by ‘Ifreke Inyang
Last month, it was South African mining magnate and billionaire, Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe who was on the cover of Forbes Africa. For November, 44 year old Head of Group Oando, Wale Tinubu is heralded as the King of African Oil on its cover.
Wale Tinubu studied Law at the University but ventured into business when he purchased Unipetrol, which was floundering at the time and transformed it into Oando. Today, according to Forbes’ website, the company is “Nigeria’s largest indigenous integrated energy services provider; active in various West African countries”. It went further to state that “Oando was the first Nigerian company to achieve a cross-listing on the Nigerian and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Big ambitions: Looking to create Africa’s first oil major”.
In this edition of the magazine, Tinubu who serves as co-chair of the World Economic Forum in Africa tells a story of how he started with a leaky tanker and has gotten this far. The magazine is already available in a lot of stores in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. On the 30th of November, Forbes Africa will celebrate it’s launch in Nigeria.