By Goke Ilesanmi
It is a truism that the most important goal of any business is profitability. Profitability is indeed a confirmation of brilliant business conception, strategic planning, systematic implementation and effective management.
This business maxim aptly explains the massive success at Raask International Ltd, a Consulting Group specialising in Management and Training, Tax Matters, Finance and Investment, Construction, Real Estate, Waste Management, Auto Refurbishing and Refinishing as well as Branding.
The business Group has sustainable and profitable subsidiaries such as Raask Ultra Modern Spraying Ventures and Longrich International Limited among others.
RAASK ULTRA MODERN SPRAYING VENTURES
Raask Ultra Modern Spraying Ventures engages in Ultra-Modern Auto-Refurbishing and Refinishing; Sale of Sikkens Auto Paints and Materials (Authorised Distributorship); Auto Oven Bake Spraying as well as Corporate Logo and Brand Design. The details of the business activities can be found on the corporate website www.raaskautobrand.com.
THE LONGRICH INTERNATIONAL (NIG) LIMITED
The Longrich International (Nig) Limited subsidiary is into stocking and distributorship of all types of Longrich products such as Fertility Supplement for Males and Females, Evergreen Vital Nutritious Facial Mask, Panty Liner, A-Plus Energy Shoe, Sanitary Napkin, Sod Cream and White Tea Control Dandruff Shampoo.
Others are Brightening Hand Cream, Anti-Perspirant Dew, Bamboo Soap, Mosquito Repellant, Fruit Oil Moisturising Baby Cream, Tooth Paste, Mosquito Repellant, Energy Cup, etc. The corporate website of the subsidiary is www.liadilongrichstock.com.
Any organisation that wants to succeed in this digital age that the geographical scope of competition has been widened must be effectively managed. The success of Raask Group can be basically attributed to effective and interactive management.
It is therefore appropriate to say that Raask International Ltd is fortunate to have Mr Liadi Rasheed Olawale, an accomplished Professional Banker, a visionary Business Manager and Strategic Entrepreneur as the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Liadi is an exceptionally dynamic, dedicated and proactive business leader massively equipped with the right skills to withstand and survive the challenges of the ever-dynamic digital-age business world. This outstanding corporate leader has the entrepreneurial objective of transparently, productively and profitably running his own businesses.
What’s more, he has socio-economic objective of contributing to macro-economic development through employment creation as well as giving back to the society through massive corporate social responsibility initiatives.
EDUCATION OF MR LIADI
Born about sixty years ago, the Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB), Licensed Consultant, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, holder of MBA(Finance) and Bachelor of Science in Economics, attended University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos between 2018 and 2020 (in view); Delta State University between 1998 and 2000; University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State between 1986 and 1989; Ahmadiyah (Anwar-UI-Islam) College, Agege, Lagos between 1982 and 1984 and Ansar-Ud-Deen Grammar School, Randle Avenue, Surulere, Lagos between 1974 and 1979.
In addition to the qualifications already mentioned, this versatile Entrepreneur is also currently running a Master of Science degree programme in Economics at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos which is due for completion by 2020.
EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
He started work at the Osogbo Steel Rolling Co., Limited, Osogbo, Osun State under the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme between 1989 and 1990. Then he was responsible among other things for strictly comprehensive research work on exportation of steel products to the West African sub-region.
Between 1990 and 1991, this charismatic Professional Banker was the Commercial Accountant with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, Ijora, Lagos. In that position, he was responsible, among other things, for the designing and formulation of policy for the commercialisation of the Authority; collation/balancing of revenue figures for the Authority as well as conception and implementation of strategies for revenue generation for the Authority.
Mr Liadi was the Credit and Treasury Officer at the defunct Republic Bank of Nigeria Limited between 1991 and 1992. In that capacity, he was responsible, among other things, for capital market operations; general credit appraisal; preparation of monthly returns/reports on loans as well as appraisal and packaging of loan syndication.
Between 1992 and September 2005, this great Business Manager was at EIB International Bank Plc (Now Polaris Bank) variedly as Senior Manager, Lagos Main Branch and Ikeja Plaza Branch; Branch Manager, Ikoyi Branch and Alausa Branch, Secretariat; Head, Branch Operations, Ikeja Plaza Branch and Assistant Manager, Risk Management Group.
His responsibilities covered branch management, marketing with special reference to the public sector, branch treasury management (local and foreign), packaging and management of credit facilities, training, entries/clearing, reconciliation (inter-branch), vault management, handling of various tax matters relating to Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as well as for Lagos State Internal Revenue Service.
Mr Liadi was Regional Business Captain (Senior Manager) at Access Bank Plc/Intercontinental Bank Plc between 2005 and 2011. In that position, he had responsibilities for business development for the region, with special reference to public sector; marketing and credit relations; treasury management; training and administration; balance sheet management; portfolio management; regional foreign operations and special duties as assigned by the Executive Management.
This visionary Entrepreneur finally quit paid employment in 2011 to start his businesses as Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Raask International Ltd.
HIS UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
He is exceptionally skilled in generating viable business ideas, profitable management of business, outstanding employee motivation and unrivalled customer satisfaction.
Mr Liadi has commendable capability to solve difficult problems in a fast-paced business and financial environment. He is an accomplished professional Banker of many years of professional experience with proven business management acumen and track records of commendable results.
This successful Business Leader is exceptionally skilled in building effective and productive working relationships with business associates, customers and employees. Additionally, he is a highly motivated, efficient and energetic self-starter with unique business, financial, analytical, organisational and creative skills.
This versatile Entrepreneur is hardworking, honest, quality-conscious and endowed with excellent communication skills. He has great ability to handle multiple projects under tight deadlines, work under pressure and accurately prioritise multiple responsibilities to satisfy customers.
He is professionally gifted for analysing business management and financial problems, developing and simplifying procedures and proffering innovative solutions.
Above all, he has a commendable trademark of a high level of integrity in business and social relationships.
*A man of great accomplishments, this visionary Corporate Leader and Entrepreneur has been consistently commended by stakeholders for successfully and profitably running the Raask Group (Raask International Ltd) as the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer since the commencement of business operations in December 2011.
*He was repeatedly lauded by the Management for outstanding performance and massive business generation as the Regional Business Captain (Senior Manager) at Access Bank Plc/Intercontinental Bank Plc between 2005 and 2011.
*This excellent and rare model of a versatile Business Manager was severally applauded for boosting customer base and profitability as the Senior Manager, Lagos Main Branch and Ikeja Plaza Branch; Branch Manager, Ikoyi Branch and Alausa Branch, Secretariat; Head, Branch Operations, Ikeja Plaza Branch and Assistant Manager, Risk Management Group while at EIB International Bank Plc (Now Polaris Bank) between 1992 and September 2005.
Professionally, this result-oriented Business Manager is a:
*Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB).
*Licensed Consultant, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
*Member, The Nigerian Economic Society.
*Ex–Member, Lagos State Football Association.
SOCIAL CLUBS’ MEMBERSHIP
Mr. Liadi is endowed with a reservoir of interpersonal relationships and social fellowship as he understands that networking is very central to business success.
As such, this sociable and highly encyclopedic Entrepreneur is a:
*Member, Lagos State Civil Service Club
*Member, Eko Club
*Member, Ikoyi Club
*Member, Lagos Country Club
NATIONALITY AND MARITAL STATUS
This highly intelligent Nigerian is happily married and the marriage is blessed with successful children.
Block 6, House 4A,
Howson Wright Estate.
Lagos, Lagos State,
P.O. Box 8704,
Lagos State, Nigeria.