Our Team

Board of Directors

Management Team

Maher Jarmakani

Executive Chairman

Having worked across various career disciplines including supply chain management, sales and business development as well as leading successful start ups and operations in the maritime, oil and gas and technology sectors, he is a seasoned business executive and strategic investor.

Maher also holds a dual role as Chairman and CEO of Jagal , a Nigerian conglomerate holding that manages a diverse portfolio of industrial businesses in the energy, maritime, technology and FMCG sectors.

Captain Ebubeogu Iheanacho

Non-Executive Director

Ebubeogu has over three decades of industry experience, most of which have been in leadership positions. He is a well-versed consultant who is passionate about sector advancement, having served on several boards and committees and driving significant results.

He is an active member of numerous professional bodies and institutes, including a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT); Member, the Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM); Member, Nautical Institute (MNI); Member, Nigerian Association of Master Mariners (NAMM), and a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (FIMarEST).

Ebubeogu has a Master’s in Transport Planning (MTP), a Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law (PGDML), and a Master of Public Administration (MPA).

Alhaji Abdullahi Yusufu

Non-Executive Director

Abdullahi has over 35 years’ experience in the public sector under his belt.

He served as a Board Member and Consulting Director, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Department for the Directorate of Food Roads and Rural Infrastructure (DFRRI), Director of Planning, Research and Statistics at the Federal Ministry of Commerce, now called the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment, and Director, Establishments and Industrial Relations, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF).

He has also worked as the Deputy Secretary, Head of Pensions and Gratuities of the Federation, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) and the Secretary of Administration and Finance, National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (NASS).

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kent State University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Corporate Finance from the University of Hartford.

Abayomi Oyewole

Executive Director, Community Relations & Development

With more than two decades’ experience in sustainable community development, government, and public relations, Abayomi has an extensive background in driving initiatives that create a positive impact for both the communities and the company.

He is proficient in stakeholder engagement and management, value chain analysis, project implementation, strategy development, and project management that spans across the Energy, FMCG, Agriculture, and Development sector.

Abayomi is a member of the Chartered Institute of Administrators, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, and the Nigerian Economic Society.

ACG Nasir Ahmed (RTD.)

Non-Executive Director

An astute professional, ACG Nasir has a wealth of experience working with multiple units and departments across government and non-governmental organisations.
Accomplished in working with executive local and international leaders to develop policies, programs, and growth strategies, he rose through the ranks in the Tariff & Trade Department of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Ahmadu Bello University,  and a Master of International Law and Diplomacy (MILD) in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos.

Semiu Akorede

Managing Director

Semiu is a Chartered Accountant with professional qualifications and about 3 decades of quality experience across professional practice, oil and gas, port terminal management and free zone management.

A graduate of Accountancy, he holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), Certificates in Terminal Management as well as Financial Modeling and Analysis.

Semiu is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), a registered professional of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and a participant at the Senior Management Program (SMP74) of the Lagos Business School.

Austin Okocha

Operations Manager

Austin has over a decade of experience managing projects across the Financial, Maritime, Trade and Development sectors.

He is a skilled professional who enforces quality assurance, supervises, and leads projects that have produced business results.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Transport and Logistics Management and is a Certified International Trade Logistics Specialist (CITLS).

Ndidi Festus

Customer Relations Manager

Ndidi is a lawyer with diversified experience, including core law practice, human resources, and government relations across the public and private sectors.

She is skilled in legal advice, corporate law, commercial litigation, free zone administration, and customer relations management.

Ndidi has a Bachelor of Laws and a master’s degree in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008 and is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Edwin Afeare

Chief Security Officer

A seasoned HSE expert, Edwin is also a security chief with over 20 years’ experience in the Energy, Maritime, Trade and Development sectors.

He holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy and has received numerous certifications including Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO), Nigerian Institute for Industrial Security Certified Security Specialist (CCS), Nigerian Police Force (Spy Police), Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), and the International Ship Port Facility Security Code. 

Akinola Adeyemi

Senior Accountant

Akinola has over 20 years’ experience in accounting operations across the FMCG, Legal, Trade and Development sectors.

He is skilled in inventory control and audit controls as well as providing financial reports and forecasts that ensure compliance and identify opportunities for growth for the company.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Financial Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and has certifications in building financial models, and an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification.