•The Story Of GBOYEGA, YINKA, AYODEJI & TUNDE
Do you know that Ibadan billionaire, Captain Kola Karim who will be installed as the new Agba Oye of Ibadanland has 4 super-rich brothers? We can tell you that he has 4 brothers who are equally influential as they call the shot in their career. Though billionaire Captain Kola Karim, the CEO of Shoreline Natural Resources doesn’t love to be in the news, let us tell you that he has 4 brothers who are also big goons. Many people love to associate with them.
Captain Kola Karim is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shoreline Natural Resources Ltd. He has a proven ability to start companies from scratch and nurture them to success.
Kola Karim is also the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Costain (West Africa) plc, Nigerian Ropes Plc, and serves as a director in seven other companies, including Shoreline Power Company Ltd, Shoreline Energy International Ltd, Ecobank Nigeria Plc, Schlumberger Testing & Production Services Nigeria Ltd, Trans Amadi Facilities Ltd, Grange Education Ltd and African Eagles Plc. Kola Karim is a Young Global Leader 2008 Award Honoree.
He is also one of Nigeria’s most successful businessmen. Shoreline Group, the conglomerate he founded and controls, has tentacles in oil exploration and production, power generation, construction, commodities trading and telecommunications. His principal asset, Shoreline Natural Resources, is the third-largest indigenous oil producer in Nigeria.
The eldest of the Karim Brothers is 57-year old Gboyega Karim. He is a top Director in Abuja. He is well connected but doesn’t like to make noise.
Have you ever heard about Yinka Karim? He is the elder brother of Kola Karim who is also a big Time Construction Giant. 54 years old Yinka Karim is the MD of Forties Construction.
Ayo Karim is the most popular of the Karim Brothers. This is because he is a top APC member in Oyo state. AYO KARIM is a Director of Costain Plc. He was among the top contenders who vied for the APC governorship ticket in Oyo State. Costain (West Africa) Plc operates as a building and civil engineering contractor. The company develops infrastructure projects, such as roads, bridges, dams, railways, and airports, as well as manufactures furniture and joineries. He had his primary education at St. Georges Boys’ School, Falomo, Ikoyi Lagos and his secondary education at the Metropolitan College, Isolo, Lagos before proceeding to South Thames College, Wandsworth, London, where he bagged his National Diploma in Electro/Mechanical Sciences. A graduate of Materials Engineering and Engineering Design/Manufacturing from the University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom, he has a record of increasing operational efficiencies, reducing bottlenecks and downtime through Time Quality Management (TQM).
The last of the Karim Brothers is Tunde Karim. He holds a degree in Biochemical Engineering B.Eng (Hons) from the University College of Wales, Swansea and a Post Graduate Diploma, Entrepreneur Practice from the University of Wales Glamorgan, Treforest, South Glamorgan. He is a member of the Institute of Directors, Nigeria. Tunde joined John Churchill & Co, London as a Stock Analyst and Valuer shortly after his graduation. He then moved on to British Telecoms from 1999 to 2003 where he rose rapidly through the ranks, after which he joined Koda Trading International a part of the Shoreline Energy International Group. He also serves on the boards of the various companies within the Shoreline Group.