Chief Timothy Adeola Odutola was an important factor in Nigerian manufacturing, creating a multi-million dollar conglomerate including three factories, a retail franchise, a cattle ranch, a 5,000-acre plantation, a saw mill and an exporting company before the end British colonial rule to govern in 1960. Business opportunities determined when he saw demand Odutola moved between markets at every opportunity, creating business servicing a wide variety of needs. Odutola is sharp, unwavering inte … Read more »

Chief Timothy Adeola Odutola was an important factor in Nigerian manufacturing, creating a multi-million dollar conglomerate including three factories, a retail franchise, a cattle ranch, a 5,000-acre plantation, a saw mill and an exporting company before the end British colonial rule to govern in 1960. Business opportunities determined when he saw demand Odutola moved between markets at every opportunity, creating business servicing a wide variety of needs. Odutola is sharp, unwavering interest in improving the infrastructure in Nigeria, it allowed him to enjoy a successful career in business and politics, despite the fluctuating political landscape of Nigeria. From the British rule through civil war and the subsequent coups and counter-coups Odutola remained a popular leader for its commitment to promote Nigerian business ventures. Prime Minister increased his tribe – the Ijebu-Ode – in 1956 and later as first President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) selected Odutola campaigned for manufacturing interests and consulted with government representatives on national fiscal policy. Worked as a statesman and as a leader Odutola tirelessly to improve the infrastructure of the country.
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Nitin Nohria,
Anthony J. Mayo,
Foluke Otudeko,
Mark Benson
Source: Harvard Business School
28 pages.
Publication Date: Dec 21, 2006. Prod #: 407027-PDF-ENG
Chief Timothy Adeola Odutola and Nigeria manufacturing HBR case solution

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