Mr. Sowami is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Prudent Energy & Services LTD., a $600m gross-revenue mid to downstream company. He sits on the boards of several companies including Prudent E&P LTD., FES Energy Limited (UAE), Ignite Investment & Commodities Limited, Prudent Gas LTD., and Prudent Effsow Commodities LTD.
By developing and leveraging on first tier relationships with the leadership of top 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$100m.
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 the University of Maiduguri. He is a member of the Institute of Directors, Nigeria.
Mr Adeosun is a respected thought leader in the energy sector, with a proven track record of senior leadership and strategic advisory, and has gained over 18 years’ experience in oil and gas finance, renewable energy, power and strategy.
Olumide provided advisory services to multinational clients at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), London and then worked across a range of Finance with BP Plc (formerly British Petroleum). He moved to commercial roles in BP’s supply & trading subsidiary, BP Oil International, where his roles included Vice President, Commercial Development & Operations for BP’s West Africa Trading business.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Ardova Plc, Olumide led the Energy & Power (West Africa) Practice at PwC, where 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.
Olumide holds an M.Sc in Mathematics from Royal Holloway College, University of London and graduated from Woodbury University, California with a B.Sc in Architecture
Due to his versatility and diligent work ethic, Mr. Moshood has experienced rapid growth as a Chartered Accountant and Tax Professional.
His responsibilities at Price Waterhouse Cooper (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.
Very early on his career and prior to joining the Forte Oil PLC team as Chief Financial Officer, 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: 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 County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA ) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
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 establishing Nigerian National Fleet, 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 Limited (OAN) and eventually rose to become the Managing Director between 2001 and 2007.
He is 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 $100 million 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.
Mr. Adeeyo is a tested, trusted and seasoned professional in the finance, banking and business fields. He is Founder and CEO of Astral Waters Limited, 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 Limited, a financial services company which he founded and managed.
He previously served as an independent director and the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Renumeration Committee of the Central Securities and Clearing Systems PLC. He is the Chairman of AXA Mansard Insurance Plc and sits on the boards of several other reputable companies in Nigeria.
He was also a part of the founding management team/owner group of IBTC Ltd now Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc. Prior to this, he worked in the Treasury Unit at Nigeria International Bank (NIB) a subsidiary of Citibank New York before joining other associates to start IBTC Ltd.
Education & Certifications: Mr. Adeeyo holds an M.A. in International Relations from North Eastern University, Boston, USA in addition to a B.A. in Political Science from the University of New York, Albany, USA.
Aniola is an experienced lawyer called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982. She holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Cambridge in England, which she obtained in 1984. Her undergraduate study was at the University of Lagos where she graduated with an LL.B (Second class upper division) in 1981. She was awarded the prize for the best student in Jurisprudence in her graduating class.
In 1985, she joined the law firm Udo Udoma & Co as an Associate of the firm where she developed extensive experience in various aspects of commercial law including preparation of key international joint venture agreements, syndications and conveyances. In 1988, she moved to Credit Transactions and Investment Company Limited , an Oil Consultancy and Investments Company where she served as a Legal and Administrative Manager. In 1992, she went on to operate her own legal practice under the name of A.I. Durosinmi-Etti & Co. She remained a consultant to Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie till date.
In 2002 Aniola joined Linkage Assurance Plc as Legal Adviser & Head of Corporate Services. She successfully piloted the company through landmark transformational phases of growth including an IPO in 2003 and subsequently a secondary offering in 2005. In August 2006, as a reflection of her strong performance and dedication, Aniola was appointed the Acting Managing Director of the company. In this capacity, she steered the company through the challenges of recapitalization and a subsequent merger with Central Insurance Company Ltd. Aniola was appointed the Deputy Managing Director of the company following a successful merger. As part of the new executive management, she ensured a seamless integration and stabilization of the post-merger entity prior to her resignation in 2013.
Aniola served on the board of directors of Stanbic IBTC Pensions Limited, one of Nigeria’s largest pension managers, from 2009-2013. She also served on the board of Mediplan Limited, a health management company, providing healthcare services to corporate organizations and members of the public.
She is an Alumni of The Lagos Business School having undergone
- The Chief Executive’s Program of Lagos Business School and the IESE Business School, in Barcelona Spain.
Throughout her career she embarked upon several educational courses in different fields in pursuit of knowledge to enhance her performance and productivity.