Education

From 1995-1996, Oralusi attended Volkshochschulen Langenfeldgasse, in Vienna Austria, where he earned his German Language Certification. By 1999, he earned a diploma in Wirtschat informatics at Humboldt Fernlehrinstitute, Austria.

In 2000, he went further to bag Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development from PEF Privatuniversität für Management, Austria. At present, Oralusi is studying for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at The Association of Business Executives Institute, United Kingdom.

About Hareter Babatunde Oralusi
Hareter Babatunde Oralusi

 

Early Career

In 1996, while in Austria, Oralusi worked as a junior social worker in Austria for 2 years. He later moved up the ladder, and was handed the responsibility of managing a team of social workers. During his time in this role, he provided social services to couples, families and adolescents on matters pertaining to rights abuse, child rearing and development, relationships, alcohol and substance abuse, ill behavior as well as psychiatric problems.

In 1999, he became a Team Leader for the Rural Credit Agency, handling organizational and risk assessment of six regional rural credit operations as well as national programs. At this stage of his career, he was saddled with the responsibilities of reviewing institutional strategy, governance, organizational structure as well as providing recommendations for institution’s building and transformation to a regulated financial institution.

Business Ventures

In 1999, Oralusi set up a part – time business Tuloh International Limited, an automobile and computer sales business in Austria and Nigeria. In 2002, he begin a travels and tours business, Tuloh Travels & Tours in Central London, United Kingdom. By 2004, the Travels & Tours business had grown to include chartered flight and luxury chauffeuring services. The Tuloh flight services, covering routes between Europe and Africa, was later re-branded as African Direct Airline.

In 2005, Oralusi was approached by British Law Firm to broker the acquisition of an oil well in Nigeria by LUKOIL. With this connection, he was able to established Grovesnor Petroleum, a petroleum importation, storage, distribution, trading and retailing company in Nigeria.

Political Aspirations & Achievements

Oralusi started is political career in 2005 by joining Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State. In 2007 he contested election into the Federal House of Representative under the Leadership Party but stepped down during the consensus dialogue for an older politician.

From 2007-2010, Oralusi was appointed Senior Special Assistant (Executive Assistant) to Executive Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola on Water Resources and Rural Development.

In 2010, he was appointed into the board of Nigerian Labour Cooperative Society, and was promoted to Deputy Secretary General (DSG). As the Deputy Secretary General of the Nigerian Labour Cooperative Society, he was credited with re-designing the organization into an internationally recognized social enterprise. Under this designation, Oralusi also initiate, design and coordinated the first International Cooperative Conference in Nigeria in partnership with Federal Ministry of Agriculture aimed at facilitating finance and investment for micro and small enterprises, low income earners and grassroots communities.

In 2010, with approval from the Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria, Oralusi established public private partnership institution, Nigerian Capital Development Fund to support state and federal government development objectives on social investments.

In 2014, Oralusi was the governorship candidate of Osun State Governorship Election under Action Alliance. In 2015, he was a Director General, a presidential campaign team for re-election of Former President Goodluck Jonathan chaired by Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.

Oralusi has been recognized by various organizations for his social innovations. Some of the awards include; Edwin Enterprise Development Awards, Best African Young Entrepreneur Award in Austria in 2002, The Black Business International in United Kingdom, Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2005, and The Solomon Foundation Entrepreneur Awards in 2006 with cash prize of £200,000 in United Kingdom. The Award of Excellence in Social Innovation at the National Economic Development award, Abuja, 2010 and Awarded The Most Illustrious Politician of the Year by Primus Xpressions Media Group in 2014. Award of Honour as Guest Lecturer, University of Ibadan in 2016.

Hareter Babatunde Oralusi