Mr. John Obayuwana – Chairman/CEO of Polo Luxury Group

Mr Obayuwana is a Nigerian businessman and a patron of the arts. He is known as one of the pioneers of the luxury industry in Africa and has played a significant role in defining and setting the standards for African luxury. With every enterprise Polo ventures into, Mr Obayuwana continues to bolster his legacy in the luxury industry. Mr Obayuwana is also the Chairman of Cat Construction Group.

Polo Luxury is the leading luxury goods firm in Nigeria, retailing some of the most preeminent luxury brands in the world. The company has become a reference point in West Africa as a purveyor of high-end Swiss watches, writing instruments and accessories.

Polo is the authorised retailer for brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Chopard, Piaget, Breguet, Omega, and Montblanc, among others.

The company was founded in 1987 by John Obayuwana, a well-known business visionary and leading philanthropist in Nigeria.

Polo remains a family business and Mr Obayuwana is assisted by his daughter, Ms Jennifer Obayuwana, as Executive Director.

Our reason for being is the dedication to a world of beauty and a way of life that celebrates excellence and puts a premium on fine craftsmanship.

Polo Luxury has boutiques in two cosmopolitan cities in West Africa. Our flagship boutique is in Victoria Island, Lagos

  • Victoria Island is the centre of commerce, housing the head offices of all the largest oil companies, prominent banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions, as well as the major embassies and important technology companies
  • Our Abuja boutique is situated in the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, where everything happens at Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory

To underline the prestige of the brand, Polo Avenue has established two boutiques of contemporary joy and beauty in the most coveted locations in Lagos.

In addition, Polo is known for its philanthropic endeavours in the community and its support of initiatives to improve the environment and better people’s lives.

We aim to contribute to the sustainability and meaningful development of our environment. Activities include:  Provision of funding and facilities to emerging fashion designers; sponsorship of the Lagos Polo Tournament as the official timekeeper, thereby supporting youth and sports development; and regular outreach to low-income schools and orphanages to provide much needed support.