Idris Olorunnimbe

Founder & CEO, The Temple Management Company

Nigeria

Idris is a consummate strategist and philosopher. He has a Law Degree from the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria.

He was born on 4th of July 1978 and hails from Lagos, a cosmopolitan city where he grew up and has served. He began his education at St. Saviour Primary School, Ebute Metta before proceeding for high school at Federal Government College, Ijanikin, Lagos.

As an entrepreneur, he has helped build an unusually wide variety of businesses, including a Pre-School, an automobile company, a record label, and two Nigerian fashion brands. He continues to serve in the advisory capacity in those companies even as he admits that Temple represents a culmination of his life’s work.

Idris has a passion for public service, and he worked as a Personal Assistant and Senior Special Assistant to Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, then Governor of Nigeria’s leading State, Lagos, from 2007-2015. Before then, he co-wrote a policy paper on driver reorientation in Lagos which led to the introduction of Drivers’ Institutes in the state.

He mentors several young creatives and frequently engages in public speaking in that capacity. An avid art collector, he has long-standing relationships with creative talents and entertainers alike. He has supported several concerts, shows and sports tournaments in Nigeria.