Dr. Tunji Olowolafe on Strategic Investments in Business

Dr. Tunji Olowolafe on Strategic Investments in Business
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Dr. Tunji Olowolafe has impacted Nigeria and Africa at large through areas in which he has invested heavily, such as the business and healthcare sectors. With an illustrious career spanning decades, it’s safe to say this mogul embodies a strong sense of grit and professionalism. 

Besides, his determination to better the community is something to commend. His contribution to several sectors of the economy signifies his unwavering commitment and fortitude to excellence. As a leader and founder of many successful companies, he has immensely contributed to the country’s job creation, economic growth, and innovation.

Dr. Tunji Olowolafe attended the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, where he trained as a medical doctor. Although he later transitioned away from medical practice, the knowledge he gained during his profession continued to inspire him.

His ambition forced him to establish Deux Project Limited. Initially, this company specialized in revamping medical facilities across the country. Apart from Deux Project Limited, this business mogul assumes roles in other establishments. For instance, he is a non-executive director of West Power and Gas, the main stakeholder of Eko Disco and Infracorp Nigeria.

Entrepreneurial Journey

Dr. Tunji Olowolafe started his journey in the business realm when he assumed the role of Chairman and MD (Managing Director) of Deux Project Limited. He uses a forward-thinking approach and adaptability when making his move. So, under his leadership, Deux transitioned from just offering healthcare services to other services. The company started offering civil engineering, consultancy, construction, and maintenance services.

Such a broad move positioned the company as the primary contributor to the country’s economy. Currently, Deux covers sectors like public works, healthcare, infrastructure, roads, and power, where they deliver innovative and high-quality products to clients. 

Dr. Olowolafe is a serial investor with interests in various sectors, such as real estate, oil and gas, mining, and technology. This reflects his multifaceted approach to building the nation and Africa at large. The business mogul has demonstrated excellent leadership skills that other leaders should emulate. 

For instance, going back to 2008. This is the year he showcased outstanding professionalism while serving as chairman of Lekki Concession Company. Under his noble leadership, the Lekki-Epe Expressway and coastal road experienced a successful expansion and upgrade. According to some sources, the project improved Nigeria’s transport infrastructure.

His significant economic impact extended further when he joined the manufacturing sector in 2009. He was among the consortium of investors who bought a massive stake in GZ Industries, a manufacturer of aluminum beverage cans.

Philanthropic Activities

Dr. Tunji Olowolafe’s impact extends beyond business since he participates in philanthropic activities. For instance, in 2020, he played an essential role in Ekiti’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic. He was solely responsible for improving healthcare centers such as Oba Adejugbe Specialist Hospital. He also improved the country’s research and testing abilities. Additionally, he contributed to establishing a molecular diagnostic lab for COVID-19 testing.

By actively participating in various sectors, he has significantly influenced societal development and contributed to the community’s well-being. Dr. Tunji Olowolafe’s success in business and leadership acumen motivate and inspire aspiring entrepreneurs in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.

 

Published by: Khy Talara

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