September 3, 2015
10 things you didn’t know about the late billionaire, Fernandez
- Chief Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez was born in 1936.
- He was considered one of the richest men in Africa.
- He was a Diplomat and Permanent Representative of Central African Republic to the United Nations.
- He was born in Lagos into the Fernandez family that originated from Cuba.
- In 1982, he served as advisor to the Angolan Government on Economic matters, a position he held for two years until his appointment as Deputy Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations in 1984.
- He ran an oil company called Petro Inett which obtained a 50% share with South African-based Energy Africa Limited.
- In 1992, he was appointed Special Adviser to the President of Mozambique on International Economic Matters, a position he held for three years.
- He was married to Aduke Fernandez, whom he divorced in July 2003 following a £300m divorce suit in Scotland filed on July 1, 2003. Aduke died in 2013.
- He married another wife, Halima, in 2003.
- Fernandez died on September 1, 2015 in Belgium after battling with an undisclosed illness for several months.