Mr Obiora Vincent Obianodo(Msc) is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of YSG Global Energy, a midstream oil and gas company and a subsidiary of the YSG Group; a conglomerate where he doubles as the Group Managing Director.
Mr. Obianodo had his primary education at the Nazareth Schools, FESTAC in Lagos before proceeding to the prestigious Federal Government College, Ijanikin also in Lagos for his secondary education. He proceeded to the University of Abuja (FCT), where he graduated with B.Sc Economics. After that he travelled to the United Kingdom to further his studies, obtaining a degree in Business Law at the University of Bournemouth and Msc. in Service Management at the University of Buckingham.
Obiora Obianodo currently sits as the Managing Director in a business chain covering the Transport, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Hospitality, Healthcare, Information Technology and Edutainment and varous other business interests within the Nigerian Economy and West Africa.
With the management and supervision of all YSG Group subsidiaries under his portfolio, he has continuously addressed the ever-changing needs in service delivery as well as developing new business models that has led to increased productivity in the operations of each subsidiary.
His efforts led to the introduction of new technologies for the transportation division of the Group; Young Shall Grow Transport through the installation of a safety solutions device (Speed Limiter) in all its vehicles leading to a near zero accident rate in its operations. Consequently, all its drivers adhere strictly to the highway speed limit prescribed by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). Young Shall Grow Transport was one of the first transport companies in Nigeria to install the device in all its buses. He also oversaw the transition by Young Shall Grow Transport from its manual booking and ticketing to an electronic system (e-ticketing) were customers could sit in the comfort of their homes or offices and make travel bookings online. The fleet management solutions is also worthy of mention. It is a tracking solution he introduced to ensure the safety of passengers and cargo.
The premium luxury hotel chain, Rockview Hotels Ltd has set new benchmarks regarding best global standards in the hospitality industry through the inputs of the Group Managing Director. The 5 Hotel facilities in the Rockview brand have all become choice destinations for business and leisure under his Leadership. The acquisition of a choice property at Eko Atlantic City by Mr. Obianodo for the building of a 6th hotel facility to be known as Native by Rockview; a flagship 5-Star Hotel with 600 rooms and apartments shows his resolve to improve the Rockview Hotels chain.
YSG Global Energy, an Oil and Gas company has been growing in leaps and bounds. The downstream facility which includes a tank farm has now been complimented with the acquisition of a 5% stake in ownership of an oil block in Sao-Tome and Principe. The technical partnership he brokered with Oranto Petroleum is expected to expand the operations of the company as well as reward its clients.
YSG Properties Ltd, the Group’s real estate investment is exceeding expectations in the sector. The company proffered innovative ways of providing residential and commercial facilities through high level solutions in design and build. Its Urban market development concept is second to none with 5000 lock up shops, 4 banking facilities as well as other apartments for commercial purposes is a sight to behold. The project is located within the popular Onitsha Main Market (the biggest market in Africa).
The Group’s investment in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) sector, Vinee Gas Ltd has been responsible for bringing cooking gas to the doorstep of most Nigerians. The recent partnership with NLNG and NIPCO by the company towards exporting LPG to the African continent and beyond is almost coming on stream thanks to the efforts of Mr.Obianodo. He has set up a team to undertake a research into nitrogen gas with the intention that Vinee Gas would soon make it available to users in Nigeria. Other subsidiaries in the Group include Paramount Life Care, a diagnostic centre with state-of-the-art Siemens technology that has gone a long way to redefine Healthcare and Wellness in Nigeria. YSG Dredging and Quarry have been affected positively by the managerial skills of Mr. Obianodo.