Hero Magazine’s Birthday Tribute to an Outstanding Leader with passion for community development, Chief Ajipe Alex.
Chief (Dr) Alex Oluremi Ajipe is one of Nigeria’s embodiments of hope, aspirations and promise. In his private life, he is a business mogul, mentor of youths, advocate of good governance and community leader, while in public life; he is a philanthropist, a high performing technocrat with over two decade experience in Business management, Public relation consultancy and Policy formulation. Alex is a one-man riot squad in the field of Public and Investor relation challenge of the present day Economy. Alex parades heavy scholarly records that gleam unabated in the atmosphere of moral, business and academic excellence. Born on the 7th of May, 1978, to the family of late Chief Kazeem and Mrs Esther Ajipe, in Emure-Owo, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, Alex attended Apostolic Primary School, Emure-Ile from 1983 to 1989. He further attended Community Grammar School Emure-Ile for his secondary education from 1990 to 1995.
Alex proceeded to the Federal University of Technology Akure and graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Electronics Engineering in 2002, he proceeded to have his compulsory one year service with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at Enagi in Edati Local Government Area of Niger State in 2003. Also in his academic credentials are various Professional certificates with which he has capably fortified himself.
After graduating from the university, Alex ventured full time into clearing and forwarding, what he had earlier been doing on a part time as an undergraduate, but now as a Chief Executive. And on account of his productivity, intellect and excellent service delivery, he rose quickly to become a house hold Car dealer in Ondo state and his environ, before going on to establish careers in commerce, construction, oil and gas, Business consulting and Agriculture.
In actual fact, Alex began private business in 2006 when he Form his first business enterprise Klick konnect Networks, and through the company, he networked Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital in Abuja with the deployment of Vsat for the hospital, before becoming a major distributor to DOPC, an Indian Vsat company Limited and was its pioneer Managing Director. His stints afterwards as a consultant to some multinational blue chip companies which gave him opportunities to make pitches with CEOs of companies like Ciscon Oil Field Services, Arib Oil, Intels Service, Schlumberge and Geco Prakla, with his active involvement in the running of this business and his relationship with a host of others chief executives exposed him to the real world of business and glamorously fine-tuned his business skills and acumen. And it was the experience and exposure gained from running this business that emboldened him to flourish in his capacity as Chief executive.
Today, Chief (Dr) Alex Oluremi Ajipe is proudly the MD/CEO of Klick Konnect Networks International Limited an Ondo State based Public and Investor relation firm which began operations in 2006 as a business and Investor Firm but has overtime diversified from Consulting to construction, agro-processing and presently into the development of infrastructure, commercial real estate investment as well as management of tangible assets such as the management of Ondo Linyi industrial hub phase one and two . He is also on the boards of three other viable companies where he is dutifully involved in Change Management, Business Planning and Leadership Development.
As a tested man of courage, sagacity, audacity, valour, gallantry, heroism, fortitude and unparalleled bravery, Alex through his company was called into the service of Kano State government to serve as revenue consultant to the formal sector of the Kano state economy, he is also a consultant to Ondo state Ministry of natural resources, Ondo state ministry of Youth and sport development and Ondo state rural water and sanitation agency.. With deep expertise in fields including project and financial management, public relations, marketing, policy formulation and strategy execution, Alex leads a number of reputable Organizations, including MVB Construction Co. Germany, We Farms Limited, Rural Urban Integrated Project Limited and Klick Konnect Networks.
It is worthy of note that this charismatic Business expert, political icon and Public and investor relation expert founded Irawo Ola foundation, serving as an avenue to pursue his mission for nurturing, empowering and developing young leaders, and the not-for-profit organisation has since inception been involved in enlightenment programs, Youth empowerment and rights advocacy, this Foundation was launched in his darling hometown of Emure-ile, particularly to cater for the interests of the people of ondo state and owo kingdom with whom he shares the same existential traits, and instigate the psychic drive and the instinctual urge of other eminent sons and daughters of Owo land towards giving our society a better facelift and creating a more enabling environment for ondo state people at all levels of originality, dynamism and diversity.
Through this Foundation, Chief (Dr) Alex Ajipe has been able to renovate dilapidated blocks of classrooms, organize Summer Coaching for students of secondary schools, sponsor JAMB Tutorials for admission seekers, engage youths in agriculture, finance infrastructural projects, repair damaged boreholes, fix electricity challenges in some communities, rescue private individuals in distress, use his integrity to provide government job for many individuals, create job opportunities and finance numerous social and welfare programs among other laudably kind gestures doing towards humanity.
For his numerous contribution towards humanities he was conferred with the chieftaincy title of Obadamisoro of Emure, the Aarole Odua, the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Enitan Ogunwusi conferred on him the prestigious title of irawo ola of Yoruba kingdom. For his business dexterity, mentoring and helping to grow business in Nigeria he was conferred with an honorary Doctorate degree in Business Administration by the Management of West African Union University, Cotonou, Benin Republic. Chief (Dr) Alex Ajipe is married to Prophetess Mariam Ajipe. And the union is bless with three wonderful and adorable children.
It is therefore our honour and privilege to present to you on this Day, this exceptional Nigerian who has decided to stand out from the crowd through his principled, ambitious and uncompromising nature, with untiring, unwavering and unrelenting struggle for excellence. A man with unusually firm posture, uncommon bravery and creative impulse. A handsome and energetic man with enviable dexterity, administrative wizardry, business and financial surgeon and unfailing acumen. A very forthright and fearless individual, divinely package with pleasing aura and radiating ambience, honest love and splendor, candor, grandeur, risk management exploits and commitment to the development of human capital. A man whose awards and encomiums grow by the day. Happy birthday to you sir