From Storeroom to Boardroom

From Storeroom to Boardroom

How integrity and courage shapes global business

Babs Omotowa


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Outright rejection of status quo and perception that Nigerians and Africans underperform in global businesses.

Insider insight on the challenges of big businesses in developing countries including on climate change issues, corruption, transparency and societal (community) development.

 Naivety of big businesses, relying on traditional approaches successful in western countries, for developing countries, rather than deploying unconventional ways.


Babs Omotowa:
Babatunde (Babs) Jolayemi Omotowa worked for 26 years with Shell in Nigeria and Europe. Starting work in a storeroom, he rose to become CEO of Nigeria LNG Ltd, with Shell shareholding and subsequently Vice-President across 40 countries. A former Global President of the UK Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, he has spoken at the World Economic Summit, Universities such as Harvard and MIT, and at many global conferences. He now works with multi-national companies and not-for-profit organizations to help them work more effectively in partnership with the developing world, recognizing the bigger issues involved and finding routes to success that are good not just for business but at a global and local level.