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Adenuga named most outstanding business personality

In an online poll conducted by This Day newspaper, the Chairman of the indigenous telecommunications network, Globacom, polled 4272 votes to edge out the Chairman,…

In an online poll conducted by This Day newspaper, the Chairman of the indigenous telecommunications network, Globacom, polled 4272 votes to edge out the Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote who scored 4156. Founder of Diamond Bank, Mr Paschal Dozie, polled 3316, Olorogun Michael Ibru got 3073 while the Chairman, First City Monument Bank, Otunba Subomi Balogun scored 2801.

Barely two months ago, Dr. Adenuga had also won the Silverbird Man of the Year Award, pollingover 75% of the votes cast to edge out other eminent personalities  such as the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido,the Minister of State for Petroleum, Odein Ajumogobia, and the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, among others.

Described by former Ghanaian President, John Kuffour, as Africa’s Most Outstanding Business Personality, Dr. Adenuga, has founded and successfully run companies in various sectors of the economy including telecommunications, banking, real estate, oil and gas.

His venture into banking commenced about 20 years ago when he established two banks, Devcom Merchant Bank and Equitorial Trust Bank, both of which were merged to become Equitorial Trust Bank during the consolidation exercise of 2005.

His telecom company Globacom Limited blazed the trail in Per Second Billing in Nigeria and has now invested in Glo-1 Submarine cable which will connect Africa to Europe and America.

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