Dr. Olatunde Aiyedun Agbato, Founder/CEO of Animal Care Services Konsult Nig. Limited

Dr. Olatunde Aiyedun Agbato is the Founder/CEO of Animal Care Services Konsult Nig. Limited, with over 40years of experience as a Veterinarian 
 
How It All Started
I opted to train as a Veterinarian in my secondary school and followed up and became a Veterinarian in 1975; while I was in the Veterinary School at the University of Ibadan, precisely in 1972, I wrote down my vision to put my Veterinary training into use as an entrepreneur and this I have followed to date. I had my Secondary education at Ijebu Ode Grammar School after which I proceeded to University of Ibadan, obtaining Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). I also did Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Lagos.
 
Key Skills Required
- Diplomatic Leadership
- Technical acuity
- Customer service
- People/employee orientation
 
Challenges Faced
Major challenge faced has been finances for various ideas generated during the course of our business operation, but we have been lucky with banks, although most of the time belatedly.
 
Career Development
I develop my career through constant self-development, active engagement with local stakeholders and organizations and through various relevant associations like; Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association – NVMA and Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN). I also develop myself through global exposure from travel & conferences, to self-development and training.
 
Career Highlight
- First distinguished Alumnus of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan
- Distinguished Veterinarian Award of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association – Peer Recognition
- Farmer of the year award – three times by Centeral Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at both State and National level
- Past President, Poultry Association of Nigeria, Ogun State
- Fellow – Farm Management Association
- Fellow – College of Veterinary Surgeons of  Nigeria
- Committee Member – International Egg Commission 
 
Advice to Others
Set yourself a clear vision and stay focused in deploying available resources in achieving the goal. Be a leader and hold high your integrity because you require it to access resources whether it is man, material of finance for your business.
 
 

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