JOIN US @ TRLC, 2018
June 21, 2018
Eko & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria

The Retail Leaders Conference (TRLC), now in its 5th edition is Nigeria’s preeminent gathering of Retail Thought and Practice Leaders. It leads the Retail Industry in charting the preferred transformation path and in proffering practical solutions to the challenges and opportunities of the operating environment; and importantly how to drive sustainable growth for the Industry.

The Retail Leaders Conference is a one-day exciting Conference hosted in the beautiful serene of Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria. Annually, it draws about 200 Business Owners, CEOs and other Senior Executives from Retail, Manufacturing, Banks & Other Financial Institutions, Telecommunication as well as Service providers to retail and Government including Foreign Missions in Nigeria such as USA, France and South Africa and international from the U.K.

TRLC 2018 (5th edition), will draw the attention of retailers to the changes taking place, and most importantly show them how they can innovate and engage to be profitable and futureproof their enterprises.

The Conference taking place of June 21, 2018 promises to be bigger, better and is sure to host even more exciting opportunities for retail businesses and industry stakeholders with the theme:


WAHEED OLAGUNJU is the Executive Director, Small and Medium Enterprises, Bank of Industry (BOI). He had on two separate occasion acted as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer before he was reassigned the Executive Director (Small and Medium Enterprises).
Waheed joined the Bank of Industry’s precursor institution the Nigerian Industrial Development Bank (NIDB) in 1990 as a Senior Manager and rose to the position of Executive Director (Business Development) in 2012 during which he had responsibilities for Strategic Planning, New Business Development, External & Intergovernmental Relations, Legal Services, Corporate Secretariat and Corporate Communications.

WAHEED OLAGUNJU Executive Director, Small and Medium Enterprises, Bank of Industry (BOI)

BUKKY GEORGE is the Founder and CEO of HealthPlus Limited and CasaBella International. She is a registered pharmacist with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria. She shares the benefits of focus, knowledge, networking and going the extra mile to succeed in life and business.
Bukky on completion of her Pharmacy degree, she began her internship at Lagos University Teaching Hospital. In the evenings of her Internship year, she got her first-hand experience on retail pharmacy, or community pharmacy as some like to call it, at Onyx Pharmacy, GRA, Ikeja. Her national youth service was at Smithkline Beecham – now GSK. She worked in production, quality control and sales departments.

BUKKY GEORGE Founder and CEO, HealthPlus Limited and CasaBella International

BRENT OMDAHL serves as the Commercial Counselor to the U.S. Mission to Nigeria, where he manages the daily operation of the U.S. Department of Commerce office. His primary role is to assist U.S. firms to grow their exports and investments to Nigeria and West Africa and advocate on behalf of U.S. firms to the Nigerian government.
Prior to serving in Lagos, Brent was the sub-Saharan Africa Deputy Regional Senior Commercial Officer in Johannesburg, South Africa and Acting Director of the Atlanta, Georgia U.S. Export Assistance Center.
He also served as the Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam from 2007 – 2010 and in Manila, Philippines from 2004 – 2006.

BRENT OMDAHL Commercial Counselor, U.S. Mission to Nigeria

JOSEPH EBATA is the President/CEO of Bervidson Retail Group, Nigeria’s premier Retail consulting, training, coaching and development Group that includes Bervidson Consulting, DMSRetail West Africa, Retail Academy (Nigeria premier retail school) and Retail Info ( – Nigeria’s premier online retail news & information portal). He is the Convener of The Retail Leaders Conference.
Joseph consult, train, coach and provide support to leading organizations and businesses in Nigeria in key focus areas of retail: sales growth, service excellence, effective leadership, operations and strategy development. He is a Director at Vidora Luxury Limited, a luxury and lifestyle goods company.

JOSEPH EBATA President/CEO, Bervidson Retail Group
Convener TRLC

OLUSOLA OBABORI is the Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director of Red Star Express PLC, a world leading courier and package delivery company in Nigeria. Shola has previously served as the Group Deputy Managing Director and Executive Director at Red Star Express PLC. An astute management professional with outstanding Sales and Marketing career with an accounting and finance background, making landmark contributions in the areas of Customer Service and Business Development, Logistics, Warehousing and Freight.
Previously, he served as General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of Red Star Logistics Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Red Star Express Plc. He joined the services of Red Star in 1999.

OLUSOLA OBABORI Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director,Red Star Express PLC

OBINNIA ABAJUE is the Chief Executive Officer of Hygeia HMO. He has more than 20 years of experience in Banking and Financial services primarily in Nigeria. Prior to joining Hygeia HMO, Obinnia was based in South Africa and was in charge of Business Transformation for Standard Bank’s Personal and Business Banking Business in Africa.
Obinnia served as an Executive Director and Head of Personal and Business Banking at Stanbic IBTC Bank. This business encompasses small, medium and commercial business banking, high net worth individuals and personal markets banking.

OBINNIA ABAJUE Chief Executive Officer, Hygeia HMO

BERNARD ORJI is a Partner in Deloitte. He leads the Consumer and Industrial Products Practice across West Africa. He has driven organization-wide transformation projects for large Nigerian conglomerates to achieve improved sales, process and operational efficiencies, cost reduction and new ways of working.
Bernard’s key areas of expertise include Lean Six Sigma based business process re-engineering and improvement, business transformation Strategy & Implementation, sales and business development, business analysis and planning, program and project implementation, key account management, market analysis, operational due diligence, feasibility studies, route-to-market, distributor operations improvement, and managing organization-wide transformation.

BERNARD ORJI Partner in Deloitte

OKE MADUEWESI is the Chief Executive Officer of Zaron group of companies, comprising Zaron International Limited, Zaron Cosmetics Limited and Zaron Hair International Limited, who are manufacturers, distributors and marketers of beauty care products under the Zaron brand. Through vision, perseverance and hard work, she has been able to build the Zaron brand into one of the strongest and fastest growing cosmetic brand in Africa.
As an entrepreneur whose products compete with well-established international brands, Oke’s team is focused on delivering quality products at affordable prices to enhance the lifestyle needs of African women, whilst also contributing to the socio-economic development of Nigeria through job creation, enterprise development, strong corporate social responsibility and a business ethos anchored on integrity.

OKE MADUEWESI Chief Executive Officer, Zaron group of companies

Raphael Afaedor is the Co-Founder and CEO of, a grocery delivery service based in Lagos, Nigeria. Supermart partners with leading stores such as Park ‘n’ Shop and SPAR to display their inventory online at Supermartng, and then delivers the items purchased by customers to their homes or offices in as little as 3 hours after they shop. Supermart delivers 7 days a week from noon to 9pm.
In 2012, Raphael co-founded Jumia Nigeria and led its tremendous growth in the capacity of co-Managing Director before resigning in 2014 to build


PRINCE NNAMDI EKEH is the Chief Executive Officer of Konga Online Shopping. He is the Founder and former Vice President of Yudala Online, the premier composite online and retail chain, with the concrete ambition of becoming the market leader in trade and commerce on the continent. Today, what started as a dream in the mind of a teenager, Yudala has blossomed into a major employer of labour with staff strength of over 300 and over 20 network of Experience Stores all over the country. Yudala recently acquired Konga.
He is an unrepentant apostle of innovation as the best strategy to outsmart the competition and he brought that to bear on the operations of Yudala Online. He is also A savvy entrepreneur and online enthusiast.

PRINCE NNAMDI EKEH Chief Executive Officer, Konga Online Shopping

WALE EKUNDAYO is the Founder and Vice President of Cerebre Digital strategically located in three African countries with headquarters in Lagos Nigeria. Wale is a seasoned marketing and communication expert with over 18 years experiences in the industry, he has amassed vast knowledge and insight in marketing and communication. Wale works with leading global and continental brands looking to reach the continent of Africa.
As a graduate of Microbiology, his found love for marketing and communication motivated him to start a career in communication and marketing twelve years ago, when he worked for Lowe Lintas, the first advertising agency in Nigeria.

WALE EKUNDAYO Founder and Vice President, Cerebre Digital

Titilayo Olubiyi is the Group Head, Business Development at Unified In addition, she is also the pioneering Group Head for PayAttitude, a novel mobile payment solution that is a value innovation by Unified Payment Services Nigeria Limited West Africa.
Titilayo has over two decades hands on experience in Marketing, Sales , Channel management and General management. Prior to joining Unified Payments Services, she has been in the FMCG and telecommunications industry, where she worked with UAC of Nigeria PLC on several brands - Mr Biggs, Meat Mart and Pharmaceuticals & Personal Products division.

TITILAYO OLUBIYI Group Head & Business Development at Unified

DAVID UBABUDIKE is the News Anchor, Programme Presenter and Business Editor of Silverbird Television. He is quintessential broadcast journalist with a passion for telling compelling stories that make a difference in the society.
David has worked with broadcasting stations such as Galaxy Television, Superscreen Teelevision before joining Silverbird Television as a News anchor and programme presenter.
In the past decade, David has carved a niche for himself in the Nigerian broadcast industry and commands audience especially in the economic sector of the country.

DAVID UBABUDIKE News Anchor, Programme Presenter and Business Editor of Silverbird Television CONFERENCE MODERATOR

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Nigeria: A Retailer’s Delight!

Nigeria is indeed a retailer’s delight. Nigeria with a population of about 170 million people (the 7th largest in the world) and over 80 million people living in its metropolitan areas as well as a consumer spending in excess of about $125 billion a year and a fast-growing middle class, is definitely the most promising market on the African continent.

It is projected that Nigeria would continue to be the Africa’s single largest consumer market, controlling 15 per cent of overall growth in consumer spending by 2025.


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