Founder & CEO, Zaron Cosmetics Ltd
Oke Maduewesi (Ms) is currently the Founder/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zaron group of companies, comprising Zaron International Limited and Zaron Cosmetics Limited who are manufacturers, distributors and marketers of beauty care products under the Zaron brand. Through vision, perseverance and hard work, she has been able to build the Zaron brand into one of the strongest and fastest growing cosmetic brand in Africa.
In an era in which most local businesses look up to the Government for direction, Zaron was built as a wholly private sector driven enterprise whose success is anchored on meeting the needs of consumers. As an entrepreneur whose products compete with well established international brands, Oke’s team is focused on delivering quality products at affordable prices to enhance the lifestyle needs of African women, whilst also contributing to the socio-economic development of Nigeria through job creation, enterprise development, strong corporate social responsibility and a business ethos anchored on integrity.
Prior to her foray into entrepreneurship, Oke had worked at Zenith Bank International PLC as a Manager and Head of one of its most profitable branches. As a strong team player and leader she was able to motivate her staff and colleagues to chart new heights for the branch. Notwithstanding the seemingly bright prospects of this job, she voluntarily resigned in 2009, to pursue business education to prepare her for a heartfelt desire to be a business owner and employer of labor.
Oke was educated at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom where she obtained a Masters’ in Business Administration (MBA) and Edo State University where she obtained a Bachelors’ degree in Economics.
Her diverse experiences in banking, business, motherhood, philanthropic and Church activities have positioned her to be honest, conscientious and strong to face challenges without fear but with a fervent believe that all her attainments must serve life’s purpose and glorify God.