How does one begin to capture the exploits and meticulousness of this young and vibrant businessman and investor? Babatope Agbeyo has come to register his name in the firmament of the Nigerian enterprise world, having risen from grass to grace and his now standing shoulder to shoulder with industry giants.
He is the Chairman Cornfield Group, a conglomerate of ICT and related business ventures. 'Tope has shown through his diverse business exposure in Nigeria and abroad that success is the result of hardwork, resilience, focus and drive. A Dramatic Arts graduate of OAU, Ile-Ife and masters degree holder in Media and Mass Communications Studies from Birmingham City University UK, 'Tope has been able to merge these two different disciplines to make a name for himself in his career choice and he is still not yet done, using all the opportunity available to him to explore the many opportunities that are abound in the country. He has taken his industry to many overseas countries, the most recent of which was in May, last year in UK where he attended a conference themed 'Secured Document World' which had world powers in attendance to talk about security documents. At the conference, Nigeria was used as an example of a country with the highest fraudulent document globally. 'Tope through HID Global; one of his company came up with a presentation after the speaker who cited Nigeria as an example of this bad trend. He presented BCMR, ID Cards and Vehicle Smart Cards. What they saw and heard make them clap for minutes and shortly after that the who painted Nigeria black and incidentally the head of the platform stood up and apologies to Nigeria. That is the kind of person Tope Agbeyo is made of and urging other youth in his cader to emulate so as to give Nigeria a better image outside our shores. No wonder, irrepressible Tope Agbeyo was few weeks back investiture with a Doctorate degree (Honoris Causa) in Entrepreneurship by the Joseph Ayo Babalola University, JABU. It was indeed an honor Tope was not expecting but gladly accepted it as an opportunity for him to forge ahead in his resolved to make Nigeria an industrial Hub in africa and even beyond because the sky should be our starting point.