Executive Chairman and Director
Adewale Tinubu has pioneered the execution of world-class initiatives in the region as an ethical business leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist. As well as being Executive Chairman and Director of Oando Energy Resources, he has been the Group Chief Executive of Oando plc since 2001.
He began his career as an attorney, working on corporate and petroleum law assignments. In 1994, he co- founded the Ocean and Oil Group and guided its strategic development through to the acquisition of Unipetrol in 2000. In 2002, he led the largest ever acquisition of a quoted Nigerian company, with the acquisition of Agip Nigeria by Unipetrol through an international bid conducted by Agip Petroli International BV.
He is widely recognised for his role in the successful transformation of Oando from a petroleum marketing concern to an integrated energy group with investments across the energy value chain, and subsidiaries that are market leaders in their respective sectors.
In 2007, he was named ‘Global Young Leader’ by the World Economic Forum in recognition of his achievements as a leading business executive under 41. In 2010, he was named ‘Business Leader of the Year’ in the African Business Awards for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the development of the African oil and gas industry.
He studied in the United Kingdom to gain a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Liverpool and a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from the London School of Economics, where he specialised in international finance and shipping. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Institute of Directors of Nigeria, and sits on the board of several blue-chip companies.