Smooth-operating and very officious Abayomi Awobokun is one of Nigeria’s few blessed corporate geniuses, who started from the scratch, kept their nose to the grindstone and turned seemingly insignificant ideas into grandstanding and profit-making ventures.
From a humble parentage nay background, Yomi has worked his way, with guts, gusto and grace, through the wilderness of life to become one of Nigeria’s leading businessmen, and perhaps influential versatile young men in volatile Nigeria’s oil and gas sector of the Nigerian economy. His sterling quality of constant invention, positive interventions and self-improvement in the sub-sector has earned him worldwide acclaim and prosperity, and this is just stating the obvious without any attempt to rate or overrate him. He can be best to be described as one of those rare individuals who strive to always navigate on the high road and position themselves for unquantifiable success, regardless of the obstacles on this road that many have passed with daring efforts but couldn’t just get it right. Yomi, in his strides as an emerging force in the industry, has, through verve and tenacity of purpose, created innumerable employments and ample opportunities, through his entrepreneurial initiatives and excellence, all of which have significantly impacted on the socio-economic stability of Nigeria. Energetic, indefatigable and ever optimistic Yomi, in the past few years, has bestridden, successfully, the gap between creativity and commerce. Without being hyperbolic, Yomi’s unusual creative and revolutionary business ideas and innovations are clearly seen in his ‘baby,’ Enyo Retail and Supply Ltd., an indigenous oil and gas, and customer-focused company, a concern that has, since inception, been re-defining petroleum products marketing, via uniquely pioneering a technology-driven fuel retailing revolution in the Nigeria’s downstream oil and gas sector. The company, of late, announced its rapid expansion plans across the country, as it just acquired new retail stations to provide Nigerians with trusted fuel and other quality petroleum products and services. Designed to underline the company’s belief that new technologies and digital services play positive roles in transforming the society and enhancing individual quality of life, Enyo Retail and Supply Ltd. is integrating first-class customer service experience for fuel and renewable energy products retailing in Nigeria. An alumnus of the premier University of Ibadan, and University of Surrey, UK where he earned his MSc in International Business, mercurial Yomi is a 2016 recipient of the Young Global Leader award from the World Economic Forum, (WEF); and was nominated by the Choiseul Institute in Paris, as one of the top 100 Under-40 business leaders in Africa. And just like a thunderbolt, Yomi stole into the consciousness of everyone in the industry and has since not looked back, making waves here and there with his rare acumen and industriousness. He spent 11 years in Oando Group in numerous executive roles and led the 2016 $250m equity injection into the business by two international investors. This successful deal was the largest in the downstream sector in Nigeria in 2016. Yomi Awobokun may just be on his swift ride to occupy any plum post that might present itself in the industry whenever the opportunity presents itself, as his profile presently continues to rise monumentally in leaps and bounds.