Adedayo ‘Dayo’ Ojo
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dayo is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Caritas Group and its subsidiaries. He is also Board Chairman at Orpheus Communications Ltd (Owners of City FM 105.1), the leading lifestyle radio station in Lagos. He is also a Director of Proxima Energy Limited, an oil and gas company.
Prior to venturing into entrepreneurship activities, Dayo spent 15 years with ExxonMobil’s Nigerian affiliate, Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), where he retired in 2006 as Country Government Relations Advisor and Head of Abuja Office. He also had a stint as pioneer Vice President in charge of Corporate Relations with Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp). While at Mobil, he worked as Public Affairs Manager for ExxonMobil’s upstream affiliates in Nigeria. In addition, he was the coordinator and lead responder for emergency and crisis communication for the African upstream operations of ExxonMobil covering Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria. Between 2000 and 2002, Dayo was Public Affairs Advisor at the headquarters of ExxonMobil Corporation in Houston, Texas, USA; the first African Public Relations professional in that position.
Dayo possesses outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills in addition to extensive corporate & media networks he has developed and nurtured during his career. In addition, Dayo has wide, varied and enduring contacts across the various strata of the Nigerian government
Dayo is a graduate of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). He also holds a 1984 Master of Arts Degree in Communication Arts from the University of Ibadan as well as a Diploma in Public Relations from Public Relations Business School, London. Dayo also attended the Senior Management Programme of the University Of Michigan Business School, Detroit, United States and the Lagos Business School, Pan African University, Lagos, Nigeria. Dayo has also served as Pioneer Secretary of the Commonwealth Journalists’ Association in Nigeria and was President of the Senior Management Programme (SMP) 21 class at the Lagos Business School.