Captain Hosa Okunbo was a Nigerian business magnate, investor, philanthropist and trained commercial pilot. He served as either chairman or director on numerous company boards in Nigeria, spanning multiple business sectors such as the agro-allied, petroleum, telecommunications, power, real estate and banking industries.
|Idahosa Wells Okunbo
|Date of Birth
|January 7, 1958
|Benin City, Nigeria
|Businessman, Investor, Philanthropist
|Founder, Ocean Marine Solutions; Chairman, Hoslyn Ventures Limited; Director, Phil Nugent Nigeria Limited
|Date of Death
|August 8, 2021
Early Life and Career
Captain Hosa Okunbo was born on January 7, 1958, in Benin City, Nigeria. He attended Federal Government College, Warri, and later trained as a professional commercial pilot at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre, Zaria, Kaduna State, and became an airline captain at an early age.
Okunbo made his foray into the business world and established various companies across different sectors. He was the founder of Ocean Marine Solutions, a company that provides security services to the maritime sector in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea.
Captain Hosa Okunbo was known to be a philanthropist and was passionate about youth empowerment. He was also a recipient of numerous awards and honours, both locally and internationally.
Captain Hosa Okunbo died on August 8, 2021, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Estimated Net Worth
At the time of his death in 2021, Captain Hosa Okunbo’s estimated net worth was believed to be around $800 million. However, the exact figure is uncertain as his wealth was tied to his numerous investments in different sectors.