Hajiya Bola Shagaya


Hajiya Bola Shagaya is one of Nigeria’s richest businesswomen.

Bola Shagaya is the CEO of Bolmus International Limited and a board member of Unity Bank.

Bola Shagaya has interests in several sectors, ranging from oil and gas, banking, crops export, real estate, fast moving consumer goods (FCMG) and photography.

She started her career with the audit department of the Central Bank of Nigeria before venturing into commercial activities in 1983.

Her business experience started with the importation and distribution of photographic materials and she introduced the Konica brand of photographic materials into the Nigerian market and West Africa.

Hajia Bola Shagaya is also the managing director of Practoil Limited, one of the largest importers and distributors of base oil in Nigeria, serving local lubricant blending plants.

Bola Shagaya is a figure blazing the trail for African women in the male dominated world of business.

Bola Shagaya has served on numerous board committees and currently sits on the board for the National Economic Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD), a Nigerian business group.

With over 24 years of active local and international business experience, she had participated in many local and international seminars and workshops, including the Harvard Business School to keep abreast of developments in management techniques.


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