Perfection is like an iron forge. In Tunde Ayeni, it manifests like a rampart of stalwarts. Ayeni is an embodiment of what makes perfection an onerous yet enviable trait. He is a man who sees something in everything that the rest of us don’t. But his genius is not just his ability to see what others cannot but how he applies it. Yes, the former Chairman of Skye Bank is a very savvy entrepreneur and imaginative visionary. But none of that influences his personal estimation of his competence and self-worth and despite these, Ayeni assumes a humble poise.
Ayeni built a career with daring and dexterity in largely inspirational initiatives with diligent application that incorporates everything from snatches of dependable formulae to the most improbable exploits. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Ayeni views success not only in financial terms but artistic terms and his enterprise style – particularly his current business and leadership style in the telecomms sector – are as formidable in pushing and challenging the bounds of entrepreneurship as they are in garnering successful results.
We saw him penultimate week at the just concluded lavish birthday of oil mogul, Dapo Abiodun in Lekki Lagos, where he was unwinding and having the very nice moment of his life and he was sure looking so relaxed and calm mingling with friends while the event lasted.