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Board of Directors


AbdulWasiu O. Sowami
Chairman
Olumide Adeosun
Chief Executive Officer
Moshood Olajide
Chief Financial Officer
Mohammed Aminu Umar
Non-Executive Director
Olusola Adeeyo
Independent Non-Executive Director
Aniola Durosinmi – Etti
Independent Non-Executive Director

Management Team


Toyin Leo-Olagbaiye
Head, Aviation Marketing
Onakoya Olatunji
Head, Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Folasade Taiwo
Head, Retail Sales
Olugbenga Olorunnisola
Ag. Manager, Business Assurance & Compliance
Ibrahim Bamgbopa
Head, Engineering & Infrastructural Projects
Chibu Oguike
Manager, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ)
Edidiong Ekwere
Head, Strategy & Government Relations Strategy & Government Relations
Victoria Itunu Awoniyi
Ag. Business Manager, Commercial & Industrial
Babatunde Taiwo
Head, Business Operations
Habib Bello
Manager, Lubes & Specialties Marketing
Oladeinde Nelson-Cole
Ag. Company Secretary and General Counsel
Abiodun Ope-Adesanya
Manager, Human Resources
Samuel Eze
Head, PMS & Retail Transformation
Joseph Ogbeide
Manager, Brands & Corporate Communications
Adebola Olatunbosun
Senior Analyst, Investor Relations
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.
Toyin Leo-Olagbaiye - Head, Aviation Marketing

Joined: 2014
Experience: Toyin Leo-Olagbaiye is head of AirArdova and currently oversees the company's aviation business. Since joining the company in 2014, he has held several leadership roles, including Head of Commercial Sales and Head of Upstream Services. He has over twenty years of experience in credit management, relationship management and business development across Nigeria's financial, aviation and oil and gas industries.

Qualifications: B. Tech in Agricultural Science (Federal University of Technology, Akure).
Onakoya Olatunji - Head, Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG)

Joined: Jan 2016
Experience: Onakoya Olatunji is the head of LPG at Ardova PLC. He is responsible for the strategic growth and expansion of the company’s gas business in line with its vision and core values. He has ten years of experience in the downstream sector with a focus on trading, operations, procurement, supply, and logistics.

Qualifications: MEng in Chemical Engineering with Environmental (University of Nottingham), BEng in Chemical Engineering (University of Nottingham).
Folasade Taiwo - Head, Retail Sales

Joined: 2012
Experience: Folasade Taiwo is head of Retail Sales at Ardova PLC. She has over nine years of experience in sales and product management. Since joining the company in 2012, she has held several leadership roles, including Business Manager – South West, Regional Business Manager, Retail Marketing Team Lead – South West and now Head of Retail Sales. She plays a vital role in growing the company’s sales revenue, building business relationships, and expanding its customer base.

Qualifications: MBA in Marketing Management (Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso), BSc in Accounting (Olabisi Onabanjo University), Full Member (National Institute of Marketing, Nigeria).
Olugbenga Olorunnisola – Ag. Manager, Business Assurance & Compliance

Joined: 2017
Experience: Olugbenga Olorunnisola is the Ag. Manager for business assurance and compliance at Ardova PLC. He joined the company as an IT auditor and rose through the ranks. He has over sixteen years of experience in IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, business process engineering and control, risk management, audit, and compliance.

Qualifications: BSc in Accounting (University of Lagos), Member (Information Systems Audit and Control Association).
Ibrahim Bamgbopa – Head, Engineering & Infrastructural Projects

Joined: 2019
Experience: Please can he provide more details related to his experience at Ardova PLC.

Qualifications: MSc in Building Services Engineering (International Islamic University, Malaysia), BSc in Civil Engineering (Obafemi Awolowo University), ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager (Professional Evaluation and Certification Board), Registered Engineer (Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria).
Chibu Oguike – Manager, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ)

Joined: 2012
Experience: Chibu Oguike is the HSEQ manager at Ardova Plc. He is responsible for implementing and maintaining the company's ISO quality management system. His HSEQ experience has spanned more than ten years with a broad knowledge of the oil and energy sector. He maintains a formidable HSEQ protocol to identify potential risks and clear violations promptly.

Qualifications: BSc in Environmental Management (Imo State University), NEBOSH Diploma, Member (American Society of Safety Professionals), Member (Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals).
Edidiong Ekwere – Head, Strategy & Government Relations Strategy & Government Relations

Joined: 2019
Experience: Edidiong Ekwere heads the Strategy & Government Relations team at Ardova Plc. She is responsible for overseeing the company's long-term future with an eye on its sustainability and profitability by defining and refining its corporate strategy and operating framework. Before joining the company, she worked for over 13 years in exploration as a Geoscientist with the Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), taking on roles in project management, oil and gas, data analysis and health safety security environment (HSSE).

Qualifications: BSc in Geology (University of Calabar), Member (Society of Petroleum Engineers), Member (The Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists).
Victoria Itunu Awoniyi – Ag. Business Manager, Commercial & Industrial

Joined: 2006
Experience: Victoria Itunu Awoniyi is the Ag. Business Manager, Industrial Business Solutions at Ardova Plc. She has over fifteen years of experience in sales and marketing, compliance and strategic business management across the financial services, oil and gas, aviation, real estate, and telecommunications industries. She leads the sales management team, provides business development solutions, and oversees the expansion of the company's customer base.

Qualifications: BSc in Banking and Finance (University of Calabar).
Babatunde Taiwo – Head, Business Operations

Joined: 2007
Experience: Babatunde Taiwo is the head of Business Operations at Ardova PLC and oversees the lubricants production plants in Apapa, Lagos and Onne, Rivers. He also manages depot operations, sales support services and customer service. He has over thirteen years of experience in downstream product marketing and operations.

Qualifications: MBA in General Management (University of Lagos), BSc in Mechanical Engineering (University of Lagos), Member (American Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers). Corporate Member (Nigerian Society of Engineers).
Habib Bello – Manager, Lubes & Specialties Marketing

Joined: 2015
Experience: Habib Bello is the Marketing Manager for Lubes & Specialities at Ardova Plc. He is responsible for the strategic growth and expansion of the company’s lubes business line. He has over ten years in sales & marketing lubricants, technical & logistics support and warehouse operations management. His interests include relationship management, business development strategies, market analysis and self-development.

Qualification: B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi), MSc Petroleum Engineering & Project Development (Institute of Petroleum Studies, Port Harcourt)
Oladeinde Nelson-Cole – Ag. Company Secretary and General Counsel

Joined: 2013
Experience: Oladeinde Nelson-Cole is the acting company secretary and general counsel at Ardova Plc. He has over 15 years of diverse experience in legal practice. Also, He possesses valuable cognitive skills and expertise in legal drafting, regulatory compliance & corporate services, dispute resolution and company secretarial practice. Before joining AP, he worked as an associate and senior associate with the law firm of RouQ and company where he was involved in active litigation practice, corporate, commercial and legal compliance work for several Nigerian and international companies.

Qualification: Bachelor of Laws (Lagos State University), Member (Nigerian Bar Association).
Abiodun Ope-Adesanya – Manager, Human Resources

Joined: 2018
Experience: Abiodun Ope-Adesanya is the human capital Manager at Ardova Plc. She has over 15 years of experience across the oil & gas, logistics and financial sectors in Nigeria. Her area of expertise includes recruitment, regulatory, compliance, performance management, learning & development, policy formulation, amongst others. Before joining AP, she worked with C&I Leasing Plc functioning in various capacities. She worked at Amaiden Energy, where she was responsible for setting up a framework for a structured Human Resource Department. She was also in charge of setting up the Human Resource Department for the Nigeria Office of TNT Express, a subsidiary of Stellar Group and successfully integrating its operations with other international offices.

Qualification: BSc in Food Science and Technology (Federal University of Technology, Akure), Master’s in Business Administration (Swiss Management Centre, Switzerland), PGD in Business Management (University of Wales, UK), Associate Member (Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria), Member (Society of Human Resources Management of United States).
Samuel Eze – Head, PMS & Retail Transformation

Joined: 2012
Experience: Samuel Eze is the head of PMS and Retail Transformation at Ardova Plc. He has over 18+ years of expertise in sales & marketing, business development, logistics operations and finance. At AP, he is responsible for achieving the PMS target, driving the company's transition from a traditional oil & gas company to a sustainable energy company. Prior to his current role, he was Head of Retail Sales & Specialties Marketing, where he led the sales and marketing teams to optimise sales channels made up of 500 retail outlets, over 100 industrial lube customers and 43 lube distribution channels. Before joining AP, he worked at Total Nigeria Plc, taking on roles in general trade, finance, supply and distribution.

Qualification: BSc in Business Administration (Enugu State University of Science & Technology), Master’s in Business Administration (Ahmadu Bello University Zaria).
Joseph Ogbeide – Manager, Brands & Corporate Communications

Joined: 2020
Experience: Joseph Ogbeide leads the Brands and Corporate Communications team at Ardova Plc, which is responsible for strategic communication, branding, media relations, corporate sustainability and responsibility. Before joining AP, he was Brand Manager of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, where he worked on the development and execution of a brand strategy for the bourse. He also worked previously at X3M Ideas, where he created advertising for a wide range of clients including Diamond Bank Plc (now Access Bank), DStv and Etisalat (now 9Mobile).

Qualifications: BSc in Public Relations & Advertising (Covenant University)
Adebola Olatunbosun – Senior Analyst, Investor Relations

AbdulWasiu O. Sowami
Chairman
Olumide Adeosun
Chief Executive Officer
Moshood Olajide
Chief Financial Officer
Mohammed Aminu Umar
Non-Executive Director
Onakoya Olatunji
Manager, Supply, Trading & Depot Operations
Taiwo Babatunde
Head, Business Operations
Eze Samuel
Head, Retail & Lubricants Marketing
Joy Nwosu
Manager, Sales Support Services