CEO - Zaron group of companies |
Oke Maduewesi (Ms) is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zaron group of companies, comprising Zaron International Limited, Zaron Cosmetics Limited and Zaron Hair International Limited, who are manufacturers, distributors and marketers of beauty care products under the Zaron brand. Through vision, perseverance and hard work, she has been able to build the Zaron brand into one of the strongest and fastest growing cosmetic brand in Africa.
In an era in which most local businesses look up to the Government for direction, Zaron was built as a wholly private sector driven enterprise whose success is anchored on meeting the needs of consumers. As an entrepreneur whose products compete with well established international brands, Oke’s team is focused on delivering quality products at affordable prices to enhance the lifestyle needs of African women, whilst also contributing to the socio-economic development of Nigeria through job creation, enterprise development, strong corporate social responsibility and a business ethos anchored on integrity.
Prior to her foray into entrepreneurship, Oke had worked at Zenith Bank International PLC as a Manager and Head of one of its most profitable branches. As a strong team player and leader she was able to motivate her staff and colleagues to chart new heights for the branch. Notwithstanding the seemingly bright prospects of this job, she voluntarily resigned in 2009, to pursue business education to prepare her for a heartfelt desire to be a business owner and employer of labor.
Oke 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 obtained a Bachelors’ degree in Economics.
Her diverse experiences in banking, business, motherhood, philanthropic and Church activities have positioned her to be honest, conscientious and strong to face challenges without fear but with a fervent believe that all her attainments must serve life’s purpose and glorify God.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Makeup Product of the Year 2013 – City People; Fashion & Beauty Awards
Best Makeup Product 2013 – Africa Hair & Makeover Award
Beauty Brand of the Year 2013 – ELOY Awards
Most Outstanding Beauty Brand 2013 – Glam & Essence Awards
Business Woman of the Year 2014 (OkeMaduewesi MD/CEO) – City People Magazine
New Makeup Product of the Year 2014 (Zaron Face Definer) – Savvy & Chic
Award of Distinction for Entrepreneurial Savvy in the Beauty Industry 2015 – TW Magazaine Anniversary Awards
Africa’s Best Quality Beauty Products Company of the Year 2015 – African Quality Achievement Awards.
Best Makeup Brand in West Africa 2015 – ECOWAS Fashion Week
Award for Our Lady Who Inspires 2015 – ELOY Awards
Award for Most Comfortable Lipstains 2016 (Runner-Up) – Cocoa Swatches
Zaron Hunger Free Day
Zaron Widow’s Day
Bethesda Child Support Agency