About Wole

About Wole

Let us start this introduction like they do on most websites. Wole Oluyemi is an acclaimed chartered accountant, entrepreneur, philanthropist and public speaker. That’s absolutely correct. But that is not Wole.

Wole is many things. He is an absolute professional, a hustler, a strategist with a strong focus on the end-game – high performance! To some, he is a business coach. To some, he is a professional colleague. To some, he is a “jolly good fellow”. To some, he is even just a photographer.

Professional

Wole Oluyemi is a chartered accountant, business coach and public speaker on SME businesses, business management, market entry strategy, corporate political strategy, financial strategy and tax strategy. He has about two decades’ experience from Arthur Andersen, KPMG and Chevron where he had diversified experience spanning across Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa, Congo, Angola and the USA.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA, USA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE, USA).

As a knowledge enthusiast, Wole Oluyemi has also written several articles on business management, SME businesses, leadership, strategy, finance, tax, accounting and workplace issues. Wole’s articles are regularly featured in leading newspapers such as the Guardian Newspapers and the BusinessDay Newspapers. Read some of his leading articles here 

Business Coach

Wole Oluyemi is popularly known for helping ambitious entrepreneurs and business leaders grow businesses through executive business coaching on entrepreneurship, leadership, finance, strategy and corporate performance.

In addition to his one-on-one business coaching sessions with entrepreneurs and business leaders, he has a 12-weeks Business Leadership Program (BLP) that includes a weekly 2-hours’ webinar plus a commitment of about 8 hours per week for assignments and to read case studies (in preparation for the classes). The programs is strictly for people already managing or leading a business or a business segment – irrespective of the size of the business. The admission into the program is very competitive and only about 32% of applicants eventually make it into the program.

Wole Oluyemi has, at one time or the other, consulted for several large and growing organizations such as Airtel, AP Moeller Group, Bayer, Big Dutchman AG, Cancer Aware, CasaBella, CBC Group, CFAO Group, Chocolat Royale, Contour Global, CoolFM, DataGuard Group, FilmHouse, FilmOne, Fitchner, HealthPlus, HBS, Lekki FTZ, Lekki Ports FTZ, Livespot Nigeria, Maersk, MTN, Nigeria Solar Capital Partners, Onward Paper Mills, Profica Group, Quest Capital, Rational AG, Skretting, Stratostat, Tellinos Group, Twinnings Ovaltine, United for Kids Foundation and other ambitious organizations.

Public Speaker

Wole Oluyemi gives over twenty keynote speeches per year. Wole Oluyemi is a regular facilitator at business seminars and conferences, and on executive education programs including corporate trainings and retreats for leading corporate organizations across Africa.

He has been involved in delivering mandatory continuing professional educational (MCPE) programs, on behalf of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), for large companies such as PWC, Shell, MTN and PZ. He also speaks regularly at career fairs and youth empowerment programs across Nigerian campuses including those sponsored by different donor agencies and groups.

He has been the catalyst for change in businesses across the globe through expertise in entrepreneurship, SME businesses, finance, strategy and leadership. Yes, that’s because he always talk about things that make perfect sense and not just one of those typical “influenzas” or “motivational speaker”. He knows his stuff.

Entrepreneur

Wole Oluyemi is a director at Roedl & Partner (West Africa), a fast growing business services company providing accounting, tax, financial advisory, market entry advisory, company secretarial services and outsourcing to both commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

Wole Oluyemi is the lead investor in AGRIKO, an agricultural company that promotes healthy living and sustainable agricultural practices through the sourcing, packaging, processing, warehousing and distribution of healthy and nutritious fruits, vegetables, grains and related products to large supermarkets, neighborhood marts, hotels, restaurants, catering establishments and other foodservice organisations.

Wole Oluyemi has other investments in the real estate, IT and agricultural sectors. He continue to seek for high performing SMEs for growth fund opportunities. He is also popularly known for helping ambitious entrepreneurs in Africa to start, fund and scale their businesses through the RSG Funding Support (Ready-Steady-Grow).

Street & Food Photographer

Wole Oluyemi is also an emerging prolific street and food photographer from Africa. Captivated by the diversity of cultures, people, food, places and environment, Wole Oluyemi ventures far and wide to capture images that has the capability to inspire an audience in a way individual to each viewer. He adopts a “storytelling” approach to share learnings focused on the “MarketPlace” from the cultures, people, food, places and environment depicted in his images. This approach has enabled him to gain an immense online following across social networks. Check out his popular portfolio here

MarketPlace Evangelist

Wole Oluyemi is leveraging on his various social media platforms to build a strong marketplace community of professionals, business leaders and entrepreneurs through a well-coordinated postings of structured content on his website and across Instagram, FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube.

He uses his platforms to provide support for ambitious entrepreneurs in Africa to start, fund and scale their businesses.

Researcher

Wole Oluyemi is an alumnus of the Obafemi Awolowo University and the Lagos Business School, and has also attended a number of high profile executive development courses in leading business schools. He is a doctoral researcher (DBA) at the Cranfield University (UK) with a research focus on corporate political strategy.

Family Man

He is a proud Nigerian with pan-African views and currently based in California with his wife and two daughters. He can be reached on Instagram, FaceBook and Twitter at @WoleOluyemiCo.

AFFILIATIONS

AGRIKO

Wole Oluyemi is the founder and a director in AGRIKO, a downstream agricultural company that promotes healthy living and sustainable agricultural practices through the sourcing, packaging, processing, storage and distribution of healthy and nutritious fruits, vegetables, exotics and related products to supermarkets, neighbourhood marts, hotels, restaurants, catering establishments and other foodservice organisations.

 

CITN

Wole Oluyemi is a doctoral researcher at Cranfield University (UK), focusing on Corporate Political Strategies in Emerging Markets. Cranfield University is the UK’s only wholly postgraduate university. Cranfield is one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation of: AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (the Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).

ROEDL & PARTNER (WEST AFRICA)

Wole Oluyemi is the founder and a director in Roedl & Partner (West Africa), a fast growing business services company providing accounting, tax, financial advisory, market entry advisory, company secretarial services and outsourcing to both commercial and not-for-profit organisations. The firm works with ambitious SMEs and large companies across the various business sectors, leveraging on knowledge, skills and experience of a pool of about 75 professionals.

ICAN

Wole Oluyemi is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and has since been elevated to the status of a Fellow of the Institute for over five years. As a member of ICAN, he supports the Institute through his regular involvement in developing the annual curriculum of the Mandatory Continuing Professional Education (MCPE) programs. He is also a regular facilitator at some of the seminars organised by ICAN, especially those organised for employees of leading corporate organizations in Nigeria.

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Wole Oluyemi is a doctoral researcher at Cranfield University (UK), focusing on Corporate Political Strategies in Emerging Markets. Cranfield University is the UK’s only wholly postgraduate university. Cranfield is one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation of: AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (the Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).

LAGOS BUSINESS SCHOOL

Wole Oluyemi is an MBA graduate of the Lagos Business School (LBS) and he is a life member of the LBS Alumni Association. LBS is the graduate business school of Pan-Atlantic University (formerly Pan-African University). LBS is listed among the top 50 global business schools on The Economist magazine’s 2018 Executive MBA ranking. The School has also been ranked every year, since 2007 by the Financial Times of London, among the top global providers of open enrolment executive education and in custom executive education since 2015.

CorpERM

Wole Oluyemi is also the founder of CorpERM, an enterprise solutions company that provides platforms that automates the bookkeeping, invoicing, financial reporting, HR management, payroll processing and management, and employees’ tax computation for ambitious organisations.

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