From Medicine to Mogul: Dr. Tunji Olowolafe’s Entrepreneurial Odyssey

From Medicine to Mogul: Dr. Tunji Olowolafe's Entrepreneurial Odyssey

Born in London but residing in Nigeria, Dr Tunji Olowolafe has established an incredible mark on the business and healthcare sectors. An entrepreneurial journey spanning decades has been fueled by unmatched professionalism and determination. We can all attest that he has built an unbeatable legacy thanks to his commitment to excellence and determination to improve his country’s prospects.

A Great Medical Career

Dr. Olowolafe embarked on a promising journey in the medical field, pursuing his education at the prestigious University of Ilorin in Nigeria, where he earned his MBBS degree. However, in 1988, he made the decision to pivot away from traditional medical practice. Although he transitioned from his role as a medical practitioner, the invaluable skills and knowledge acquired during his time in medicine remained deeply ingrained within him, serving as a constant source of inspiration.

Undeterred by the shift in his career path, Dr. Olowolafe co-founded Deux Project Limited, a company dedicated to pioneering advancements in healthcare facilities and equipment across Nigeria. His leadership proved transformative for the company, propelling it to new heights of success and innovation. With a steadfast commitment to revolutionizing healthcare infrastructure, Dr. Olowolafe’s vision and expertise were instrumental in guiding Deux Project Limited through a period of tremendous growth and development, ultimately reshaping the healthcare landscape in the country for the better.

Entrepreneurial Journey

Since the company’s inception in 1988, Dr. Olowolafe has been assisting Deux in claiming the top position in various markets. He spearheads his team and motivates them to continuously work towards achieving the company’s missions. One of these missions is to deliver durable industrial and social infrastructure solutions to their customers. They achieve this through a robust multidisciplinary collaborative culture for their different business systems to be successful. With his visionary leadership and adaptability, he shifted the company’s focus from the healthcare sector to encompassing civil engineering, consultancy, construction, and maintenance. This strategic move positioned the company as one of the leading players in Nigeria’s public works, healthcare, power, infrastructure sector, and roads.

The team comprises a capable, empowered, versatile workforce that boosts good corporate governance and transparency. What does this tell you about Dr. Tunji Olowolafe? You might ask! It signifies that this business magnate employs unmatched leadership skills that help improve the country’s economy.

Apart from Deux Project Limited, Dr. Olowolafe plays an essential role in various other companies. For instance, he is a non-executive Director of West Power & Gas and one of the primary shareholders of Eko Disco. Additionally, he is a Director of Infracorp Nigeria, a multi-billion infrastructure investment company, and uLesson, an education technology business. 


He has created a name for himself as a serial investor. He has previously made investments in a range of sectors, including infrastructure, power, oil & gas, real estate, technology, agriculture and mining. Well, this exemplifies his multifaceted approach to building his country.

In 2008, a vision to improve his country’s infrastructure struck his mind. So, he had to showcase exemplary leadership and professionalism as the Chairman of Lekki Concession Company. He steered the successful expansion and upgrade of the Lekki-Epe Expressway and coastal road. This project played an important role in improving the country’s infrastructure.

He never stopped there. His influence and quest to elevate the country’s economy extended into the manufacturing sector. Dr. Tunji Olowolafe joined a consortium of investors the following year and acquired a considerable stake in GZ industries. This is a local beverage can producer in Nigeria.

Dr. Tunji Olowolafe’s career and life have been an inspiring blueprint for professionalism and commitment to improving the country’s economic development. His unforgettable legacy is intertwined with Nigeria’s growth. For that, Dr. Tunji Olowolafe continues to be an inspirational and influential figure.


Published By: Aize Perez


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