Chief (Dr.) Oladele Fajemirokun (CDF) is a Nigerian business man, entrepreneur, investor, venture capitalist and philanthropist.
Born on April 16, 1950 into the families of the late High Chief Henry Oloyede Fajemirokun and Chief (Mrs.) Osebosade Fajemirokun; CDF had his early education in Ile Oluji, St. Peters in Lagos, finishing Primary and Secondary education at Mayflower School, Ikenne, Ogun State and Loyola College, Ibadan, Oyo State, respectively.
Thereafter, he did his Higher School Certificate (HSC) at 'Gboluji Grammar School, Ile Oluji, Ondo State, before proceeding to the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in Ile-Ife, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics, and a Doctorate (Honoris Causa) from the City University of Los Angeles, USA.
CDF, ‘a chip off the “old, successful and philanthropic” block’, is an African entrepreneur, who has carved a niche for himself as a respected, talented and accomplished investor and trader. He has more than four decades of extensive business building and wealth creation experience, both within and outside Nigeria; having built a business empire that is unique in comparison to conventional businesses.
CDF has cultivated and invested in a number of best-in-class companies in Nigeria; amassing a plethora of high performance enterprises in key sectors of the economy including insurance, telecommunications, oil and gas, agriculture, the supply food chain and manufacturing. Notable among these are the American International Insurance Company, (AIICO Plc), Food Concepts & Entertainment Plc (owners of Chicken Republic), Xerox Nigeria (now XHS), Johnson Wax (makers of Baygon & Raid insecticides), Kings Guards Securities Group Limited (one of the largest employers of labour, employing more than 25,000 people across the country in both private and public companies and parastatals, assets and difficult terrains), Logic Science Limited, FSS Gases Limited and BlueChip Communication Limited. He is currently serving as Chairman/Director on the board of all these companies, and many others, totaling forty-three companies overall; and still counting.