Ibukun Gbadamosi – Top 10 CEOs of 2021

Ibukun Gbadamosi is an astute businessman whose exceptional knowledge and versatile experience traverse key sectors and industries of the Nigerian economy and beyond. These include finance, risk management, statistics, real estate, marketing, information technology and management.

His outstanding resourcefulness is in display at J3 Holdings, where he sits as group chief executive officer, governing a diversified conglomerate with a wide range of first-rate operations in several sectors of the economy.

The group’s operations cover real estate development and management, facility management, land sales, loans and investments and trucking services. It is also engaged in supply chain management, courier services, poultry farming, table water production, among others.

“From our headquarters in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria, our businesses cater for every member of the society irrespective of their socio-economic class. We are passionate about excellence and this is evident in our products and services,” according to the company’s statement of purpose.

Gbadamosi is quite passionate about using his wealth of business knowledge and experience to create value for stakeholders, empower customers and deliver quality job opportunities to Nigerian youth. His combination of cross sector knowledge with innovation, skills and experience mingled with result oriented work ethics, has set his company on the path of a clear success of the corporate mission.

J3 Holdings has capacity for considerable multiplier chain effect in terms of stimulating economic activity, creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs for talented people across its various businesses.It is credited to Gbadamosi for availing life sustaining opportunities to tens of thousands of indirect jobs across the country through diversified operations of the conglometate.

He attributes the successes of the company to a number of factors: the collective expertise of management and staff, entrepreneurial approach, good network of business associates that enhance deal flow and the ability to source and implement viable and profitable projects.

His work experience over the years has taken him through real estate development, project finance and banking. His last port of call in paid employment is one of the leading real estate companies, where he made his marks as head of funding and credit analysis. He excelled in coordinating the relationship between the company, its off-takers and the financing banks. The effort yielded the desired results – successful execution of projects.

Gbadamosi proceeded to put his knowledge and experience to work in the field of entrepreneurship when he set out to pioneer the establishment of Crovation Limited in 2014. The company, now a member of J3 Holdings,engages in the development and maintenance of real estate. 

Its expertise is in conceptualizing, executing and maintenance of real estate for corporate and individual clients. It has built a strong reputation as a skillful and dependable real estate firm. 

The company’s management assures that its commitment to bringing innovative solutions to the real estate industry is unwavering. “We are customer friendly and guarantee the security of all your investments”, it affirms.

The diversification of the company’s operations continued in 2017 when Milli Asset, an investment management company was established. The company specialises in investment brokerage and management as well as proffering the best financial solutions through top notch financial advisory and structuring. Its mission is to develop a sustainable financial base for clients.

The company provides bridge finance, venture capital and investment brokerage solutions through which clients’ dreams of financial freedom are brought to reality.The company conceptualizes and implements different investment portfolios for corporate and individual clients.In the process, it has built a strong reputation as a skillful and dependable project financing institution, bringing innovative solutions and approaches to its various engagements.

Roadshow Logistics, another member of the J3 group, was established in 2018. It has won the reputation  as one of Nigeria’s leading logistics companies, servings as a go-to logistics service provider for numerous clients, ranging from MSMEs, large scale enterprises to individuals.

The company has cut its teeth in trucking services, supply chain management, courier services, and providing heavy equipment to construction sites. It has earned a reputation for fast, reliable, affordable and secure services. 

J3 Group also operates in the agric sector through its subsidiary – Ayoka Farms, which is a model 100,000-bird capacity farm city located in Mowe Ofada, Ogun State. The farm was set up to carter for the protein needs of the growing Nigerian population, starting with production of about 3,000 crates of eggs daily.

It is a fully integrated operation, planted on seven acres of land, covering layer farming, hatcheries, feed mills, etc. Its products areeggs, live broilers and layers as well as frozen chicken. 

The operations have led to the development of a chain of partnerships and collaborations in the areas of feed production, food and drug administration, disease control, modern retail outlets and farmers, making a reality the company’s phrase of ‘farm to table’.

Gbadamosi holds a Doctor of Science degree in corporate governance from the European American University in the Dominican Republic. He is a member of the Risk Management Association of Nigeria and ISO 9001: 2008 certified.

He has been appointed an International Peace Advocate by the United Nations Positive Livelihood Award Centre in recognition of his proven integrity and commitment to the ideals of altruism, promoting universal moral values, strong family life, social harmony, inter-religious and ethnic cooperation and the culture of peace.

As an international peace advocate, Gbadamosi serves as a role model, championing peace-making efforts that promote peaceful coexistence and positive living in line with international practices across the world.

In recognition of his entrepreneurial success in diverse fields, Gbadamosi is selected among 10 outstanding CEOs to feature in the top 10 CEOs edition of The Top10 magazine.