Tunde Folawiyo: Philanthropist
Committed to the spread of philanthropy, education and the economic development of his
native country Nigeria, Tunde Folawiyo continues to serve as a revered businessman with an
ongoing commitment to the betterment of Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
Tunde Folawiyo has long harboured a loyalty to Nigeria and its growth. As CEO of the Yinka
Folawiyo Group of Companies, a dynamic conglomerate with various global business interests,
Tunde Folawiyo continues to initiate great strides in the fostering of Africa’s prosperity. As a
recipient of the 2010 African Business Leadership Award and through his seat on the
leadership boards of some of Nigeria’s most successful corporations, including MTN Nigeria,
Tunde Folawiyo solidifies his role as a trusted business leader devoted to his country’s
Tunde Folawiyo received his Bachelors of Science in Economics from the London School of
Economics in 1980, as well as an undergraduate law degree in 1984. Tunde Folawiyo
concluded his formal education with a Masters in Law degree in 1985, paving the way for a
thriving career in business specialising in industry and trade.
In continuing his mission of contributing to the educational growth of Africa’s youth, Tunde
Folawiyo serves as a director on the board of the African Leadership Academy, a key
institution in the advocacy of the future success of Africa’s young leaders. Through this, his
role as a Goodwill Ambassador and member of the prestigious Duke of
Edinburgh’s World Fellowship, Tunde Folawiyo’s ongoing devotion to
improving education has proved immeasurably beneficial to many young
African students. He was awarded an honourary doctorate degree in
Business Administration from Crescent University in Abeokuta and was
appointed member of their governing council, a position he still holds
with great pride today.
Tunde Folawiyo’s contributions to Africa’s philanthropic efforts are of tremendous importance
in strengthening relations with global partners. Awarded an honourary citizenship of the city
of Houston and as the current esteemed Honourary Consul of Barbados, Tunde Folawiyo
continues to cultivate an everlasting dedication toward his country’s progress.
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