Born with a silver spoon, Ahmed Barma held on to his dream to become his own man while working with his father. It’s a long and tortuous journey that began in 1990 when he was serving under the tutelage of his industrious father and mentor, late Alhaji S. A. Barma. A few years on the job, Ahmed Shuaibu Barma, a smart Air Force cadet had excelled and proved his mettle. He rose through the ranks to become a supervisor.
And having gained experience and confidence, he opted out of his father’s business and established his own trading company, ABS Merchandising, a general goods import and trading company in Abuja. Today, 43 year-old Ahmed sits atop a multi-range haulage fleet management and petroleum marketing and distribution company located along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Ilasamaja, Lagos. Ahmed build his business empire from the scratch and became his own man.
In his quest for expansion, Ahmed recently set up Dunia Oil Nigeria Limited, Deltex Nigeria and Barma Estate as part of the subsidiaries.
Now rated among the top 10 transport haulage, petroleum marketing and logistics service delivery companies in Nigeria, AGS Barma has doubled its net reserves and equally spread its distribution channels all over the country.
Ahmed was also decorated as a role model and entrepreneur per excellence for his contribution to the development of Oriade and Amuwo-Odofin communities in Lagos. He is equally a recipient of leadership excellence awards including Africa Role Mode Awards, Global Excellence Awards for Best Businessman of the Year (2008), and Who’s Who Corporate Leaders Award for his giant strides in the transport industry.