OLUSOLA JACOB ONI, Proprietor and Chairman of SOFUNIX INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLs, he is also the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SOFUNIX INVESTMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED. He is an award-winning multidimensional professional. He is an Educationist, Business Administrator, Public Relations Practitioner, Financial Journalist and. He holds Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) of Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Journalism of Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Lagos and Bachelor’s Degree in Education of Obafemi Awolowo University (Ondo Campus) Ile – Ife.
After a brief stint as a Lecturer, at Gongola State College of Education, Jalingo (Now Taraba State) Oni moved into Journalism by joining a Yola Based News Magazine, National Spectator. He later joined The Guardian Newspaper Limited where he had a robust career by specializing in Reporting and Analyzing the Capital Market. He won the 1997 Award for Media Excellence in Financial Reporting.
Also in 1997, Oni joined The Nigerian Stock Exchange as an Assistant Manager and Head of Media Relations Unit in the Corporate Communications Department (Then Corporate Affairs) the position that conferred on him the Spokesman for The Nigerian Stock Exchange. He rose through the ranks to become the Head of Corporate Communications Department and Head of Market Administration in the Market Operation and Information Technology (IT) Directorate at a separate period.
Oni was heavily involved in The Nigerian Stock Exchange’s Investor Education Programme and he played a very technical role in the initiation and implementation of The Exchange’s Annual National Essay Competition for Secondary Schools and Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. He was one of the key drivers in the Transformation Programme of The Exchange midwived by Accenture. He worked extensively with Accenture to prepare The Exchange’s Communications Strategy. Oni resigned from The Exchange on 30th November 2010, after thirteen years of meritorious service.
His strong background in education is exemplified in his founding of SOFUNIX International Schools which comprises SOFUNIX Nursery and Primary School and SOFUNIX International College. Oni is the chairman of the schools
Oni who also has the background in Capital Market Operations attended strategic technical and professional courses in many top class institutions including New York Institute of Finance, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, London School of Management, World Bank and Lagos Business School. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR), Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Nigerian Union of Teachers and American Biographical Institute.