Akinwole Omoboriowo II

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Akinwole Omoboriowo II
Born March 15, 1972 (1972-03-15) (age 52)
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Education

BS in Economics, University of Jos-Nigeria

Post graduate diploma in Strategy and Innovation, Oxford University Saïd Business School
Occupation Entrepreneur, Chairman, and CEO of Genesis Energy Group

Akinwole Omoboriowo II (born 15th March 1972) is a Nigerian entrepreneur,[1] Chairman, and CEO of Genesis Energy Group.[2][3][4][5] In Africa, Omoboriowo II is viewed as an Energy sector innovative leader, renowned for his strategic thinking and diverse expertise in infrastructure, business management, financial economics, and strategic leadership within the gas and power sectors. He is also called the silent achiever.[6]

Early life and education

Omoboriowo II holds a degree in Economics from the University of Jos-Nigeria, a post graduate diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the Oxford University Saïd Business School, a certificate in Electricity Pricing and Modelling from the London Business School, and a certificate in International Oil Trading and Shipping from the Oxford-Princeton College in the United Kingdom.[4][6] He is also a fellow of the Institutes of Management Consultants.[7]

Career

In 2015, Omoboriowo II was appointed as one of the board members for the African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa,[2] wherein he was identified as an industry expert in the energy and water sectors.[8] He was featured at The Global African Investment Summit in 2015,[9] The Global Thinkers Awards in 2017[3] and in CNBC Africa's episode of Focus on African Energy Week in 2021.[5]

His accomplishments include steering projects such as solar PV with battery storage, small hydro, energy efficiency initiatives, and small-scale LNG & LPG-fired power projects. These endeavors aim to replace environmentally unfriendly diesel oil, benefiting clients in Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe.

Today, Omoboriowo II serves as an Expert Advisor at the Oxford University's SAID Business School and holds advisory roles in prestigious institutions like The Global Thinkers Forum (UK), African Energy Chamber (South Africa), and African Power & Energy Elites (South Africa). Notably, he was a former Advisory Board Member at SHELL Foundation (UK),[10] contributing insights towards shaping "the energy company of the future."[11]

Awards

  • Listed among the most Influential Figures in African Power Sector, South Africa
  • Nominated for a lifetime Achievement Award at the African Utility Industry Awards 2016[11]
  • Invested with Honoris Causa Fellowship of the Certified Board of Administrators of Nigeria (CBAN)[7]

References

  1. William, Stephen (2016-02-01). "Lighting up Benin: Genesis Energy's $190m project will build two gas-fired power stations to provide the equivalent of nearly one third of Benin's current electric power supply capacity. - Free Online Library". https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Lighting+up+Benin:+Genesis+Energy's+$190m+project+will+build+two...-a0446933578. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adugbo, Daniel (2015-09-16). "Omoboriowo nominated African Utility Week member" (in en-GB). https://dailytrust.com/omoboriowo-nominated-african-utility-week-member/. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Global Thinkers Awards 2017: Akinwole Omoboriowo" (in en). https://www.globalthinkersforum.org/videos/global-thinkers-awards-2017-akinwole-omoboriowo. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Akinwole Omoboriowo II | Saïd Business School" (in en). https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/about-us/people/akinwole-omoboriowo-ii. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Focus On African Energy Week 2021" (in en). 2021-12-01. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/2021/focus-on-african-energy-week-2021/. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Meet the Silent Achiever: Akinwole Omoboriowo II, CEO, Genesis Electricity - THISDAYLIVE" (in en). https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2021/04/25/meet-the-silent-achiever-akinwole-omoboriowo-ii-ceo-genesis-electricity. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Akinwole Omoboriowo II (AOII)" (in en). https://www.globalthinkersforum.org/people/akinwole-omoboriowo-ii. 
  8. "African Utility Week And Clean Power Africa Appoints Omoboriowo Board Member". 2015-09-15. https://allafrica.com/stories/201509151259.html. 
  9. Whiteaker, Jon (2015-11-06). "Initial impacts of Power Africa | News+ | IJGlobal". https://www.ijglobal.com/articles/98340/initial-impacts-of-power-africa. 
  10. "Akinwole Omoboriowo: The Silent Achiever - THISDAYLIVE". https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2024/02/18/akinwole-omoboriowo-the-silent-achiever?amp=1. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 "AFSIC - Investing in Africa" (in en-GB). https://www.afsic.net/business-leader/akinwole-omoboriowo-ii-2022-speaker/. 

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