MR. GEORGE OLUTOPE K. ONAFOWOKAN
Mr. George Olutope Onafowokan is the Managing Director/CEO of Coleman Technical Industries Limited, manufacturers of the popular brand Coleman Wires & Cables. He was the immediate past chairman of the Electrical and Electronic Sector of the Manufacturers' Association of Nigeria (MAN). He is currently on the EXCO of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).
He is an Accountant by profession, having obtained a combined Bachelor degree in
Accounting and Finance from Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK. He thereafter obtained a Degree of Master in Management and Information Systems (Combined) from University of Salford, U.K. He started his career in Packard Bell UK as Field Manager, where he shined in sales and
marketing as well as customer relations. He thereafter joined PC World UK as Business Accounts Manager and later, Gem International UK Limited as the Pioneer Managing Director.
As a worthy son of the soil, he returned to Nigeria in 2002 to lead the team to restructure Coleman Technical Industries Limited manufacturers of Coleman Wires & Cables and grew the Company's Assets from N50Million in 2002 to N15Billion by the end of 2014. Through his leadership, the Company has grown to be an industry leader in the Cable manufacturing industry by producing Coaxial TV/Video & Cat 5/Cat 6 cables which are first's for Nigeria & West Africa, and have taken it a notch higher by building the FIRST High Voltage XLPE cable production plant in West Africa, making Nigeria only the SIXTH country of production in Africa.
He has taken another giant strives to establish a Marine/Ethylene Propylene Rubber Cables (EPR) factory that will be in operation by the end of second quarter 2021. The Marine Cables factory will be the first in-country facility in Nigeria and only the second in Africa.
Mr. Onafowokan is a motivational speaker, business analyst and a Seasoned Entrepreneur who is passionate about the Nigerian Dream.