This is good news for the Chairman of Chester Group, Apostle Remi Awode, as he has won the 10th edition of the Lagos State Man Of The Year Award.
The award was keenly contested among the likes of Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Mr. Ayodele Subair, Executive Chairman, Lagos Internal Revenue Service, Alhaji Tajudeen Owoyemi, Chairman Avalon Intercontinental, Princess Vicky Haastrup, Alhaji Olaide Fowosire, Prof.Toyin Ashiru, Mr. Olaniran Olayinka, MD, Keystone Bank, Rector, Yaba Tech., Engr. Omokungbe, Engr.Rotimi Idowu, a Lagos Perm.Sec. in charge of Infrastructure.
Apostle Remi Awode won the contest with a total of 6,122 votes ahead the second position, Engr. Obafemi Owoseni Omokungbe.
In the Paint sector of the economy today, Chemstar Group is a big company that is doing well. It is a well-run company headed by a silent achiever called Apostle Remi Awode. He usually doesn’t make noise about his achievements. He does not court publicity. He does not grant interviews. He prefers for his success story to speak for him.
Let’s tell you more about this easy-going businessman who is very focused on his line of business.He has never been distracted. He knows what he wants and he goes for it.
Emmanuel Aderemi Awode was born in Lagos on Saturday, 7th September, 1963 to Dr. Dickson. Adekunle Awode & Mrs. Delphine Modupeola Awode.
Remi Awode started his primary education in 1969 at Ereko Methodist School, Lagos and had his secondary education at the prestigious Government College, Ikorodu, Lagos. In 1982, he gained admission into The Polytechnic, Ibadan to Study Chemistry and graduated with a Higher National Diploma (Upper credit)
In 1989, Remi Awode joined Bato Chemical Laboratories, Lagos as a Chemical Analyst and later joined International Paints for West Africa Plc (IPWA) as a Paints Chemist. At IPWA, he spearheaded the production of Industrial coatings used in the maritime and automotive industries. Remi Awode fell in love with manufacturing of paints and he resigned from IPWA in 1994 to start Chemstar Paint Industries (Nig.) Ltd. with the sole aim of manufacturing paints and allied products. The brands are FINECOAT, SHIELD and FINEDECO SPECIAL EFFECT Paints.
Remi Awode is a genius when it comes to business development and administration. He is the CHAIRMAN/Chief Executive Officer for Chemstar Group.
Chemstar Group’s businesses cut across Paint and Plastic products manufacturing, Agriculture, Trading, Haulage Services, Real Estates and Investments. He has set up companies not only in Nigeria but also in Ghana and South Africa. These include; CHEMSTAR INDUSTRIES GHANA LTD and SALES TALK 290 [Pty] SOUTH AFRICA LIMITED, Today, CHEMSTAR GROUP has engaged more than 1,000 Nigerians both within and outside the shores of Nigeria.