeed you in itself is a success.

Even the Bible says a good man leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren.

As for we wey our papa work for government till dem retire, na to build strong corporation for our children to manage sure pass.

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by penzino(m): 8:40pm On Sep 05, 2015
Awesome.

We shall overcome and create wealth.
C dljbd1

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by LesbianBoy(m): 8:40pm On Sep 05, 2015
This is rubbish! Children like this end up being ''spoilt brats''. As for me when i am old i will not give my children any of my companies because i know what i suffered to get to where i am today. They will have to suffer like children of the poor to know that life is not a bed of roses!

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by Beesluv: 8:41pm On Sep 05, 2015
cool
Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by femiranking28(m): 8:41pm On Sep 05, 2015
Me self go keep for my children

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by Kayendy(m): 8:41pm On Sep 05, 2015
Congrats to them... will soon join. dem... hope my elder bro no dey nairaland b4 en go kill me overnight

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by aderonkedeborah(f): 8:41pm On Sep 05, 2015
k

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by adesegun121(m): 8:41pm On Sep 05, 2015
2014 post and the mod just get time to move it to frontpage??

And na only God know how many tym toto dikeh post don hit front page..


Well... Nairaland still rock shaaa...

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by Jglad(f): 8:41pm On Sep 05, 2015
hmmm... it is well
Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by Zoharariel(m): 8:42pm On Sep 05, 2015
Na only them waka come?

Where is Raymond Dokpesi and his Son Raymond Dokpesi Jnr., CEO of Daar Communications?

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by YerYer: 8:42pm On Sep 05, 2015
Nepotism.

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by pet4ril(f): 8:42pm On Sep 05, 2015
Kk, odima
Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by misterchris(m): 8:43pm On Sep 05, 2015
Daura President Enterprises... Run by Sons of the North

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by Lobolintin(m): 8:43pm On Sep 05, 2015
Okay oooo...

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by ichommy(m): 8:43pm On Sep 05, 2015
Wow, nice one OP.
Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by jazinogold(m): 8:44pm On Sep 05, 2015
op so u mean seun osewa junior is d CEO of nairaland? wink

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by ayindejimmy(m): 8:44pm On Sep 05, 2015
Waiting for mother and daughter

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by inze(m): 8:44pm On Sep 05, 2015
. . . and the Son's have 'no hair' in common

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by Ayoswit(f): 8:44pm On Sep 05, 2015
Hmmm, hardwork really pays, these men have not only laid down treasures 4 their children but 4 their generatn unborn.

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by naptu2: 8:44pm On Sep 05, 2015
Al-Hassan Dantata → Aminu Dantata → Tajudeen Dantata.


The Dantata Group.

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by StOla: 8:44pm On Sep 05, 2015
The moderator just resumed for duty since 2014.

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Re: Nigerian Companies Where Ceos Are Sons Of Founders Of The Companies by spark4daz(f): 8:45pm On Sep 05, 2015
Goina set d pace for nt only my children bu ma generation...so help me GOD Amen!

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