Segun Agbaje, Aliko Dangote, Olusola Named Africa’s Most Influential CEOs


The Group Managing Director and President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has been named as one of the Africa’s top 10 most influential CEOs. He was chosen for his persistency in grooming one of the continent’s leading diversified business empires with interests in cement, sugar, flour, salt, pasta, beverages and real estate as well as new projects in the oil and natural gas sector, telecommunications, fertilizers and steel production.

According to the statement; “The fascinating thing about this 58-year old business magnate is the fact that he has been able to provide a beacon of light for young Africans in the area of employment, while simultaneously enhancing his personal fortune.”

The Managing Director, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc., Mr. Segun Agbaje  was also chosen has one Africa’s top 10 most influential CEOs. In 2007, Agbaje was instrumental in organising the bank’s $350million Eurobond offering,  which led the bank to become the first Nigerian company and first bank in Sub-Saharan Africa to be listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Also for her immense contribution towards the development of the agricultural sub-sector in Nigeria through her activities in Teragro Commodities Limited, Dupe Olusola has been named as one of the top 10 most influential Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in 2015 by Ventures Africa. Olusola, is the CEO of Teragro,  the Aribusiness subsidiary of Transcorp Plc.

Chairman, Forte Oil Plc, Mr. Femi Otedola is also among the top CEOs. Otedola  has made a significant mark as one of the key players in the business industry. A  philanthropist and a pioneer in terms of humanitarian gestures, he  has  awarded multi-million Naira scholarships to some students in Lagos State.

Other CEOs who were also named include: the CEO, EbonyLife TV, Mosunmola Abudu; Founder of BellaNaija, Uchenna Pedro;  CEO of Arik Air, Michael Arumemi-Ikhide; CEO, Jobberman, Ayodeji Adewunmi; and CEO of  Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh and CEO Irokotv, Jason Njoku.

Credit: ThisDay Newspaper.