Dr. Teniola Adesanya is a Nigerian Real Estate mogul, Entrepreneur, Business Coach and Philanthropist. He is the Chairman for OXFORD GROUP INTERNATIONAL, and Founder of TENI AFRICA FOUNDATION. He was recognized as one of Nigerian's Top 10 CEO's in 2018 by the Top 10 Magazine.
‘Teni’ as he is fondly called was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He hails from Itele, Ijebu-East L.G.A of Ogun State. As an enthusiastic learner, he has a B.Sc. in Microbiology from the Lagos State University, a Masters’ degree in Real Estate management and was conferred with an honorary doctorate degree in Property management and estate management from the European Wealth of Dominica.
He is a seasoned Business man with vast experience in Finance, Investment, Insurance, and Real Estate management. He started his career with Aims Asset Management Ltd. (AAML); fund management organization, as an Executive marketer and in less than three (3) years, he rose to the post of a Regional manager in one of its South-West Branch. He worked there for 3 (three) years, as a fund Manager and Stock Analyst. In 2010, he left AAML to join UBA Metropolitan.
An Insurance Company, as a Business Manager for a year before starting up Pacific Asset Ltd; A Company that was into Oil and Gas Servicing and Finance as the Managing Director. He ran the Company for a few years before the Company merged with another Company and its name changed to Maxtra Plc. An Oil and Gas firm which is also into Project Financial.
After leaving Maxtra Plc, he went ahead and joined Peakaflex Investment Ltd. A capital venture and finance company as its Managing Director, through his leadership, the company recorded success in the disbursing of loans to many small businesses and empowered many.
He had businesses/relationships with many Microfinance banks, finance houses which further strengthen the capital and fund base of the company. He then came together with some investors to float a Real Estate Firm. He left after a year to start an enterprise development company which later metamorphosed into a Real Estate Company called Oxford Commercial Service Intl Ltd which has grown to now be Oxford Group International with over 200 (two hundred) major subsidiaries and counting. He is responsible for over 5000 (Five thousand) business associates who manages the day to day affairs of the company.
He is known for his selfless service to humanity, highly sort after as a marketing and business accelerator which has earned him over 70 awards for an outstanding contribution towards youths, growth & development in the society.
As a way of giving back to the society, he started his philanthropic journey to teach the prerequisite tips that can help entrepreneurs grow business and also support very genuine and viable businesses, financially and otherwise.
He is happily married with children.
Dr. Teniola Adesanya who runs over 200 (two hundred) companies has succeeded in employing over 5000 (Five thousand) business associates who oversees the day to day affairs of the Companies. He has also gone as far as guiding, mentoring and funding young Entrepreneurs in their choices of business with the sole aim of reducing the level of poverty in Nigeria, Africa.
As a Leader of great administration, he has been conferred as Patron for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF OGUN STATE STUDENT.
Dr. Teniola is keen on human capital development coaching, personal development, self growth, exposure, quality standard of living and capacity building. He has gone ahead to sponsor over 150 (One hundred and fifty) Nigerian Youths to countries like Dubai, London, Russia, Spain, Canada and just to mention a few.
In a recent pronouncement, at a sitting with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF OGUN STATE STUDENT, he made a declaration to pay out bursary to the students and also give out scholarships to 500 (Five hundred) Ogun state students for the next five years.
He has branded and awarded Youths who are making significance in their various works of life and under his administration, he currently has assigned over 20 (Twenty) Ambassadors who are sorted after in the entertainment industry.
He has through ‘Teni Africa Foundation’ given financial support to numerous vibrant young entrepreneurs to enhance their businesses and reach more people.
As regards his aim to raise businesses and young individuals with business aspirations Dr. Teni through Teni Africa Foundation recently held the Teni Adesanya SME Grant. This programme held on 29th October, housing three television stations (STV, Oxford Tv and Arise Tv, as well as the Vanguard newspaper) gave out grants to 6 Artisans with growing businesses in the following field; Fashion design, Poultry product, Agro business, Food and grills, Sport bet company and Furniture. The sum of 400,000 naira was given to two Artisans and 100,000 naira to four Artisans. To ensure their sustainability. Teni Africa Foundation team will do a quarterly visit to the artisans to check on the business growth and give support where necessary
As a man for the people, his mission is to see a Nigeria, Africa where young people have equal opportunities to realize their potentials, pursue their dreams and aspirations under good leadership in a peaceful atmosphere where learning and growth is encouraged.