Mr. Pradeep Pahalwani is an accomplished serial entrepreneur with over 27 years experience in Nigeria. Friends fondly call him “Otunba”. He speaks ‘Pidgin English’ fluently. With a degree in Commerce (B.Com from Bombay, India), he came to Lagos in 1991 and started his life in Nigeria. He then got his Masters degree (EMBA) from the prestigious Lagos Business School (Pan-Atlantic University) during 2011 & 2012.
He has undergone training in :-Project management (PRINCE2 & PMP) CIIN (Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria) and
Six Sigma among others. He has undergone executive educations at :- IESE (Spain), IIM-Banglore (India) and Harvard Business School.
He considers Sir Richard Branson as his mentor. He loves to share his experience and is a mentor of many young professionals and entrepreneurs through many platforms including; Lagos Business School Alumni Association, Fate Foundation, Africa Entrepreneurship Awards, Tony Elumelu Foundation and Uturn Africa.
Enjoys reading, stand-up comedy and playing badminton.
He has served in the committee of the badminton section of Ikoyi Club 1938 as various capacities having joined the prestigious club in 1993. He is in the advisory board of Poise Graduate Finishing Academy and Patron of Poise. He is the Vice President (Membership) at Toastmasters Lighthouse. He is part of IPF (Indian Professionals Forum) EXCO. He is Director at Nigeria India Chamber of Commerce and Industries (NICCI). He is past EXCO of LBS Alumni EMBA16 class. He is Past President and current EXCO of Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate. He is member of Institute of Directors. He is actively associated with StartUp Grind. He has been key note speaker, panelist and MC in various events.
Happily married (over 20 years) and has a son, who has passion for sports business management working in Australia.
In the near future, he wishes to complete the book he is writing and do his doctorate in Entrepreneurial studies.