Emmanuel-Osilama
Interview with Osilama Emmanuel Osilama

" You must always have a “Never Give Up” attitude towards life. "

Osilama Emmanuel Osilama
Chairman/CEO
Nuel Osilama Global Investment Limited
Nigeria

Master of International Business Administration Batch 2021

Please tell us something about yourself, your family and your interests.

My ambition is to be the CEO of a global brand that will add value to humanity more than anything else

What drew you to the program you are studying at Athena? Is it living up to your expectations?

I am a business man dealing in IT, solid minerals, and black gold (oil), but majoring in real estate. I have a vision to take my business to a new level so this drew me to the program. I see it as one that will help me to be familiar with international business laws and best practices. I expect it to live up to my expectation.

What would you like to learn next? What are your next career steps?

I would like to go for a PHD in International Business Law or IOT.

Are you working somewhere? If yes, what do you feel is the most enjoyable/rewarding aspect of your j

Yes, I am the CEO of Nuel Osilama Global Investment Limited. My job is my passion. I do my job as if I am playing, so I enjoy it immensely.

What do you see as your greatest strength?

The ability to think through critical issues and the ability to write are my greatest strengths.

What is your most cherished memory?

My most cherished memory is my visit to Disney Land, Florida with my family in 2015.

Which country have you always wanted to visit and why?

There is no country I have wanted to visit that I have not visited.

Do you have professional role models? Who are they and what do  you find inspiring about them and their accomplishments?

My professional role models are Aliko Dangote and Strive Masiyiwa. They are successful African businessmen with humble beginnings who grew their businesses to global entities. 

If you could go on a road trip with anyone in history, who would it be?

My wife and family come first always. Then, Elon Musk, founder, CEO, CTO, and chief designer of SpaceX; CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc. and one of the richest people in the world.

What have you learnt from your experiences that you would like to pass on to others?

I have learnt that no matter how accomplished you are, there is a defeat for everyone somewhere in the world but with the right information, you will be able to overcome that and come out stronger. Therefore, you must always have a “Never Give Up” attitude towards life.

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