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Jubril Adewale Tinubu

Adewale Tinubu is a renowned entrepreneur in the crude economy. He is the CEO of Oando PLC, one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions provider with a proud heritage, with over 55000, production capacity, 250km pipeline gas grid developed in western and southern Nigeria and other countries with over 1500 employees. Oando group has a primary listing on the Nigeria Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. He sits on the board of Directors of Victims Trust Fund for Internally Displaced Persons.

He hails from Eti-Osa Local Government on Lagos Island. He was also born on 26 June 1967 to a successful legal practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria.

In 1973, he started his primary education at Corona Primary School, Victoria Island, Lagos and thereafter he went to Federal Government College, Odogbolu, where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1983.

Jubril Adewale Tinubu chose to toll the same career line as his father, so he travelled to the United Kingdom to pursue a law career so he attended the University of Liverpool from 1985 to 1988, where he obtained an LLB degree with a second class upper. In 1989, he went further to obtain a Masters of Law (LLM) from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom, where he majored in International Finance and Shipping. Jubril Adewale Tinubu returned to Nigeria where he attended the Nigerian Law School from 1989 to 1990 and was officially called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990.

Jubril Adewale Tinubu kicked off his career as a legal practitioner with his family’s law firm, K.O. Tinubu & Co in Lagos where he was assigned with corporate and petroleum law.

1994, he became one of the founding partners of the Ocean and Oil Group. As an industrious young business man with the necessary connections he then sought for strategic ways to expand the business of ocean oil group which led to the partnership with Unipetrol, a government-owned oil company in order to transport diesel from the Port Harcourt refinery in Niger Delta to fill up a few fishing trawlers in Lagos. In 2000 ocean and oil privatized Unipetrol and he became the chairman and a year later, Tinubu and his team purchased the popular Italian Agip Petrol’s 60 percent stake in Agip Nigeria Plc, for $74 million. Unipetrol and Agip Nigeria merged together and it gave birth to Oando plc. Oando plc grew with shared values of teamwork, respect, integrity, passion and professionalism now the Oando Group comprises of four companies and they are: Oando Energy, Resources Oando, Trading Oando Gas & Power OVH Energy.

Tinubu found a way of giving back to the society in which he laid the foundation of his business. In 2011, he pledged to donate 1.5% of Oando’s pre-tax profits to fund education initiatives across West Africa.

Although, Oando PLC through its Adopt-A-School program, has adopted close to 30 government-owned primary schools in Nigeria. As part of the adoption program, these schools have been renovated, provided with water and sanitation facilities and Oando has sponsored key academic and non-academic events in the schools. The company has also given away scholarships to thousands of indigenous students in its host communities.

Jubril Adewale has in turn been rewarded by the society for his generosity and his economic development with an award of One of the Top Ten CEOs in the world by ASKMEN, In 2007 the Young global leader by the World Economic Forum and also the King of African Oil by Forbes magazine.

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