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Shehu Atta – Founder of Travolta Engineering Services Limited – HindSight

Shehu Atta – Founder of Travolta Engineering Services Limited

“Strive to be the best in whatever you find yourself doing at every point in time.”

Meet Shehu Atta

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My name is Shehu Atta, I’m in my mid thirties. I’m a very energetic entrepreneur, a self-starter, influencer, a relationship manager, a leaders and a very vibrant team player. I’m a second class upper graduate with close to a decade experience in Sales, Customer service, Business development, Relationship management in Pharmaceutical sector,Banking and Pension industry.

I studied Biochemistry and graduated top of my class in 2005 from University of Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria.

I’m a very dogged fighter and a visionary and I’ve had course to lead a team of youth corps members during my national services year. We successfully innovated a farm project; ?Al-majiri farms? to address and tackle food scarcity and poor nutrition prevalent in group of indigent young people in Kano state, Nigeria.

Working as a medical sales executive, I lead a sales team to establish market for a range of new-to-market pharmaceutical products. We achieved sales milestones by closing monthly sales in hundreds of millions of Naira after just 12months in operation. My target markets were government/ private hospitals, pharmacy, and distributive trade outlets.

I had more than seven years highly valuable banking experience and have successfully lead teams that brokered several profitable business deals to the banks I worked within this period. I have solid experience in private/ retail banking, business banking, and commercial banking. And, I also have a very sound skills in sales of pension solutions with a focus on the contributory pension scheme (CPS).

Currently, I run my businesses. I’m the MD/CEO of Travolta Engineering Services ltd. We have business focus in pharmaceuticals, construction, oil and gas, estate development and general services and contracting.

Our clients are the general public, government institutions, private sector and multinational companies.
Thank you.

How long have you been an Entrepreneur?

10 years

Did you leave a job to become an Entrepreneur?

I left my paid job to become full time entrepreneur

What is the name of your current project / company?

Travolta Engineering Services Limited

Please describe for us in 1 sentence your current project.

We’re in business of pharceutical supplies and also in partnership with govt. institutions to renovate and build health-care centres, schools to charter for pregnant women, children and pupils in indigent communities and rural areas.

Where did the idea of your current project come from?

From my Surveys and interraction with rural communinuties.

Why do you do what you do?

Because I’m passionate about them and give me joy to add value to my country.

What’s the one thing you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?

Strive to be the best in whatever you find yourself doing at every point in time.

What’s the most important piece of advice would you give to someone just starting?

Get to work, get focused, seek collaborations and expand your horizons.

What does your typical day look like?

Start with prayers 5am, follow news threads till 7am, take my break afterwards, get to work by 8am. I could still be at work as late as 9pm. Note: breaks and reading of books forms the relaxation part of my day.

If you were to start again, and could change one thing, what would it be?

Would have become a full time entrepreneur earlier than I did.

What is the most important thing in life?

Love, humanity, family and God!

What is one problem you encountered as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

Finance; This was solved through innovation business ideas, collaboration and offering solution to clients problems/ challenges.

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I’m a voracious reader and I love success and can do anything legitimate to make successful ventures.

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