CEO, Zaron Group
Oke Maduewesi, CEO of Zaron group of companies, comprising Zaron International Limited, Zaron Cosmetics Limited and Zaron Hair Limited, was educated at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom where she obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Edo State University, Ekpoma where she studied Economics. She started her working Career at Zenith Bank International where through hard work she rose rapidly to the position of Senior Manager with the responsibility of managing one of the Bank’s most profitable branches.
Out of a desire for a more fulfilling career where she can effectively provide a work/life balance and contribute more to society, she left banking first for further studies after which she delved into the world of business. The Zaron group specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of Lifestyle products especially cosmetics and hair. The purpose of these businesses is to bring joy to the heart of women of color by making lifestyles products that are tailored to their specific needs. The group has grown from its modest beginning to a conglomerate with twenty six (26) outlets in twelve cities in Nigeria and Ghana as well as distributors in three African countries, United Kingdom and USA creating needed jobs and providing means of livelihood for hundreds of women and men
Oke is a growing example of how women should handle life’s sour grapes. She lost her soul mate and husband to a plane crash in 2006 while nursing a one year old child and pregnant with another. Despite this tragedy, she faced life with a determination to raise her children and bring pride to her late husband. She strived to build a business through hard work and honesty. For her, business is a way of promoting God’s purpose for her and making meaningful contribution to the development of her immediate environment.
Oke is a recipient of the City People Nigeria Best Business woman award (2014), amongst other awards that recognized her entrepreneurial achievement and inspiring values. She is a God fearing, Christ loving Christian and proud mother of two adorable daughter.