Ronke Onadeko Soars Higher


When the news of her appointment as a commissioner in Ogun State broke penultimate week, many quickly searched frantically to dig into her profile. This is not unexpected, as her name does not really ring a bell so much in Lagos social scene. But those who could have kicked against her appointment by the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, had remained calm when Ronke Onadeko was screened by the state House of Assembly, where she reportedly dazzled to the admiration of all. Those   who know Onadeko will attest to her impressive and intimidating resume. She is blessed with brains, beauty and confidence; and she is one of the most sought after female experts in Nigeria’s business environment.

Until her recent appointment, the Isara, Ogun State-born Princess was  involved in a lot of businesses, including oil and gas, finance, telecommunications, food and agriculture, among others. More important, she has been at the forefront of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), a Nigeria-based non-profit organisation established in 2001.

An alumnus of the Lagos Business School (The Pan African University), she obtained a post- graduate training at the Oxford University’s College of Petroleum and Energy Studies and has participated in executive education courses at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, England.

Also,  the Delta Energy boss is a Fellow of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Programme and has received numerous national awards for her contributions to entrepreneurship and business development.