Mike Adenuga

Founder and Chairman of Globacom Limited, Nigeria's second largest telecom operator

Mike Adenuga, Founder and Chairman, Globacom Limited

Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr, GCON, is the Founder and Chairman of Globacom Limited, Nigeria’s second largest telecom operator. He received a drilling license in 1990 and in 1991, his Consolidated Oil struck oil in the shallow waters of Southwestern Ondo State. His, is the first indigenous oil company to do so in commercial quantity. He was issued a GSM licence in 2003. His mobile company, Globacom gained swift acceptance and has continued its spread across other West African countries. He made his first million at age 26 selling lace and distributing soft drinks. He supported himself as a student by working as a taxi driver.

Sector- Telecommunications, Oil and Gas.

Date of Birth- April 29, 1953

Residence- Lagos, Nigeria.

Education- BSc. Business Administration. Northwestern Oklahoma State University and MBA at Pace University, New York.

This is the time when we as Nigerians can start to compete with the rest of the world on an equal footing.

-Mike Adenuga

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