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Our Board

The company has a dynamic board made up of exceptional professionals in various fields with experience that cut across financial services, oil and gas, engineering, law and public sector.

Alhaji Alfa Suleiman Wali, B.A [Econs & Pol Science] - Chairman

An Industrialist, Technocrat and Agriculturist. In the early sixties, he served in the Northern Nigeria Government as Assistant Secretary in the Premier’s Office in Kaduna, Senior Administrative Officer in Ministry of Works, Industries and Agriculture. He served as a Permanent Secretary in the Federal Civil Service under the following ministries: Political Affairs, Office of the President, Public Matters, Head of Service, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Information, Social Development, Youth, Sports and Culture, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Aviation. He retired in 1990 as the longest serving Permanent Secretary in Nigeria [1968 – 1990].

He is a member of Northern Nigeria Marketing Board, member, Governing Council, Institute for Social and Economic Research [NISER]. He served on the board of National Cargo Handling Company, Nigeria Television Authority, Nigeria produce Marketing Company, to mention only a few.

He at various occasions represented Nigeria in various international assignments such as; Leader of the Nigerian Delegation to International Maritime Organization in London, Leader of the Nigerian Delegation to International Aviation Authority in Montreal, Canada.

It was his exploits in the civil service that earned him a call to serve the Federal Government of Nigeria between 1998 and 1999 as Minister, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He is presently the Chairman/CEO, Rurum Farms Limited, one of the largest privately owned farms in Northern Nigeria.

Alhaji Alfa Suleiman Wali holds the London University Degree of B.A in Economics and Political Science. As a student, he won a medal in Oratory at the University College, Ibadan.

Emmanuel Osa Agwoje, B.Sc, M.Sc[Econs] - Managing Director/CEO

An outstanding scholar who won various awards in his school days, he was placed third in a National Essay Competition and was, for three years, while at the University of Port Harcourt, in the Dean List for outstanding performance. At the University of Benin, he was the best graduating student in the M.Sc Economics class of 1986.

A seasoned banker, his career which spanned over a period of 16 years at Allstates Trust Bank Plc, took him through all facets of banking including branch management, credit and marketing, foreign operations, investment banking, private banking and corporate finance; culminating to his being appointed Executive Director overseeing investment banking activities of the bank. He was Team Leader for Prudent Bank Plc restructuring programme that presented to UAC Plc, the majority shareholder of the bank then, the blue print that formed the basis for restructuring the bank. He has attended various banking courses at home and abroad.

As a banker, he was saddled with sensitive responsibilities of managing his bank’s liquidity, asset and liabilities as well as funds management. At various occasions, he was mandated to manage branches where he excelled. He also championed the course of shaping the bank’s strategic direction in terms of human capital development. His intelligence, diligence and integrity saw him sitting on and chairing different policy making committees notable among them being the Bank’s Asset and Liabilities Committee [ALCO]. He was instrumental in fashioning some key policies that were in use in the Bank.

A one time Trustee of Money Market Association of Nigeria, Mr. Agwoje served as a major resource person in articulation of Programmes for the association and played key role in the development and implementation of Treasury Dealership Certificate of Money Mart. Aside serving as member of Rivers State and Bayelsa State Privatisation Committee that advised the Governments of these states on the privatization programme, Emmanuel Agwoje, in 1999 worked with the Minister of Science and Technology in the development of the blue print for the Nigerian Satellite Project.

Okoturo Godwin Babatunde BSc, FCS Director

Mr. Okoturo is a fellow of the Chartered Institute Stockbrokers with deep knowledge of the financial services industry and rich work experiences that cut across banking and non-banking financial institutions. Some of the organizations where he meritoriously served in different executive capacities include: Bank of Credit and Commerce Int. Nig. Limited, Centrepoint Investment Limited and Shiroro Finance Limited. He presently serves on the board of several companies some of which are Alfred George Nigeria Limited (Venture Capitalist/Consultancy Services), Food Emporium International Limited, Oceandrive Foods Limited, AG Foods Nigeria Limited, Sastog Investments Limited and Associated Franchise Holding.

David Nwazeapu, LL.B [Hons] B.L, LL.M, MBA - Director

A barrister at Law whose unrelenting desire to excel has taken him to all aspects of business. His remarkable career commenced with Lagos State Ministry of Justice in 1979 as an Accounts Clerk in the Administrator General and Public Trustee Unit. His career, after qualifying as a lawyer has seen him served in various capacities as the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser for various companies. His business acumen endeared him to serve as the General Manager African Petroleum Plc, Director Util Gas Nigeria & Overseas Gas Co. Ltd, Director African Petroleum Plc, Deputy Managing Director, Star-AP Joint Venture and Managing Director, Sadiq Petroleum Nigeria Ltd before venturing into private business.

David holds Law Degree [LL.B and LL.M] obtained at the Universities of Benin and Lagos respectively, a post Graduate Diploma in Management and an MBA from ESUT Business School.

Kasim Olalekan Hassan, HND, MBA - Director

An accomplished banker, Alhaji Hassan’s banking career spanned over a period of 25 years. Three of these were spent in Corporation of Lloyds City of London as an underwriter. His 18 years career with the Central Bank of Nigeria exposed him to various aspects of banking in the apex bank including: Exchange Control, Organization and Methods, Internal Audit, Branch Management, Banking Operations, Treasury and Accounts where he worked in senior capacity. After a successful career in Central Bank of Nigeria, Alhaji Hassan moved to London, where he worked as a Financial Consultant on mortgages, property negotiation and management services. He presently is a commissioner with the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission.

He was educated at South West London College where he read Business Studies, holds the Post Graduate Diploma of the Administrative Staff College and an MBA in Banking and Finance from Kessington University, Glendale C.A.

Babatunde Soetan, B.Sc, M.Sc - Director

An accomplished Civil Engineer/Construction and Project Management Professional, with over 20 years experience, has served in senior capacity in various companies such as Globacom Limited, Crown Realties Plc ASI Building Systems Ltd, Sakamori Construction Nigeria Ltd, and Espro Construction Ltd.

His skill covers formulation of project proposals, planning, scheduling and coordination of project implementation in building estate infrastructure and mass housing development. He is currently, the Managing Director Director/CEO of Lilburn Millennia Projects Nigeria Limited.

Mr. Soetan obtained the B.Sc degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Ife(now Obafemi Awolowo Universit) and M.Sc Construction Management from the University of Lagos.

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