Creating Values With Passion

An Executive Coach, Leadership Expert, Global Speaker & Nation Builder.

Founder/CEO GEMSTONE Group. 2022 Official Member, Forbes Coaches Council

About FD's


Fela Durotoye started his professional career as a Project Finance Analyst in Ventures & Trusts Limited (V&T) in 1992. In 1998, he brought his experience to Phillips Consulting Limited (PCL) where he excelled to head the Customer Service Group. There, Fela designed and facilitated several customer service and personal mastery training programs and retreats.


In 2000, he established V.I.P CONSULTING Limited and soon gained the reputation as one of the leading experts in the fields of Customer Management and Workforce Activation in Nigeria.


In 2007, V.I.P Consulting went through a corporate transformation from a purely management consulting firm into a social enterprise called VISIBLE IMPACT LIMITED. The restructuring added to its existing Consulting group, four other divisional groups comprising the Project Management group, the Multimedia group as well as the Investment Management and Foundation groups to the new Visible Impact corporate structure.


Fela DUROTOYE is now a sought-after Business Strategist and has over a decade hands-on industry experience in the facilitation of Management Retreats across financial banking system, multinational & indigenous firms. He has a unique command of inspirational leadership that enables even the most successful executives aspire to greater things beyond their perceived boundaries of possibilities.


The list of corporate clients in the private sector that have been assisted by Fela DUROTOYE in their quest for phenomenal service leadership culture and corporate transformation management spread across different spheres of the economy.


His clients in the Banking & Investment Institutions include Access Bank, GTBank, First Bank, Zenith Bank, First City Monument Bank, Diamond Bank, Fidelity Bank, United Bank for Africa, Skye Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, ARM Investment Management, Vetiva Asset & Management Ltd, Cordros Capital.


His clients in the Oil & Gas sector include Shell Petroleum Development Corporation, Oando, Total, Addaxx Petroleum, Masters Energy, Bell Oil & Gas and Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Company NLNG.


In the telecommunications sector, his clients include Airtel, MTN, Etisalat and Multichoice Nigeria.


In the Manufacturing & FMCG space, his clients include, Peugeot Automobiles, Printserve, Lafarge, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nestle, Sanofi Aventis and Pfizer.


In the multilateral and public sectors, the client list also includes Eko Electricity Development Company (EKEDC), Benin Electricity Development Company (BEDC), African Finance Corporation, The European Union (EU Nigeria office), The Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) as well as the state governments of Lagos, Oyo, Kwara, Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Rivers, Ondo and Ekiti.


He presently sits on the board of several companies across the spectrum of Nigerian’s economic space such as O NAPHTALI (leading scratch card print company in Nigeria), and BUBEZ FOOD COMPANY.


He is currently the chairman of the boards of Directors of some of Nigeria’s leading companies including HOUSE OF TARA INTERNATIONAL (Nigeria’s leading beauty company with over 4,000 beauty representatives, 22 beauty studios & 12 make-up schools), HOMEBASE MORTGAGE BANK LIMITED  (a foremost mortgage institution led by Mr. Femi Johnson who is also the president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Nigeria), I-ASPIRE MEDIA (Operators of Nigeria’s premier inspiration and leadership radio) and ORBRA ICT (manufacturers of cutting edge smartphones, tablets, smart devices and accessories).


Fela is also on the advisory board of Nigeria Canada Forum (NCF) based in Regina Canada.

“We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.”
― John C. Maxwell
"When you don't know where you are going in life (No Clear Destination), you don't need direction... you need Divine Revelation"
― Fela Durotoye
About FD's


FD, as he is fondly called by his friends and protégés, has emerged as a credible voice of leadership for a new Nigeria across the wide spectrum of the young and old as well as business and political leaders. His fan base on Facebook currently is about 300K+ and he is followed by about 400K+ on Twitter and 500K+ Instagram and counting.

Presently, FD’s fan base has grown to over 1M across social media platforms.