In the past, Nokia, once a dominator in the cell phone market, became outdated once the Android systems came in. On the other hand, Google reigned over Android and became unrivaled. That is why one of the main rules for businesses is to change according to time and situation. However, change does not come effortlessly. There is always a leader and changemaker whose long-term vision and contingency bring significant value in the world of businesses. Likewise, over the past few years, Nigeria has witnessed a huge transformation in its way of business. Visionary leaders are rising rapidly and making headlines among the top industry leaders around the world. Today, we will introduce you to the top 4 Nigerian industry leaders who are revolutionizing the business world:
One of the few female industry leaders in Nigeria, Amy Jadesimi is the CEO of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL). With LADOL, she is supervising the chief logistic and engineering facilities in the free and special economic zone in Nigeria.
Through her leadership, LADOL is following the UN Sustainable Development Goals to give a rise to the job market of Nigeria. Along with being a visionary leader, Amy is an Oxford-trained medical doctor, Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow, and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global Maritime Forum.
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Being listed in the second edition of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 by Avance Media, Bella Disu is a clever businesswoman with an eye for arts. She is the driving force behind Globacom, the second-largest telecommunications in Nigeria. Along with that, she is serving as the CEO of Cobblestone Properties and Estates Limited.
With 14 years of occupational experience, she is a noble philanthropist working to provide education and employment skills to under-privileged children through her non-profit organization, the Bella Disu Foundation.
From aviation and environmental convenience to oil, gas, energy, and the financial sector, business runs through Niyi Makanjuola’s blood. A successful investor, Niyi is the chairman of Caverton Helicopters that he opened in 2002 under the radar of Caverton Group.
Today, this company dominates 80% of the market share of Sub-Saharan Africa in the neoteric helicopter operating system. This serial-entrepreneur also serves as the CEO of Raven Resources Group and Visionscape International Holdings. A farsighted person, Niyi has shined his name in some biggest private and public projects.
A forward-looking and experienced investor, Tony O. Elumelu is the paramount entrepreneur and philanthropist. Maintaining long-term visions, this businessman is serving as the chairman of Heirs Holdings, United Bank for Africa, and Transcorp Nigeria.
Even in this tough situation of the pandemic, Tony urges to take a bold move of investing in Africa addressing this as a “land of opportunities.” He is widely known for turning Standard Trust Bank into one of the top financial service providers in Nigeria from near bankruptcy. Always looking for diversity, Tony’s foundation also invests in emerging businesses in Africa.
These visionary industry leaders came a long way to establish themselves and to make Nigeria one of the thriving nations in the business world. Their strong leadership is providing jobs and opportunities to thousands of young Nigerians and Africans. In the upcoming decades, these top 4 Nigerian industry leaders will continue to make revolutions in Africa and international business.