Dr. Agbato’s academic brilliance earned him immediate employment after graduation with the Department of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Ibadan after his compulsory National Youth Service in 1976, where he served for about 16 months as a lecturer before enrolling for the Master of Business Administration program at the University of Lagos; thus graduating 15 months later in December 1978 with an MBA degree; becoming the first Veterinarian in the country to do so.
Dr. Olatunde Agbato joined SEEPC Nigeria Limited the manufacturers of SANDERS feeds as the Technical Commercial Manager in charge of feeds and also doubled as the in-house Veterinarian of the organization. During his tenure with the organization, his exceptional organizational ability manifested in his several innovative initiatives that broke new grounds in the business and established SEEPC Limited as a leader in the livestock feed industry.
Dr. Olatunde Agbato’s astuteness in business and his outstanding success in the livestock feed industry was so overbearing that he decided to set new goals and targets for himself by starting up his own venture, which started as OA &OA Associates in December 1979 in partnership with his amiable wife, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Agbato, a poultry technologist, which later metamorphosed to Animal Care Services Konsult Nigeria Ltd at incorporation in 1981.
Dr. Olatunde Agbato was one of the major pillars of private Veterinary practice in Nigeria, where his organization, ANIMAL CARE SERVICES KONSULT (NIG) LTD can be said to be the largest private employer of Veterinarians in the country with more than 20 qualified veterinarians in its employment. Dr. Agbato had moved Animal Care is into big-time commercial feed milling with factories in Ogere, Ogun State, Kano, Kano State, and Asaba, Delta State, and in addition, operates one of the biggest and best-run poultry farms in Nigeria. The company currently has a workforce of over 1000 employees on its farm, factories, and branches all over the country.
Dr. Agbato’s vision, dynamism, and industry earned him and his organization recognized nationally and internationally. This culminated into many honors and awards for exemplary contributions to the livestock industry, veterinary profession and these include:
- Fellow of the College of Veterinary Surgeons of Nigeria.
- First Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan.
- Distinguished Veterinarian Award of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association.
- Fellow, Farm Management Association of Nigeria.
- Member, International Egg Commission where he is the only African and black member of the membership committee and also an Ambassador of the commission.
- Omoluabi Award by the Ikenne Local Government, Ogun State.
- International Ambassador for Peace by the Youth Federation for World Peace, an affiliate of Universal Peace Federation, an NGO with Consultative Status at the United Nations.
- He served as a two-term elected member of the Veterinary Council of Nigeria.
Dr. Olatunde Agbato who was for some time a member of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association in Atlanta, Georgia, is a member of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) and was two terms past Chairman of the Ogun State Chapter of the association. Through his inspirational leadership, the chapter started an international exhibition tagged ABEOKUTA POULTRY SHOW which today is now known as the Nigerian Poultry Show.
Dr. Agbato’s display of a high level of ingenuity, and commitment to sound reasoning coupled with long-term planning has stood him shoulder high amongst competitors and competition. He has demonstrated how intense scholarship (or, an intellectual disposition) can be brought to bear on day-to-day business. In other words, Animal Care (the business concern which he pioneered) has grown on the wings of breaking new grounds and initiating new ideas that can help advance the Nigerian livestock industry.
Dr. Agbato’s commitment to scholarship is not just a personal affair. He can be rightly described as a mentor of scholars. He has supported the veterinary and agric faculties of several universities in many ways, and his door was always opened to researchers and scholars from within and outside the nation. In addition, He had been a fair haven for subject matter specialists and professionals, who are encouraged to cut their teeth and carve a niche for themselves while in the employment of the company. Today, he was surrounded by specialists in diagnostics, nutrition, marketing, management, finance, and so on. Dr. Agbato was not just an intellectual; he was a great mentor, a Legend, and a manager of intellectuals. Perhaps, this pooling and nurturing of intellectual capital is the greatest secret of his business success.
Dr. Olatunde Agbato was a devout Christian. He was an active Methodist both in his local churches in Agege, Lagos and Ogere his home town where he contributes generously to their physical and spiritual growth. In 2006, he was conferred with the award of Knight of John Wesley by the Conference of Methodist Church Nigeria.
The sterling contributions of Dr. Olatunde Agbato to scholarship, nation-building, and promotion of the wellbeing of society are truly immense. Also, his remarkable achievements in the private sector, outstanding contributions to the growth of the veterinary profession and the livestock industry in Nigeria; consistent high moral standard and integrity; and selfless service to humanity have endeared him to many people at home and abroad, while setting him up as a creditable role model for the upcoming generation.
Until his death on Thursday the 7th of January 2021, Dr. Olatude Agbato remained the President and Chief Executive of Animal Care Services Konsult, a Class Leader of Knight of John Wesley, Methodist Church Nigeria. Dr. Olatunde Agbato was aged 70, he was survived by his wife, Dame Olufunmilayo Agbato Children, Grandchildren, Siblings, and many friends.
She sits on the advisory boards of several organizations, NGOs, fora, and a seasoned discussant on topical issues ranging from family, career, business, finance, communication as well as several religious matters. A coach and mentor with several impacts across the nation.
Lady Olufunmilayo is a co-founder of Animal Care Services Konsult, one of the largest farm conglomerates in sub-Sahara Africa with thousands of workforce and presence in several parts across the nation; and Funtuna Farms alongside other subsidiaries.
She is currently the Executive Vice President of the conglomerate.
A member of the Lagos Country Club and others. She has attended several executive fora, summits, conferences across the world.
A graduate of Animal Health and Husbandry at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Moore Plantation, Ibadan where she obtained a National Diploma.
After a brief period in the then Western Nigeria and later Oyo State Civil Service as a veterinary assistant, she proceeded to Newport, England in 1977 on a Federal Government scholarship to study Poultry and Management Husbandry at the famous Harper Adams Agricultural College (now Harper Adams Agricultural University), and graduated in 1979 as the best student in her class, winning many prizes and medals.
She returned to Nigeria in 1979 and got married to Dr. Olatunde A. Agbato, and both of them immediately went into business, setting up O. A. & O. A. Associates (representing their initials), a livestock consultancy outfit. This later metamorphosed into Animal Care Services Konsult (Nigeria) Limited and associated businesses.
As a poultry farmer and livestock consultant, Mrs. Agbato served for several years as a member of the executive of the Poultry Association of Nigeria in Lagos; and won several medals and merit awards within the industry, including that of an honorary Guest Lecturer at the Department of the Animal Science University of Ibadan. She is a Patroness to several students’ associations in the Faculties of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine in many institutions of higher learning in Nigeria.
A devout Christian, Lady Olufunmilayo Agbato is involved in various evangelistic activities of her church, with a special interest in marriage counseling and reconciliation. She was senior church steward for several years at Methodist Church Nigeria, Agege, Lagos, and she is currently the Lay President** of the Agege Diocese of Methodist Church Nigeria.
He is a clinically trained pharmacist with a specialty in Antimicrobial Stewardship, Nutrition, and Metabolic Support. His pharmaceutical care experience spans community practice, hospital practice, and now veterinary practice.
He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the prestigious Lagos Business School and currently, he is the Executive Director for Animal Husbandry & Technical Services at Animal Care Services Konsult (Nig.) Ltd, a leading integrated livestock health and production company.
Dr. Agbato is an active member of the Poultry Association of Nigeria, is currently serving as the PRO of PANOG (Poultry Association of Nigeria, Ogun State), and has recently been inducted into the International Egg Commission’s Young Egg Leader (YEL) program 2020.
His roles cut across business leadership, growth and expansionary strategy, government relations, venture capital prospecting, investment appraisal, driving and harnessing technological initiatives for corporate inclusiveness, financial management, risk, and corporate sustainability, people management, operations strategy, growth forecasts, and corporate strategy, amongst others.
He has featured in several retreats, and conferences across the globe.
She is currently the Executive Director for the Funtuna Lifestyle Brand at Funtuna Ventures, a subsidiary of Animal Care Services Nigeria Limited, where she leads the corporate strategy and brand of the firm in the industry, facilitating consumers networks and opinion surveys; evaluating and managing customer expansionary strategy; providing executive advisory with issues relating to corporate clients, managing renewals, retentions and various engagements fora; working with top lading brand firms to ensure global and adequate representation of the Funtna brand in the global market; providing guidelines and direction with regards to the social media strategy and various interface for competitive edge and advantage; driving the workforce of the Funtuna to achieve superior quality and consistent brand innovation; advocacy for healthy living through the products offerings; working with diverse partners and various stakeholders to ensure business continuity and consistent realignment with the changing business models, climates and environment; ensuring the business provides worthwhile investment to various stakeholders including investors; working on various succession plans and process improvements initiatives for th brand; directing and guiding on various supply chain models at ensuring compliance with best global practice and serve the customers at premium, participating in both local and global fora that drive value in the industry.
She is happily married with kids.
He is currently Executive Director, leading the conglomerate and fast-growing group, with competencies in biotechnology, feeds, Premix & additives, equipment, egg productions, institute, and advisory, respectively, across several divisions and locations.
He designs develop and implements strategic plans for the various streams of the group in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. He is a leader, mentor.
He also provides executive direction to the corporate staff membership, budget, company assets, and other resources in order to raise the group corporate profitability growth, dimensions, and business opportunities.
He participates actively on the board on Quarterly, semiannually, or annually strategic sessions.
He has vast experiences cutting across corporate finance, project management, investment appraisal, operations strategy, marketing operations, strategic management human resource and office management, cost management, etc.
He has attended several courses and professional training in the country as well as overseas.
Adewale is a multi-talented, experienced, and result-driven person whose competencies cut across finance, business operations, supply chain management, financial system analysis, business growth solvency, and loan management.
He is happily married with children.
She has led the retinue of personnel and has worked in several functional departments and roles In the organization.
Taiwo began her accounting training at Nigeria Telecommunication Limited as an industrial trainee in 1997. Having successfully completed National Youth Service Corps in the year 2000, she immediately joined Animal Care Services Konsult Nigeria Limited. In two decades of dedicated service, she has worked as the Branch Accountant, Budget Officer, Management Accountant, and currently the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
In addition, her skills span through evaluating and forecasting budgetary needs, preparing financial reports, developing strategic long-term business plans, cash flow projections, working capital management, financial modeling, and financial advisory supports, and identifying new sources of funds.
She has attended training on Leadership and Management Skills, Risk Management in Agro-Allied Industry, and Leadership for Strategic Turnaround in Business.
She supervises over 20 Accountants In the organization across the country and several divisions.
He is currently a Farm Manager with Animal Care.
Dr. Costa had previously worked as Technical Farm manager in Malawi, Production Manager in Saudi Agricultural Development Company; Farm Manager at Liwa Poultry Farm, UAE; Farm manager at Aljazira Poultry Corp; Senior Zonal Manager, marketing development officer, technical sales officer all in Venkateswara Hatcheries Limited, Indian; Training Manager, Suguna Poultry Farm Limited; Farm Manager, VRR Broiler Farm, Chennai, amongst others.
He has vast experiences cutting across laboratory technology for isolation; petersime setters and hatchers; automatic spray combinator and vaccinators for live and killed vaccines; processing plant techniques for fresh chilled chickens.
His involvements in grassroots poultry operations include commercial production, marketing, vaccination, disease diagnosis, biosecurity, and integrations, amongst others
He is happily married with kids
Tunde has worked at different positions in the organization and is currently the AGM, Health Division, ACSK.
A member of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA). He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and has attended several pieces of training, conferences, workshop, and seminars at national and international levels under the sponsorship of Animal Care.
Tunde’s two decades of experiences in diverse fields and multiple portfolios demonstrate his verse skills cutting across leadership, innovations, and development of several products; cascading and developing several marketing territories, overseeing and facilitating international partnerships and overseas products, pioneering and establishing several departments, managing business crises, and biosecurity challenges, integrating and upscaling the marketing and sales department, featuring in several training modules designing curricular development for the institutes, leading several projects and scaling up numerous plants and operations, coaching and mentorship several branch heads, amongst others.
He is a seasoned livestock strategist.
Tunde has worked at different positions in the organization and currently the AGM, Health Division, ACSK.
A member of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA). He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and has attended several trainings, conferences, workshop, and seminars at national and international levels under the sponsorship of Animal Care.
Tunde’s two decades experiences in diverse fields and multiple portfolios demonstrate his verse skills cutting across leadership, innovations and development of several products; cascading and developing several marketing territories, overseeing and facilitating international partnerships and overseas products, pioneering and establishing several departments, managing business crises and biosecurity challenges, integrating and upscaling the marketing and sales department, featuring in several training modules designing curricular development for the institutes, leading several projects and scaling up numerous plants and operations, coaching and mentorship several branch heads, amongst others.
He is a seasoned livestock strategist.
He was previously National Sales & Marketing manager with vast experience in business negotiations, sales forecast, marketing budgeting and performance interventions, sales team coaching and mentorship, products innovations and territory design, pricing strategy competitive transmutation, geographical mapping, territory survey, psychology of selling, marketing recycling, etc.
Daniel has worked at different leading roles and portfolios in Animal Care Services Konsult (Nig) Ltd .He is presently the Chief Operating Officer in charge of Nutrition (Anifeed)- Animal Care Feeds & Concentrates, where he designs product innovations, fiscal designs, business risk management, ROI of investment and appraisal, business performance and dashboards; execution strategy, competitors benchmarking, consumer behaviours, and leadership. He will be competing with the global giants and multinationals in the industry.
Daniel is a member of several professional bodies including the Nigerian Association of Animal Health & Husbandry Technologist, he is a Chartered Marketer and a Full Member of Nigerian Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). He also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and also a Fellow Chartered Institute of Customer Relationship Management
He joined Animal Care Services Konsult (Nig.) Limited in 2001 and has served in various departments/capacities;
Accounts Officer, Credit Control Officer, Internal Control Manager (South-South & South East), and currently the Branch Operations Manager (South-South & South East).
He is happily married with kids.
Ojisola is a trained Operations Manager and certified data analyst and data translator. He holds an MBA in Production and Operations Management from the University of Lagos.
He has several years of experience in Operations Management, Project Management, and Business Process Improvement.