As a proponent of the advancement of education throughout Africa, Tunde Folawiyo continues to serve his native country Nigeria as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and leader in education Tunde Folawiyo has always harboured a passion for education. As a graduate of the London School of Economics, Tunde Folawiyo then went on to gain a master’s degree in law.
As Group Managing Director & CEO of the Yinka Folawiyo Group of Companies, an established Nigerian conglomerate with businesses across a range of industries, Tunde Folawiyo continues to support the exploration of new energy sources throughout Nigeria. With his position as Vice-President of the Nigerian Association of Indigenous Petroleum Explorers and Productions, Tunde Folawiyo furthers his mission toward expanding the country’s petroleum sector. He is also a board member of MTN Nigeria, and his role within other thriving companies.
In addition to his business accomplishments, Tunde Folawiyo’s dedication to improving education throughout Africa is conveyed through his involvement with various institutions. He currently serves as an esteemed member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s World Fellowship, a distinguished world-wide network of philanthropists whose focus lie in youth development. Tunde Folawiyo provides a strong voice in promoting the success of the country’s future leaders through these and other school leadership boards throughout Africa. As a member of the Global Advisory Board of the esteemed African Leadership Academy, a key role in coaching Africa’s young scholars, Tunde continues to drive efforts toward improving the education system throughout the land.
Tunde Folawiyo was awarded an honourary citizenship of the city of Houston, as well as the title of Honourary Consul of Barbados, a position holding great weight in strengthening relations between Barbados and Nigeria. With these honours and as a recipient of the 2010 African Business Leadership Award, Tunde Folawiyo solidifies his role as a committed leader in furthering Africa’s advancement.