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Nigeria’s Philanthropist, Engr. Dr Funmi Waheed-Adekojo in Guardian top 100 CEOs

Engr. Dr Funmi Waheed Adekojo is a Nigerian business magnate and Engineer. She is the founder of FunmiAyinke Nigeria limited, one of the leading Engineering company in Nigeria.

Funmi was born into the Ondo State royal family in the early 80s; She was encouraged from her young age to be competitive, bright and focus. She has garnered much experience from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) before starting her engineering company in 2018.

Engr. Funmi Waheed-Adekojo graduated high school in 2000. She was interested in studying medicine but changed into Mechanical Engineering due to the pressure after the death of her father.

She graduated from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Oyo State in 2008 where she studied Mechanical Engineering.

The year 2020 came with its ups and downs, with the majority of other countries on restrictions and lockdown.

The Coronavirus pandemic put many businesses out of a job with the lockdown that went on for months.

Nevertheless, the Guardian, in their December 9, 2020 publication listed top 100 CEOs in Nigeria.

Many might not know the names on the list. However, there is one in particular that captured our eyes, that of the Nigerian philanthropic and the Managing Director and the Chief Executive officer of FunmiAyinke Nigeria limited, Engineer Funmilayo Waheed Adekojo.

Engr. Dr Funmilayo Waheed Adekojo is described as a dreamer and an overachiever. The Guardian Nigeria, with due diligence, carefully conducted their research on the FunmiAyinke Nigeria limited as regards to her nomination as one of the top CEOs in the country.

The nominations include over 300 potential top 100 Proactive, Result-Driven CEOs that are making a difference in the Nigerian economy and various human development in 2020.

The top CEOs in Nigeria was coupled with nominations and research from the Nigeria stock exchange, and different polls from readers all around the country.

To Whittle the number down to the top 100 CEOs, the Guardian verified all the information they had about Engineer Funmi Waheed Adekojo and other entrepreneurs on the list, by taking into account the size of their businesses, potential and determination which was debated on by the panel of judges before the final top 100 CEOs in Nigeria was published.

Funmi Ayinke’s is one of the youngest on this year Guardian top 100 CEOs in Nigeria. The mother of four is also a philanthropist that has given the majority of her wealth to the less privileged.

FunmiAyinke Nigeria limited

Nigerian philanthropist and entrepreneur Engr. Funmi Waheed-Adekojo started the FunmiAyinke Nigeria limited on one purpose, “to elevate humanity”.

The company became one of the fastest-growing Engineering Company within a few months of operating in Nigeria.

FunmiAyinke Nigeria limited distinguished itself in the area of building construction, Towers, Roads and Engineering Surveying, Public Procurement training, supplies of petroleum products and many others.

She founded the FunmiAyinke humanity foundation, which has sponsored over 10,000 students to school and has supported at least 15,000 widows in Nigeria.

On December 9, 2020, Funmi Ayinke had an exclusive interview with Dakingsman in which she revealed how FunmiAyinke Nigeria limited rise to success with determination.

Engr. Funmilayo Waheed-Adekojo revealed that one of the key lessons learned while starting the FunmiAyinke Nigeria limited is a Good Communication skill.

Developing good communication skills helps in understanding people and situations in order to overcome diversities, and also provides an atmosphere where creative ideas and solving problems can be shared. Internal communication helps the FunmiAyinke Nigeria limited to increase their productivity significantly, she says.

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