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Profile of the Day: Yemi Idowu

Yemi Idowu is a global entrepreneur and industrialist with business interest in various sectors of the Nigerian economy, including Energy, Sports, Automobile, Real Estate as well as Oil & Gas.
An alumnus of the Harvard Business School Executive Program, Mr. Yemi Idowu holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounts and Financial Analysis from the Newcastle upon Tyne University, England and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. He is a member of the Institute of Personnel Management, United Kingdom.




After his university education, he worked as a Business Development Manager for Africa and the Middle East at Anglo European Equipment, London.

Mr. Idowu is an accomplished visionary and businessman having served on the board of various companies. He founded Aircom Nigeria Limited one of Nigeria’s leading infrastructure development companies in 1992 and serves as the Managing Director till date. Until July 2014 Yemi Idowu served as a non-executive Director with Sterling Bank PLC from its inception in 2005 and was a one time Chairman of Sterling Capital as well as being the Vice Chairman of NBM Bank between 1999 and 2005.

Yemi Idowu also sat on the governing council of the Bank Directors Association of Nigeria as its General Secretary between 2009 and 2014. Yemi also serves as Chairman Leyland Nigeria (Nigeria’s largest indigenous automobile assembly plant) and is a Director of the Lagos Junior League and the current Chairman of Nathaniel Boys Football Club . Yemi Idowu is also sits on the board of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund  which is essentially a public-private partnership to the challenges of security faced in the city of Lagos.

Mr. Idowu is very passionate about sports and has been involved in sports philanthropy and grassroots sports development for many years. As a result of his dedication and commitment to sports development he was appointed Board Chairman of the Nigerian Academicals Sports Committee (NASCOM) on the 6th of November 2012.

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