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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our decision makers

Tope Borishade – CHAIRMAN

Tope Borishade is a finance and accounting professional with extensive business experience, including serving as the Deputy Managing Director at Enugu Electricity Distribution Plc. Prior to that, he worked at the Chrome Group, where he led the corporate finance team on energy industry transactions, managed the petroleum and petroleum products trading subsidiary and managed the petroleum and petroleum products inspection subsidiary, at various times. Before joining Chrome Group, Tope worked at Zenith Capital Limited in Lagos; as an Associate and the Chicago office of Deloitte and Touch LLP as a Senior.

Tope holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and an MBA from DePaul University in the United States of America. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Institute of Directors and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has participated in courses at the London Business School and Harvard Business School. He enjoys networking and business development.

Innocent Anoliefo – DIRECTOR

Chief Inno Anoliefo was born on 29th December 1953. He hails from Akwa-Ekiti in Idemili South Local Government of Anambra State.

He had his secondary education at St. Patrick’s College, Asaba. He obtained a B.Sc. Degree in Political Science from university of Nigeria Nsukka in 1980 and a Masters Degree in International Relation from the University of Lagos in 1984.

As a student, Chief Anoliefo was elected the Student Union President of UNN for the year 1978/1979.

Chief Anoliefo was recalled by the Isoko Community half a decade after his Youth Service in 1985 and was conferred with a Chieftaincy title “Olorogun” (meaning partner in progress), for founding the Isoko Club as a Youth Corper, which today has blossomed into a great unifying factor in Isoko land.

Chief Anoliefo is currently a member; Institute of Directors of Nigeria and the Group Administrator of Chrome Group – A conglomerate with diversification of Oil and Gas, Insurance, Destination Inspection, Real Estate etc.

Chif Anoliefo was before then, Secretary to Idemili South Local Government of Anambra State. He had lectured at Yaba College of Technology from 1986-1988. Chief Anoliefo was a staff of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), now Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) where he retired as an Assistant Director in charge of Logistics during which he supervised the Logistics placement for the 2003 elections. But his first assignment after Youth Service was a special Assistant to the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the second Republic.

Olorogun Inno Anoliefo is a Knight of Saint John International Commandry 447 Lagos and a very active Catholic Practitioner. He holds dear to his heart the precepts of philanthropy and the protection of the weak and the poor. Chief Anoliefo is happily married with children.

Ismail Adekola Yusuf – MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ismail Adekola Yusuf is the Managing Director of Inland Containers Nigeria Limited. He has over 24 years of experience in Logistics, Finance and Maritime Sector of the economy and he has also worked in Niger River Basin Development Authority, Kaduna Area office.

Ismail holds an HND in accounting from Kaduna polytechnic, Kaduna and an Msc Banking and Finance from Bayero University, Kano.

He is an associate member of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Certified Institute of Shipping of Nigeria. He is also a fellow ofPort and Terminal Management Academy and Institute of Chartered Administrators and Researchers of Nigeria.

Emeka Uzoukwu – DIRECTOR

Emeka Uzoukwu is an accomplished business/financial executive, working across varying industries and asset types. He is also registered independent business/financial consultant. He is a fully licensed Stockbroker and Investment Adviser Representative (Series 7, 66, California Life Insurance Agent) with over 15 years’ post-licensing experience.

He was formerly a Wealth Manager at Citi Smith Barney. Prior to Citi Smith Barney, Mr. Uzoukwu was a Guided Portfolio Manager/ Investment Associate with Salomon Smith Barney (SSB, a subsidiary of Citigroup). Mr. Uzoukwu started his professional career at Merrill Lynch where he was a Financial Consultant/Certified Financial Manager.

Emeka Uzoukwu has attended Executive Education Programs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. He received his MBA from Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California and earned a B.A. in Economics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva, New York.

Emmanuel Akinmolu Jegede – DIRECTOR

Mr. Jegede Emmanuel Akinmolu hails from Igbotako, in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Insurance, University of Lagos, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) specialized in Marketing from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He qualified in 1991, as Associate, Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) London.
He was appointed the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NICON Insurance Ltd., in 2008.

Mr. Jegede also sits as a Director of many other blue chip Companies which include: Energy Bank Ghana; Nigerian Alluminium Extrution Company (NIGALEX) Limited, Nigerian Electricity Supply Corporation (NESCO), Inland Containers Nigeria Limited, Global Media Mirror Limited (publishers of National Mirror Newspapers), Newswatch Communications Limited, NICON Properties Ltd, etc. The affable ICON has received some awards of honour. They include: Good Ambassador in Public Service, by National Association of Nigerian Students, Trace Man of the Year (Insurance),by Trace Magazine, and Ambassador for Peace by The Universal Peace Federation.

He is a member of renowned IBB Golf and Country Club Abuja and Institute of Directors Nigeria. Mr. Jegede’s hobbies are: Golfing, Photography, travelling and meeting people. He is married and blessed with three children.

Fred Udechukwu – DIRECTOR

Hon. Fred Udechukwu is a (2nd Class Honours Upper Division) graduate of Economics, University of Ife (1980). He holds a Master`s Degree in Economics of the University of Lagos. He also holds a certificate in Project Management from Arthur D-Little Management Institute, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA (1994).

Hon. Fred Udechukwu started his banking career in the Nigerian Industrial Development Bank Limited (now Bank of Industry) in 1981 as an Investment Executive rising to the rank of a Controller. He went into Commercial banking from 2003-2006 and retired as a General Manager. His banking career spans of 25 years.

He was the pioneer Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises and was a one time Commissioner of Finance, Anambra State (2000-2001), the post he resigned on principles.

Tochukwu Odukwe – DIRECTOR

Engr Tochukwu Odukwe is a focused, thorough and resolute professional with over 18 years post qualification experience, 12 of which have been spent in project supervision and management of multi-billion Naira contracts in the oil and gas industry. He has successfully executed projects for high value clients like Nigeria Integrated Power Projects NIPP, ADPNL, and Nigeria Gas Company. He is a Mechanical and Production Engineering graduate of Enugu State University.

Anthony Iju Nwabunike – DIRECTOR

HON. IJU TONY NWABUNIKE is an astute, sterling and passionate professional who has brought these qualities to bear in the Freight and Forwarding. Political, Social and Oil sectors.

He is versatile in the business of Freight and Forwarding with over twenty-seven years of progressive experience in the industry, serving alongside three presidents as the Secretary General of ANLCA (Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents) from 1999 – 2004. He ensured regular monitoring and implementation of necessary corrective measures in the operations of the maritime industry. He improved the tenets of professionalism in Freight and Forwarding activities at the Nation’s Port.

He is a graduate of Business Administration and Management from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu State. He also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the Prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State and has bagged various Certificates in the Oil and Gas, Logistics, and Maritime sectors.

He has a diversified skill set covering administrative support, client relations, human resource and project management and as a C.E.O., he is a hand on executive officer known for strategic and focused approach, with extensive accolades for limiting risk, creating lean teams and establishing creative strategies for optimizing internal operations, financial returns and external customer service and output. With his wealth of experience in the maritime industry, he was able to improve on the operational standard for CUSTOMS ASYCUDA PROJECTS.

He is multi faceted, efficient and reliable. With his excellent communication skills, he was elected into the office of the Board Chairmanship of Council for the Regulations of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) which was established by Act16 of 2007.

He won the best clearing agent of the year 1999 (MARAN). He was awarded the Most Enterprising Shipping Agent in 2002 due to his discipline, diligence dedication and contribution to the maritime sector.

He is presently a Member, Board of Trustee (BOT), (Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA). PROFESSIONAL COURSES • Maritime Diploma in National Institute of Shipping “Fellow” “F.INS” • Chartered Freight forwarder- Council for the regulation of freight forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) • Executive Member – Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies, Nigeria PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP • President –Total Eradication of Sharp Practices in Nigeria Ports (T.E.S.P.I.N.P- NGO) • Pioneer Chairman of the board (Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, CRFFN) • Secretary General: 1999 – 2004 Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA Head Quarters) Apapa. • Chapter Chairman -1996-1999 (Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA) • Secretary: 1999 Constitutions Review Committee, Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) MARITIME APPOINTMENTS • Member of Presidential Committee on Ports ASYCUDA PROJECTS • Member of World Cargo Alliance • Member of FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association) • Member, Board of Trustee (BOT), (Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA) COMPETENCIES •

Hassan Dantata – DIRECTOR

Hassan Dantata is presently the MD of FEPCO (Fertilizer Processing Company). A graduate Internal Business from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Management. He sits on the board of several companies and he is a member of Edarah Company for Management (LLC) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Adetoun Ayo-Adeola – COMPANY SECRETARY

Adetoun Ayo-Adeola has over 10 years’ experience in the oil & gas and Logistics sector. She is presently the company secretary of Inland containers Nigeria limited. She has also worked at T.Y Danjuma Centre for Civil/Military Relations as an External Legal Consultant and is currently the Senior Legal Officer at the chrome group.

Adetoun holds a degree in Law from the prestigious University of Ile-Ife Osun State. She is a member of International Bar Association, London United Kingdom (IBA), the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Houston, Texas United States of America (AIPN) and the Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja Chapter Nigeria (NBA).

She enjoys travelling and networking.