Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh has commended two recently retired executive management staff, Chairman of Konga Group, Mr. Olusiji Ijogun and Executive Director, Zinox Group, Mr. Etiene Etukudoh for their immense contributions and years of outstanding service to the companies.
Ekeh expressed gratitude to the duo at a recent valedictory event in Lagos. Ekeh, who described Ijogun as a brother, stated that integrity is a major quality for choice of Chairman for any organization.
“For a company to be successful, the biggest brain is the Chairman and the CEO as they prescribe and supervise the implementation of quality culture, structure and systems. It is not just the knowledge of the business, the integrity of the personality and the quality of leadership. The business is bound to fail if the leaders don’t believe in God and that’s a major problem with start-ups in Africa. Konga wouldn’t have survived if I hadn’t known Siji.
‘‘It is a privilege to have Mr. Ijogun as Chairman of the Konga Group and we really appreciate his many efforts,” Ekeh said.
Also speaking about Etukudoh, who spent many years at TD Africa where he rose to the position of Managing Director, Ekeh described him as an ‘ideas man’ who he can always vouch for.
“Etiene is an all-rounder. He worked for all the companies in the Group. He is a good Nigerian and he has style. He’s one young man I can vouch for. He’s brilliant, modern and trustworthy. I have great confidence in him and I always told him when I have new businesses. He’s a man of great ideas and we consider it a privilege for him to have worked with us,” Ekeh said.
Ijogun, with a track record of exceptional service with a host of multinationals, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve as the first Chairman of the Konga Group after its acquisition by Zinox. He also predicted a progressive future for Konga and charged the Group to remain resilient by sustaining its impressive growth trajectory.
“Konga’s growth is phenomenal. Nobody knew online platforms would be the order of the day before COVID-19. To the glory of God, Konga has moved from loss-making to profit-making, with over 15 times greater in terms of revenue and I must commend Mr. Ekeh for the deep pockets. Since inception, we’ve added the Health, Food, Bulk and Travel business and still have more in the offing. With influx of investors, Konga will be a major African business initiative in the nearest future,” Ijogun declared.
Also expressing gratitude, Etukudoh reaffirmed his loyalty as a brand ambassador for the Zinox Group. “I am grateful for the honour. In everything, I just wanted a big brand. I want to celebrate everyone who has been a part of my life. It’s been a journey. I came into the Group and made up my mind to demystify what people call the ‘Oga status,” he said.