Tunde Folawiyo: Dedication to Schooling

Tunde Folawiyo has long utilised his years of education to bring forth new opportunities for Africa’s youth and overall economic advancement. An esteemed graduate of the London School of Economics, Tunde Folawiyo spent years studying the fields of law and business. His everlasting commitment to Africa’s growth is continued through his involvement in various business, educational and philanthropic efforts throughout the region.

With a strong desire to acquire an broad education, Tunde Folawiyo received his Bachelors of Science degree in Economics, from the London School of Economics in 1980. His specialisation in industry and trade paved the way for his future work as a leading entrepreneur in supporting the economic advancement of his native Nigeria. After earning an undergraduate law degree from the London School of Economics in 1984, Tunde Folawiyo concluded his formal education with a Masters in Law degree in 1985.

In addition to serving as Group Managing Director & CEO of the Yinka Folawiyo Group of Companies, a dynamic conglomerate with various business interests across the globe, Tunde Folawiyo is currently Vice-President of the Nigerian Association of Indigenous Petroleum Explorers and Productions (NAIPEC). His dedication toward expanding Nigeria’s lucrative petroleum sector is fostered through Folawiyo Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of the Yinka Folawiyo Group, who currently processes approximately 30% of premium motor spirit in today’s Nigerian market. Through these and his work as a board member of the likes of MTN Nigeria, a developing and emerging organisation, Tunde Folawiyo continues to support Nigeria’s economic advancement.

Tunde Folawiyo is an honourary citizen of the city of Houston, and was appointed Honourary Consul of Barbados, an important role in strengthening ties between Barbados and Nigeria. Through these and his esteemed 2010 African Business Leadership Award, Tunde Folawiyo solidifies his role as an ongoing proponent of his country’s advancement.

Tunde Folawiyo’s dedication to his country provides an ideal platform to continue his mission in contributing to the growth of education throughout Africa. As a member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s World Fellowship, Tunde Folawiyo also serves as a revered director of the African Leadership Academy, a leading institution encouraging the developmental success of today’s young African leaders.


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