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Mrs Adenike Ogunlesi
Adenike Ogunlesi       

A visionary and authority in the garment manufacturing industry in Nigeria with over 35 years’ experience, driven by a passion to show the world the possibilities that abound in Nigeria, starting with the production of quality clothing.

Adenike has built a successful, premium children’s clothing brand with over 16 international standard retail outlets across Nigeria and an E-commerce platform.

Ruff n Tumble brand known for making kids happy and feeling confident with their looks is a market leader in kids retail fashion industry with Adeike Ogrnlesi as the Chief Responsibility Officer.

Her Leadership has tremendously upscaled the Garment Manufacturing and Production industry through innovative collaborations in capacity building with foreign technical partners at Gatimo Apparel, investing in technology and machinery and tripling production like no other factory nationwide.

Not only is Adenike a force to reckon with in the fashion retail industry, she actively seeks to build and impact the world. She is a non-executive Director at Lafarge Holcim Plc; the founding member and first president of the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) at the Nigeria Employer’s Consultative Association (NECA).

Adenike is a winner of numerous awards, a life coach and international speaker talking to women’s groups, families entrepreneurs and young people.

Creating Possibilities.

In 2014, our primary retail outlet- Ruff ‘n’ Tumble witnessed a major increase in the demand for her products both locally and globally. Our Founder & CRO, Adenike Ogunlesi with over 35 years experience in garment manufacturing and retail operations in Nigeria made a business decision to reinvest in the manufacturing arm of Gatimo Ltd, birthing GATIMO APPAREL.

With technical partnership from Sri-Lanka and support from the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), we upgraded our technical capacity by improving our technical skills to maximise and achieve the quality and standard of manufacturing that we seek.

Addressing the socio/cultural challenges that women face, 75% of our workforce is made up of women. When admitted, they mostly have no formal or technical skills, so we embark on a remodelling journey of both intensive training programme, leadership and entrepreneurial training to build capacity with three words guiding us – QUALITY, EFFICIENCY AND DEPENDABILITY.

We have created a customer-focused and technology-driven garment manufacturing facility that not only meets the needs of its sub-brand Ruff ‘n’ Tumble, but service other brands as well in contract manufacturing both locally and internationally.

The future for us is to be the garment manufacturing and fashion hub for Africa and beyond, collaborating with other stakeholders to make the industry move viable and attractive.

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