Tayo Amusan: Polo Player, Executive Business Profile

Tayo Amusan: Polo Player, Executive Business Profile
Tayo Amusan, a
Business Administration graduate of the University of Atlanta, showed interest
in it. Amusan, a big
player in the real estate sector, is currently the Chairman and Managing
Director of Persianas Nigeria Limited, incorporated in 1990 to develop luxury
residential, retail, entertainment and hospitality centres
as well as
commercial developments in Nigeria.
Amusan, who has
over 25 years of experience in real estate, is recognised for successfully
exploiting a supply gap for residential accommodation for a select niche of the
upper income expatriate market. 
His biggest project has been the world-class
Palms Shopping Mall, which is regarded as the benchmark for retail development
in West Africa.
Tayo serves on
the board of Southern Petroleum, African Paints Nigeria Limited and is also the
Chairman of Resourcery Limited.
Tayo is married
to beautiful Ayo Amusan.
Ayo holds an MSc
in Risk Management from Cass Business School, City University, London. She has
been involved in the retail industry since 1998 working for a fashion retail
company in the United Kingdom, and was predominantly involved in strategy and
 In 2006 she became the M.D of Persianas Nigeria Ltd, a luxury
residential property development company, where she overhauled company
operations in marketing and management of its portfolio of corporate clients,
mainly multinational companies and embassies.
Upon being
appointed Director of Retail in 2011, Ayo was a predominant figure in the team
tasked with the now successful acquisition of the Hugo Boss, PUMA and Lacoste
brands under the Persianas portfolio. Today, this feather in her cap has in no
small part boosted the Group’s international profile and provided an excellent
launchpad into further expansion and franchise acquisition.

Ayo’s business
acumen transcends commercial sectors demonstrated by her role as Director of
The GET Arena. She also sits on the board of Seaview Investments

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