Mr. George Olutope Onafowokan is the Managing Director/CEO of Coleman Technical Industries Limited, manufacturers of the popular brand Coleman Wires & Cables, he is also the Chairman of the Manufaturers’s Association of Nigeria (MAN), Ogun State Chapter.
He is an Accountant by profession, having obtained a combined Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance from Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK. He thereafter obtained a Degree of Master in Management and Information Systems (Combined) from University of Salford, U.K.
As a worthy son of the soil, he returned to Nigeria in 2002 to lead the team to restructure Coleman Technical Industries Limited manufacturers of Coleman Wires & Cables and grew the Company’s Assets from N50Million in 2002 to over N100Billion by the end of 2020.
Through his leadership, the Company has grown to be an industry leader in the Cable manufacturing industry by producing Coaxial TV/Video & Cat 5/Cat 6 cables which are firsts for Nigeria & West Africa and have taken it a notch higher by building the FIRST High Voltage XLPE cable production plant in West Africa, making Nigeria only the SIXTH country of production in Africa.
He took another giant stride to establish a Marine/Ethylene Propylene Rubber Cables (EPR) factory in 2021. The Marine Cables factory is the first in-country facility in Nigeria and only the second in Africa.
As a technologically driven individual, with so much passion for local capacity and local content building, he kickstarted the project of constructing a Fibre-Optic cable Factory by the first quarter of 2021 which was commissioned in July 2022. The factory is the first Fibre-Optic manufacturing plant in Nigeria, West Africa and fifth in Africa.
The factory will serve the needs of all the Telecommunications industries and Infracos in Nigeria, West Africa and by extension, the rest of Africa.
Mr Onafowokan is a motivational speaker, business analyst and a seasoned entrepreneur who is passionate about the Nigerian dream; With his wealth of knowledge, he has mentored and facilitated the growth of many small and medium