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Toyota Nigeria Boss Bags CEO of the Year Award

FEMI OWOEYE

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Managing Director of Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL), Mr. Kunle Ade-Ojo has been declared Nigeria’s best Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the nation’s automobile industry.

Kunle Ade-Ojo, Managing Director, Toyota Nigeria Limited: "Staff retrenchment is last on our option list" (Copyright: Motoring World Intl)
Kunle Ade-Ojo, Managing Director, Toyota Nigeria Limited: Nigeria Auto Industry’s CEO of the Year(Copyright: Motoring World Intl)

The award was based on what Nigerian auto journalists described as professional management style, international best practice, good customer services, customer relations, media relations as well as ability to keep TNL  on the number one position in the nation’s auto industry, despite recession.

Ade-Ojo, who become TNL’s CEO from May 01, 2014. had earlier worked extensively at Toyota Motor Sales, USA, before returning to Nigeria as the business and strategic development manager at TNL

When he took over from Mr. Chandrasheker Thampy, who stepped aside as the managing director of the organisation, following a management restructuring, Ade-Ojo, then in his 30s, became TNL’s fourth managing director.

Kunle Ade-Ojo, son of the company’s Chairman, trained in the United Kingdom, and worked in the United States of America before joining Toyota Nigeria Ltd. A graduate of Mechanical

Toyota LandCruiser Prado: 2016 SUV of the Year
Toyota LandCruiser Prado: 2016 SUV of the Year

Toyota Hiace: 2016 Mini Bus of the Year
Toyota Hiace: 2016 Mini Bus of the Year

Engineering from the University of Reading, United Kingdom, Ade-Ojo also holds an M.Sc. in Automotive Product Engineering from Cranfield University, United Kingdom.

In addition to being declared CEO of the Year, Ade-Ojo’s brand also coasted home with two awards: Best SUV of the Year awarded to Toyota LandCruiser Prado and Mini Bus of the Year won by Toyota Hiace.

The awards were presented at the Nigeria Auto Journalists (NAJA) Award Night held last week at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

[highlight]Posted by: Motoring World  On:December 5th, 2016   In:Local News[/highlight]

 

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