IBola Adeboye is a World Bank trained Financial &Project Management Consultant.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), an MBA from the Lagos State University and he recently bagged an M.Sc., Degree with Distinction in Entrepreneurship from the Kwara State University.
He has over Thirty Five years post-graduate work experience as a professional banker at senior and executive management levels of various banks in Nigeria amongst which are Bank of Industry (formely NIDB), United Bank for Africa (UBA), Trans International Bank (TIB) and Oceanic International Bank (now Ecobank).
He has also distinguished himself in business and entrepreneurship development and has become a highly sought-after international motivational speaker, particularly in Europe and major parts of West Africa.
He has floated over seven (7) local and international companies and he is presently the Chairman/C.E.O of Spark Group of Companies which includes; Spark Consults Nigeria Limited, Dunamis Mega Power Limited, Demybis Property and Investment Company Limited (Nigeria & United Kingdom), FOKAS Properties Limited, MD/C.E.O Worldwide Oil and Marketing Nigeria and Ghana as well as the promoter and Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of the Symphony Garden City, Lagos. He is also the founder of the Spark School of Entrepreneurship, Lagos (with a population strength of over 2, 000 mentees). He is the founder and first Managing Director of the Nigeria Police Mortgage Bank Plc. (formerly Fokas Savings and Loans Limited) with headquarters in Abuja F.C.T, Nigeria. He retired from NPMB Plc. in 2016.
He is a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Fellow, Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators (IPMA), Member, Institute of Directors (IOD), and Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN),
A consultant to many local and international financial institutions, he has contributed immensely to national development through aggressive and passionate drives for economic empowerment and radical re-orientation for creative human transformation.
A renowned author, Bola Adeboye has published about fourteen (14) books bordering on Entrepreneurship, Management, Faith and Leadership amongst which are: Personal Strategies for Excelling in Hard Times, Be the Emperor, A-Z of Success, How to use Faith in Solving Life Problems and Entrepreneurship.
He is pragmatic, dynamic and resourceful, a goal-getter and an active agent of change. Bola Adeboye is blunt, an eagle-eyed-leader-trainer; who has the ability to see what others don’t. He is widely respected for his multi-dimensional abilities for entrepreneurship training and development.
A former President of Jaycee International, he has received many awards both home and abroad. He was awarded, "Leadership Award of Excellence" by World Changers International (WCI), 2014; "National Award of Service" by Students Physiological Association of Nigeria (SPAN), 2014; Award in contribution to the successful completion of the Alumni Hall of the African Church Grammar School, 2015; "Employer of the year" Role Model and Leadership, Awards of Excellence", 2015; "Africa’s Best Rated Bank CEO of the year" by African Development, 2016; Appreciation Award by the Council of Foursquare Men Fellowship, more recently the Africa Brand Leadership Merit Award as “Africa’s Best Residential Accommodation Solution Provider of the Year 2018 for Symphony Garden City, West Africa Quality Education Award’s Entrepreneurship Education Personality of the year 2018” and He was given the award of Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International; 2018.
He is also a member of Ikoyi Club 1938 and Island Club of Nigeria. He has received many awards on Leadership, Service, Excellence and Motivational skills. He has attended scores of seminars at home and abroad.