| Segun (Aeroland)|
| 15 May 1966 (age 49)
Lagos, Nigeria (1966-05-15) |
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Victoria Taiwo (Nee Owoeye)
University of Ibadan Lagos State University
University of Ibadan, Lagos State University
Segun Adewale (Aeroland) Wikipedia
Segun Adewale, popularly known as Segun Aeroland, born May 15, 1966, is a Nigerian philanthropist, entrepreneur turn businessman, politician and the Lagos West Senatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 senatorial election.
Segun Adewale was born in Lagos. He attended Seventh Day Adventist Primary School, Abule-oja, between 1972 – 1978 and Oriwu College, Ikorodu, where he obtained his secondary school leaving certificate in 1983. He attended University Of Ibadan, Oyo State where he earned his B.Sc degree in geography in 1990 and a master's degree in public administration from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, in 1995. He also obtained the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Montreal Certificate in 1999 and a Diploma in Virgin Atlantic Airways (UK) in 2009. He is married to Victoria Taiwo (Nee Owoeye) and have two children.
In 1997, Segun Adewale founded his own company, Aeroland Travel Limited, a business travel management, Air charter and Aviation training company. The company has won over 20 awards, including the Delta Airlines Award for Excellence in 2013, the Lufthansa Top Performer 2012, British airways No. 1 Retail Agency in Nigeria. He is currently the Chairman of Aeroland Group, the Managing Director/CEO of Skyrace Nigeria Limited, the Chairman, Board Of Trustees Segun Adewale Foundation for Community Development. He was the sole representative from Nigeria in the Virgin Atlantic/GTMC Training Institute. He is the National Vice Chairman, National Association of Travel Agent of Nigeria (NANTA). Aside the business angle, Segun is a Deacon at Word of Faith Ministry (a.k.a. Winners Chapel). He also holds the title of Otunba Bobajiro of Egbeda Land, from Alimosho, Lagos.
Segun Adewale started politics as far back as 1988, when he contested and won the Student Union Government of University of Ibadan elections and served as Sports Secretary. In 2007, Segun Adewale ran for the Lagos State House Of Assembly on the Labour Party ticket, but his name was removed from the ballot paper just before the election. He defected from the Labour party to the Alliance for Democracy for some months before defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011 and ran for the Federal House of Representative, Alimosho Federal Constituency, but lost the election to Solomon Adeola of the Action Congress OF Nigeria. The election was marred by violence. As a philanthropist, he has contributed to over 40 community projects amongst which are the construction of Mini-Bridge in Meiran, Isei-Oshun in 2011 and he has sponsored over 20 students on full scholarship to different tertiary institutions.
Meritorious Award, Department of Geography, University of Ibadan, 1989 Sports Awards, Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall, University of Ibadan, 1988 Sportsmanship Award, Chanchaga L.G.A Minna, Niger State Virgin Atlantic Platinum Member British Airways Platinum member Alimosho sportsman of the year