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Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by Jarus(m): 11:55am On Mar 17, 2009
Who is your role model in corporate Nigeria. I mean who among Nigeria's top CEOs and other company chiefs do you admire most and will like to be.

Mine is FOLA ADEOLA.

I also admire the following guys(Honourable mention):
-Wale Tinubu, Oando
-Sanusi Lamido, First bank


Can we know your own?
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by AjanleKoko: 3:48pm On Mar 17, 2009
Hi Jarus,
I'm going to go with you on Fola Adeola.
For many years, GTB stood out on account of their no-frills, can-do banking attitude, and their principled, efficient and disciplined staff.
Maybe it's a bit diluted now, but back then I was really impressed by a couple of things about GTB's staff:
1. They never used to hire staff except at Entry Level and Senior Manager. That's some good continuity by promoting through the ranks.
2. Their training school was a beacon in the sector.

Considering that the man himself does not have a significant silver spoon entry like Tinubu and Lamido Sanusi, as well as an Oxford-Cambridge-Harvard pedigree, I would say he is definitely a role model for Nigerian business. Incidentally, HBS has made case studies of GT Bank in the past. I'll try to dig up the cases and post for general consumption.
Peace.
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by sinaayo(f): 4:05pm On Mar 17, 2009
i will go with akinfemiwa skye bank smiley
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by nakoks(m): 4:31pm On Mar 17, 2009
shocked Akinfenwa ke? u must be jaded.That guy doesnt know JACK.

Well for me FASHOLA is the MAN,
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by dae(f): 4:41pm On Mar 17, 2009
My Daddy!!! grin ----- he is awesome!!!
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by Epiphany(m): 4:47pm On Mar 17, 2009
Among the older generation: Oba Otudeko, Subomi Balogun, Felix Ohiwerei, the Ibru brothers. These are the 'old school' guys who i would not mind being apprenticed to

Among the young guys: Tony Elumelu (with all the past rumours, changing regulations, his sharp practices and cowboy moves, he is still standing. Beats my imagination), Fola Adeola and Aig-Imoukhuede of Access Bank
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by tboy1(m): 4:53pm On Mar 17, 2009
Femi Otedola
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by jaguda(m): 5:06pm On Mar 17, 2009
Emeka Anyaoku.
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by hellypelly(f): 5:09pm On Mar 17, 2009
Jite Okoloko
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by Nawawo: 5:14pm On Mar 17, 2009
Gerald Ilukwe
Galaxy Backbone Plc
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by trunature: 5:29pm On Mar 17, 2009
Fola Adeola and senator Ndi Obi
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by OBVIOUS(m): 5:46pm On Mar 17, 2009
MY DAD is my ROLE MODEL.

Others include

Mr Boyo: Cocosheen
Rasak Okoya: Eleganza



Then (I give some props to pastors turned millionaires) hahaha. They are phenomenal fundraisers. L O L
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by Jarus(m): 5:50pm On Mar 17, 2009
AjanleKoko:

Hi Jarus,
I'm going to go with you on Fola Adeola.
For many years, GTB stood out on account of their no-frills, can-do banking attitude, and their principled, efficient and disciplined staff.
Maybe it's a bit diluted now, but back then I was really impressed by a couple of things about GTB's staff:
1. They never used to hire staff except at Entry Level and Senior Manager. That's some good continuity by promoting through the ranks.
2. Their training school was a beacon in the sector.

Considering that the man himself does not have a significant silver spoon entry like Tinubu and Lamido Sanusi, as well as an Oxford-Cambridge-Harvard pedigree, I would say he is definitely a role model for Nigerian business. Incidentally, HBS has made case studies of GT Bank in the past. I'll try to dig up the cases and post for general consumption.
Peace.
Fola Adeola is no doubt a boardroom guru, a visionary manager of human and material resources. The brand he built for GTB still makes the bank a reference point in corporate governance in the country.

hellypelly:

Jite Okoloko
I think I need to read more about this man. He is a NED in my company, but I know little about him. I will try and lay my hand on his profile.

jaguda:

Emeka Anyaoku.
Emeka Anyaoku is not a player in corporate Nigeria. Ditto for Fashola and Senator Obi.

tboy1:

Bala Zakariya'u of Niger Insurance
I have known this insurance guru for a while now. Good choice, tboy.
Epiphany:

Among the older generation: Oba Otudeko, Subomi Balogun, Felix Ohiwerei, the Ibru brothers. These are the 'old school' guys who i would not mind being apprenticed to

Among the young guys: Tony Elumelu (with all the past rumours, changing regulations, his sharp practices and cowboy moves, he is still standing. Beats my imagination), Fola Adeola and Aig-Imoukhuede of Access Bank
Among the older generation, I also greatly admire Oba Otudeko and SB. These guys laid the foundation for what can now be called a booming corporate Nigeria. There was also this man, Femi Adekanye, then Chairman/CEO of the defunct Commerce bank, who I also looked up to in the early 1990s when becoming a banker used to be all I had in my head. Pitiably, the failed bank saga of the mid 1990s swept him and his bank.
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by Nobody: 5:53pm On Mar 17, 2009
i think i'll go for OBA OTUDEKO CHAIRMAN NSE
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by Nobody: 5:58pm On Mar 17, 2009
Jim Ovia - Zenith
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by jendordino(m): 6:02pm On Mar 17, 2009
my is
MIKE ADENUGA OF glo
chief DELE MOMODU of ovation internaltion
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by steroid(m): 9:10pm On Mar 17, 2009
Mine is


Jimoh Ibrahim


Femi Otedola


Aliko Dangote
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by mamaorga(f): 9:49pm On Mar 17, 2009
Jim ovia of zenith bank is the man. .he is xtremely remarkable. .
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by toideve(m): 10:11pm On Mar 17, 2009
Ben Bruce he is my menthol
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by showbobo(m): 10:18pm On Mar 17, 2009
Raymond Dokpesi

Jimoh Ibrahim

Aliko Dangote

Okoya Eleganza

Mike Adenuga

Seun Osewa grin cheesy
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by royalicon(m): 10:20pm On Mar 17, 2009
I go for my lovely brother Kola Agunleti of Kayo Moore Micro Ltd.
He teach me how to fish when non of these your men could not give me fish to eat after my B.Sc and some professional qualification -"plenfiful application".

He role modeled me to the extent I now employ people to work for me. In my own opinion, being a role model is not about what u have or do, but how u touched my life positively to be relevant within the society.

Kudos to you my guy.
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by SamMilla1(m): 11:22pm On Mar 17, 2009
Most of this guys up there are opportunists who either started of with Government stolen money or some other fishy funds. Lets look for people who started from scratch. Like Soludo and Anyaoku.
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by AmAlone: 12:22am On Mar 18, 2009
I hav always admired mE. You know, people called mE are always sucessful, like the mE me know.
I've always wanted 2 mE & mE alone.

Now Tell mE.
What can you think of lovelier than U
That is jus it!

"I am ah leader HOMe-BoY---Cos I'll nevEr follow" grin
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by PapaBrowne(m): 1:26am On Mar 18, 2009
Am Alone:

I hav always admired mE. You know, people called mE are always sucessful, like the mE me know.
I've always wanted 2 mE & mE alone.

Now Tell mE.
What can you think of lovelier than U
That is jus it!

"I am ah leader HOMe-BoY---Cos I'll nevEr follow" grin

You are bored right?
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by toideve(m): 1:45am On Mar 18, 2009
i think so too
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by Baro(m): 2:07am On Mar 18, 2009
Gamaliel Offoritsenere Onosode
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by lawyer(m): 2:43am On Mar 18, 2009
toideve:

Ben Bruce he is my [size=18pt]menthol[/size]

I never knew Ben Bruce smokes Menthol! grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by blingg: 3:01am On Mar 18, 2009
LOL @ lawyer i cracked up on dat one, i dont think anything has made me laugh this much in recent times, tears are actually springing out of my eyes!" MENTHOL"! was suprised no one noticed or they were just too shocked to comment its just too funny! grin
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by showbobo(m): 6:47am On Mar 18, 2009
The guy is definitely a comedian grin grin cheesy cheesy
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by Jarus(m): 7:31am On Mar 18, 2009
royalicon:

I go for my lovely brother Kola Agunleti of Kayo Moore Micro Ltd.
He teach me how to fish when non of these your men could not give me fish to eat after my B.Sc and some professional qualification -"plenfiful application".

He role modeled me to the extent I now employ people to work for me. In my own opinion, being a role model is not about what u have or do, but how u touched my life positively to be relevant within the society.

Kudos to you my guy.
Good, practical one there. Congrats!
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by palmwine(m): 7:53am On Mar 18, 2009
Gamaliel Onosode for me.
Re: Your Role Model In Corporate Nigeria? by tkb417(m): 7:54am On Mar 18, 2009
Tony Elumelu, Femi Otedola and Bamanga Tukur

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