#LadyBossQuickFive: The Profitable Manufacturer and COO of Banrut Rolls Nigeria Limited, Adebola Adefila Says Entrepreneurship is More Than Creating Solutions to Problems

Adebola A Adefila has been an entrepreneur for over 18years, 12 of which have been in the manufacturing sector. Prior to joining the Banrut Group she had a brief stint with the public sector working at the Debt Management Office (DMO), Nigeria.

At Banrut Group, she has served in various capacities as Business manager, Chief marketing officer, Group operations manager & General Manager. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Banrut Rolls Nigeria Ltd (Manufacturers of tissue papers) A family business she has helped build with a visible brand representation in 36 states of the federation and distribution offers in some West African countries.

She holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a Masters’ degree (MBA) from the university of Kent, UK. she also has a certification in entrepreneurship management from the Pan African University, Lagos.

In the last 13months, she has helped over 200 entrepreneurs to make sense of their manufacturing business through her signature program “The Profitable Manufacturer”.

She is active in various entrepreneurial & business groups & also a council member of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria. (Abuja Chapter). Adebola Adefila takes our Lady Boss Questionnaire.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship means more than just building a business or creating a solution to receive value. It is a lifestyle of courage where tough decisions must be made for an idea to stand the test of time (legacy). According to Peter Drucker ”in every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision”

If you weren’t an entrepreneur, you would be…?

I actually can’t picture myself doing anything else.

If you could have a Lunch Date with one Lady Boss you admire, who would it be and what will you ask her?

One Lady Boss I admire is Mrs. Ibukun Awosika. It’s always a privilege to glean from her wealth of experience and frugal lifestyle that has helped grow her business in our unforgiving business environment. 

3 book recommendations for entrepreneurs…. 

Leaders eat last by Simon Sinek

Originals by Adam Grant 

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg

What social media platform has helped your business the most?

Instagram has been very instrumental in amplifying the work I do with my training business.

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