At age 36, this Nigerian already has a lifetime of business successes and scars to show.
He was only 13 when he began selling eggs from his uncle’s poultry farm close to Benin City, the capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria.
He started out shifting about 10 crates of eggs a week to various outlets, but eventually grew that number up to 1,000, with seven people working for him. The business lasted all through his secondary school years.
During his first year in college, Omoregie sold used clothes, bags and shoes to students; the following year he added typewriters and desktop computers to his product range. From these ventures he was able to raise enough capital to buy a printing and photocopy machine, which he used to print and bind projects for final-year students.
Aigbe Omoregie @aigbeomoregie , an acute entrepreneur born on 11th March, 1981, into a Benin, Edo household in the Southern part of Nigeria, is the MD/CEO of Intercontinental Paints Limited, a company he founded in 2006 with an initial capital base of Eighteen thousand naira (N18,000) and has employed over 50 people from inception. Intercontinental Paint Ltd has grown into a multi-million naira company and has now become a household name in the paint and construction industry in Nigeria. He is also the MD of Dutch Construction Limited, convener and founder of the Young CEO Initiative and publisher of the Young CEO magazine.
In 2017, Africa Youth Awards named him among the 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative instituted to promote African youth movements and achieving and also restoring excellence in the works of young people across Africa.
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