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Nigeria

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Businessman

Occupational Position: Founder and CEO of Service Liquids & Gas (SLG)

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. This year, he founded Service Liquids & Gas (SLG), a new downstream player in Nigeria poised to utilize technology to simplify and optimize fuels retailing to disrupt traditional fuels retailing models.

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 Persons camps in Nigeria.

Qualifications


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

Programs


2017 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow
2016 recipient of the Young Global Leader award from the World Economic Forum (WEF)

 

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