Founder and Chief Responsibility Officer, Ruff ‘n’ Tumble
Adenike Ogunlesi is the Founder and Chief Responsibility Officer of Ruff ‘n’ Tumble, the foremost indigenous lifestyle brand operating to international standards in the design, production, and retail of children’s fashion for boys and girls from new born to sixteen years old.
As an authority in the garment manufacturing industry in Nigeria with over 35 years experience, Adenike has built a brand with over 15 retail outlets across Nigeria and is growing including an E-commerce platform; making Ruff n Tumble an instantly recognizable brand in the Nigerian market.
Adenike is the founding member and the first president of the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) at the Nigeria Employer’s Consultative Association (NECA). She was the pioneer advisory board member of the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) at the Pan African University’s Lagos Business School. She is an advisory board member and mentor at WISCAR (Women in Successful Careers) which is a structured mentoring programme for young women. She is a non-executive Director at LafargeHolcim Plc, a board member of the Feed A Child Programme and board member of The Amazing Amazons Foundation.
Adenike is a winner of numerous awards and an avid motivational speaker talking to women’s groups, entrepreneurs and young people.
She is happily married to Adegbola Ogunlesi, an industrialist in the beauty industry, and one of the founders of men’s fashion label, Sofisticat. They are blessed with 3 grown children