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Mo Abudu, Aliko Dangote & Olusegun Agbaje listed among the Top 13 Nigerian CEOs in 2013 by Ventures Africa



Mo Abudu & Aliko Dangote - December 2013 - BellaNaija

These chief executive officers changed the rules and made their companies forces to be reckoned with in 2013.

Ventures Africa recently unveiled its list of the Top 13 CEOs of 2013.  They include Africa’s richest man and the known Oga at the Top for Nigerian businesses Aliko Dangote of Dangote Group.

Mo Abudu who has been called by many as “Africa’s Oprah” also makes the list. It is an impressive fete for the chief executive officer and chairwoman of Ebony Life TV, who launched her network in July 2013.

Guaranty Trust Bank’s CEO Olusegun Agbaje also ranks high on the list.

Others include;
Chidi Okoro – GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria PLC
Michael Ikpoki – MTN Nigeria
Funke Opeke – MainOne
Michael Arumemi-Ikhide – Arik Air
Florence Seriki – Omatek Ventures PLC
Leo-Stan Ekeh – Zinox Group
Oscar Onyema – Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)
Udeme Ufot – SO&U Advertising Agency
Stephen Olabisi Onasanya – First Bank PLC
Sola David Borha – Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC

P.S Ventures Africa, what happened to my boss – Uche Pedro. *In Kanye West’s Voice” I am just saying BN has one of the best CEOs in Nigeria 🙂

For the review on all the Top CEOs, click here


  1. mujer

    December 28, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Anyone from MTN should not be on the list. Nobody can access their network without having a NITEL experience these days. The downfall of many mega businesses is that they get so big they forget the basics of what made them big and then their customers leave. Wait until phone numbers become transferrable between service providers. That was what broke the curse on subscribers in the US.

    • Amma

      December 28, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      It has dear and according to NCC MTN had the highest number of lines being ported to other net works in the first 6 months

  2. Idak

    December 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    All these lousy lists. What was the criteria?
    I think it is about time we have a regulatory body to oversee these money making schemes called lists.
    About time too that respectable CEOs refuse to be patronized by these lousy lists.

    • I'm Elegant

      December 28, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      Mo abudu’s mouth is always half closed showing her teeth. Why can’t she just close it up without leaving a hanging side mouth showing small teeth. Spoils her looks in pictures. Hopes she reads this comment

  3. Stephanie

    December 28, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Ya, what happened to bella naija’s-Uche Pedro? I have no
    idea who some of them in the list are

  4. Blessmyheart

    December 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I don’t know about others, but I’ve been in personal contact with Chidi Okoro of GSK and I must say that the guy knows his stuff.

  5. Leila

    December 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    How is Arik Air on is list. No airline operating local flights In naija should be on this list.

    Rubbish. Just publishing stuff without researching.

  6. Adams Ede

    December 28, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    @Idak. A regulatory body to oversee lists of people’s opinions? Like seriously???

    • Idak

      December 29, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      That was tongue in cheek but trugly the lists are becoming very arbitrary and questionable.

  7. tunde

    December 29, 2013 at 2:18 am



    December 29, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Its just an opinion by a body. No need taking it too serious

  9. Product of Nigeria public education

    December 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm


  10. Cecelia

    December 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Why is Arik Air on this list! Totally wrong considering their poor services…long flight delays with no prior communication to passengers, baggage delays,etc. I’m sure a lot of people can attest to this during this Christmas season. I arrived at Owerri on the 24th and some people did not get their luggages! Fancy that..a day before Christmas.

  11. Charles

    December 30, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Nice one for Funke Opeke!. Well deserved. Keep it up!

  12. Bar Baric

    December 30, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Though I believe MTN and Arik CEOs really shouldn’t be on that list, what really made me laugh was Segun Agbaje. What is their criteria for being a “Top CEO”. Mr Agbaje as the CEO of GTBank is like a bull in a china shop. I know the people who built that bank from the scratch, and I know how hard they worked to do it. Segun Agbaje forced them to retire/resign simply because they won’t kiss his butt.

    It’s quite unfortunate that this man who is destroying the very fabric of this great organization is now being named among the top Nigerian CEOs of 2013. Abeg, people should fear God.

  13. olly

    December 13, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I can’t get it who are this people,wat hv dy done?!

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