11 Nov Tomiwa Jafojo
Tomiwa Jafojo is an accounting graduate from the American University of Nigeria and a Member of their Honors Society, reserved for students of outstanding academic performance. He is currently enrolled at the Henley Business School, University of Reading in the United Kingdom where he is studying a master’s in real estate Investment & Finance. In 2010 he commenced his career in Akintola Williams Deloitte and was an auditor in their oil & gas department. In 2013, he qualified as a chartered accountant with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) of the United Kingdom while working at SIAO Chartered Accountants, the most respected indigenous accounting firm in Nigeria. His career in real estate commenced at a boutique investment banking firm, Frontier Capital, where he was the lead real estate analyst and was responsible for corporate finance mandates to raise capital for projects. Notable projects he led while there were the Owerri Mall development (large retail) and Continental Reinsurance Towers located at 17 Olosa Street Victoria Island (Grade B office). Tomiwa moved to the Persianas Group, the largest indigenous retail developer where he was asset manager overseeing their portfolio of approximately 90,000m2 of prime retail space with a value of US$300m. Assets under his management include the Palms Lekki, Palms Kwara, Palms Ibadan, Polo Park Mall Enugu & Palms Ota. He is a board member of Kwara Mall Development Company and the Tropicana Mall Development Company. Persianas today own controlling interest of Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited (Shoprite) and EDLP Nigeria Limited (Jara), both are assets under his management and he responsible for the leading the development of the X Arena, a 10,000 multifunctional arena, being constructed adjacent to the Palms Mall, Lekki.