Africa’s Oil King Shares Entrepreneurial Journey With Budding Business Owners

Africa’s Oil King Shares Entrepreneurial Journey With Budding Business Owners
Wale Tinubu

AFRICANGLOBE – From its beginnings as a fuels marketer to becoming Nigeria’s largest non-government owned company in the energy industry, Oando is one of the many success stories coming out of Africa’s corporate space.

The pan-African multinational energy corporation is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, and active in various African countries, engaging actively in the entire energy value chain, including Petroleum marketing, exploration and production; refining, and power generation. It’s aggressive pursuit of innovate measures to grow landed it the honours of the first Nigerian company to achieve a dual-listing–Nigeria and South Africa–and is currently the country’s largest indigenous oil player. These achievements, however, have been overseen by Adewale Tinubu, Oando’s Group CEO.

Lawyer-turn-businessman, Wale Tinubu has grown into one of the revered faces in Africa’s oil industry. On Monday, 25th of May, he gathered a group of young entrepreneurs to share his journey into entrepreneurship and the challenges he has had to maneuver while growing Oando.

“On Monday, the global date for celebrating ‘Africa Day’, Wale Tinubu’s Google Hangout discussion covered the following key areas: His journey into entrepreneurship, growing Oando into one of the leading oil and gas companies in Africa, lessons learnt and recipe for success, and his views on business entrepreneurship trends in Nigeria.”


By: Ehidiamhen Okpamen