AbdulWasiu O. Sowami - Chairman Mr. Sowami is the founder & Chief Executive Officer of Prudent Energy & Services Ltd, a $600million gross-revenue mid to downstream company. He sits on the boards of several companies including Prudent E&P Ltd, FES Energy Ltd (UAE), Ignite Investment & Commodities Ltd, Prudent Gas Ltd and Prudent Effsow Commodities Ltd. By developing and leveraging on first tier relationships with leadership of international trading companies, including Glencore, Shell Trading Rotterdam, Vitol and BP Oil International Ltd, Mr. Sowami has amassed a combined trading line of over US$100million. Mr. Sowami is also well known for his philanthropy. He established the Abdul-Lateef & Sanni Foundation to build schools and provide scholarships to indigent students Education & Certifications: Mr. Sowami holds an M.Sc. in Corporate Governance from Leeds Beckett University, England and a B.Sc. in Sociology from University of Maiduguri. He is a member of the institute of Directors, Nigeria.
Olumide Adeosun - Chief Executive Officer With. Over 18 years of experience in oil and gas, renewable energy, power and strategy. Olumide has a proven track record of senior leadership and strategic foresight. He is a recognized thought leader in the energy sector Olumide provided advisory services to multinational clients at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), London and then worked as a consultant to British Petroleum (BP) Plc. And eventually went on to become Vice President, Commercial Development & Operations for BP’s Nigeria Trading business Prior to his recent appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Ardova Plc, Olumide led the Energy & Power (West Africa) Practice at PwC. He held various leadership roles, including Head of Strategy Consulting for West Africa and Head of Capital Projects and Infrastructure. Notably, he co-led the buy-side advisory of one of the largest acquisition deals in the Nigerian downstream oil and gas sector Education & Certifications: Olumide holds a B.Sc. In Architecture from Woodbury University, California and an M.Sc. in Information Security and Mathematics from Royal Holloway College, University of London
Moshood Olajide - Executive Director Finance & Risk Management Mr. Olajide has experienced rapid growth as a Chartered Accountant and Tax Professional due to his versatility and diligent work ethics His responsibilities at PwC, a multi-disciplinary firm, spanned financial reporting and regulatory services, statutory audits, capital projects, infrastructure deals, energy, utility and mining deals advisory and structuring, general tax advisory, compliance services, client training services and company secretarial services spanning multiple sectors of the economy and more notably in Oil and Gas. Prior to joining PwC, he had a stint with Aluko & Oyebode Law Firm where he had the responsibilities for general legal advisory, company secretariat, negotiation of commercial agreements, litigation and arbitration Education & Certifications: Mr. Moshood holds an LL.B from Obafemi Awolowo University and an LL,M Degree from Columbia Law School. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the New York Country Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)
Mohammed Aminu Umar - Non-Executive Director Mr. Umar has over 20 years of experience in the oil, gas and energy sector. Over time, he has played a significant role in shaping the maritime industry evidenced by the various roles and capacity he has served in. He currently serves as the President of Nigeria Ship-Owner’s Association (NISA) and is a member of the Ministerial Committee on Nigerian Fleet implementation Committee Member and the Advisory Council to the Executive Management of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Mr. Umar started his career as an accountant with the Overseas Agency Nigeria Ltd (OAN) and eventually rose to become the Managing Director between 2001 and 2007 He is the Founder and CEO of Sea Transport Services Nig. Ltd, one of the leading commercial managers of tanker vessels in Nigeria. As MD/CEO of the Sea Transport Services Group, Mr. Umar has led the company on a consistent growth trajectory over the last ten (10) years with the business conservatively valued at over $100million and growing his fleet to a total capacity of 350,000 Metric Tonnes. Mr. Umar is also Founder and Managing Director of integrated Shipping Services Nig. Ltd, the largest indigenous tanker port agency firm in Nigeria for Products, Crude and LNG tankers Education & Certifications: Mr. Umar holds a B.Sc. In Accounting from the University of Maiduguri
Olusola Adeeyo - Independent Non-Executive Director Mr. Adeeyo is a tested, trusted and seasoned professional in the finance, banking and business fields. He is Founder and CEO of Astral Waters Ltd, a leader in quality water delivery. He is also the founder of Protea Hotel Oakwood Park Lekki, a 4 Star Hotel which is part of an international hotel brand managed by Protea Hotel Group of South Africa. Previously, he was the Managing Director of Asset & Investment Ltd, a financial services company which he funded and managed He currently serves as an independent director and the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Remuneration Committee of the Central Securities and Clearing Systems Plc. He is also the Group Chairman of AXA Mansard Insurance Plc and sits on the boards of several other reputable companies in Nigeria Education & Certifications: Mr. Adeeyo holds an M.A. in International Relations form NorthEastern University, Boston, USA in addition to B.A. in Political Science from the University of New York, Albany, USA
Anlola Durosimi- Etti - Independent Non-Executive Director With an impressive career spanning over 35 years, Mrs. Durosinmi-Etti is a very experienced Barrister at Law, who started off her career as an Associate at Udoma Udo Udoma Law Firm. She went on to open her own legal practice under the name AJ.Durosimi-Etti & Co. and then consulted for Udoma & Bello-Osagie Legal Practitioners, and served as a Director at GoldHaze Ltd. She is currently a Director & Deputy Managing Director at Linkage Assurance Plc, where she successfully piloted the company through landmark transformational phases of growth, among which were their initial Public offer in 2003 and another Public offer in 2005. Subsequently, she steered the company through the challenges of recapitalization and an eventual merger with Central Insurance Company Ltd Education & Certifications: Mrs. Durosinmi-Etti holds an LL,M from the University of Cambridge, a BL (Barrister-at-Law) from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and an LL.B from University of Lagos.