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Tunde Folawiyo

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Tunde Folawiyo

Executive Chairman, Yinka Folawiyo Group
Tunde Folawiyo

Tunde Folawiyo is the Executive Chairman of the Yinka Folawiyo Group, a conglomerate with interests in energy, agriculture, shipping and real estate. Tunde served as a Non-Executive Director of MTN Nigeria, the premier GSM provider in Nigeria for 18 years from 2001-2019, was a Non-Executive Director of Ecobank Mali for 5 years from 2000 to 2005, and Access Bank Plc where he retired meritoriously after his statutory 12-year term. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa; an entity that owns the league’s business in Africa, including the Basketball Africa League (BAL) – a partnership between the NBA and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the NBA’s first collaboration to operate a league outside of North America. He is also the Chairman of Temple Management Company, a full-service creative talent and event management firm. He a co-founder and Chairman of Pave Investments; a private investment holding company that invests in private equity and venture capital opportunities with a particular focus on the technology space. In addition, he serves as Non-Executive Director of Inaugure Hospitality Group based in Abidjan which is on course to become the African continent’s 21st century hotel industry benchmark. He is on the Advisory Council for the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Honorary Consul of Barbados in Nigeria, a fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s World Fellowship and a member of the Global Advisory Board of the African Leadership Academy.