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Occupational Information

Job Title: CEO of Enyo Retail & Supply

Professional History

Abayomi Awobokun is a business leader from Nigeria; a 2016 recipient of the Young Global Leader award from the World Economic Forum (WEF); and was nominated by the Choiseul Institute in Paris as one of the top 100 under 40 business leaders in Africa.  He is the CEO of Enyo Retail and Supply, which has more than 70 stations across Nigeria, which developed out of Service Liquids & Gas (SLG) that he founded, a new downstream player in Nigeria poised to utilize technology to simplify and optimize fuels retailing to disrupt traditional fuels retailing models. 

Abayomi has partnered with Bosun Tijani, another member of the Class of 2017, on an initiative to introduce children to STEM concepts.

Before SLG, Abayomi was the CEO of Oando’s Downstream Businesses in Nigeria, West Africa, Europe, and the Middle East for five years, which had a turnover of over $1bn. In 2015, he grew the business to 15% of the private sector supply of refined products in Nigeria. He spent 11 years in Oando Group in numerous executive roles and led the 2016 $250m equity injection into the business by two international investors. This successful deal was the largest in the downstream sector in Nigeria in 2016.

He is the founder of “The September 20 Foundation (TS20F)”, a voluntary donor-funded initiative to support the operations of Internally Displaced Person camps in Nigeria.


BSc in Pure & Applied Mathematics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
MSc in International Business, University of Surrey, UK


2017 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Additional Tags: Mathematics, Business, Entrepreneur, Retail and Supply, Liquids & Gas, Fuel, Technology


About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.