Our Leadership

We are led by a team of competent professionals with decades of multi-sector experience.

Maher Jarmakani​

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

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.

Adewale Akanbi​

Chief Finance Officer

Adewale is an experienced Finance leader with over 21 years of experience in various finance roles in different sectors including Oil & Gas, Maritime, FMCG, Consulting, and Audit, across Africa and the Middle East.

He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) of the UK and an associate member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, Canada (CPA, CGA)

Daniel Ayscough​

Chief Human Resources Officer​

Daniel has worked across multiple sectors including maritime, oil and gas, technology and telecoms in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

He is focused on elevating organisational development through the establishment of robust policies & processes, employee engagement & development, hiring best-in-class talent and continuous improvement through technology.

Daniel is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD)

Kevin Johnson-Azuara​

Chief Marketing Officer

Kevin is a seasoned communications leader with 16 years of agency and corporate experience in the United States and Africa across diverse sectors including maritime, healthcare, agriculture, FMCG, oil & gas, and technology. 

A brand visionary, Kevin champions innovative narratives through brand design and strategy, marketing and corporate communications, and media and investor relations.  

He is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) in the USA, and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

Wijnand Ijzermans

Head of Commercial

Wijnand is an experienced transaction advisor, supporting organisations in the identification and subsequent structuring of collaboration frameworks with strategic clients and investment partners.  

As an accomplished and certified financial modeller with a civil engineering background, he has been involved in major port transactions and gained experience in port master planning projects in Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

Lydia Iyoha​

Head of Human Resources

Lydia is an experienced and certified human resources and industrial relations expert with over 20 years of working experience in various capacities ranging from supply chain, directorates, admin, and HR across the Health and Hospitality, Oil & Gas, and Maritime sector.

She holds an MBA in Management and is an active member of various professional bodies such as the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI – SPHRi)  USA, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Institute of Strategic Management, and Institute of Public Management.

Michael Akhigbe​

Legal/Contracts Advisor​

Michael is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and has over twenty years of experience in diverse areas of Law practice, having worked across multiple sectors including maritime, oil and gas, real estate, construction, aviation, and technology. ​

Michael possesses expertise in legal drafting and advisory services, regulatory compliance, industrial relations, contract management, corporate services, dispute resolution, and company secretarial practice. ​

Temitope Odulate

Facilities Director

Temitope is a hands-on and certified project management professional with innovative ideas, concepts, delivery methods, and experience in various strategic roles across different sectors including Construction, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, and Maritime.  

She is skilled in tendering, negotiations, global supply chain management, EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) and contract management with proven expertise in project start-up and intervention in capital project delivery. She holds an MSc in Engineering Management and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Adebola Adesoye​​

Sales Director​

Adebola is a Mechanical Engineer with over 15 years of experience in the Oil & Gas, Free Zone, Construction, and Maritime industry.

Adebola has also managed multidisciplinary project functions ranging from Project Engineering, Cost Control, Contract Management, Risk Management, Planning, HSE, Quality and Document Control in both greenfield and brownfield environments.

Simon Husband​

General Manager, Operations

Simon has a solid technical background with over 28 years of experience, including 14 years of providing cross-functional team leadership with an emphasis on quality and safety.

Simon has experience working on onshore and offshore projects, LNG Projects including New Build Plants and Upgrade Projects on-site, Topsides, and subsea structures within the oil & gas industry with excellent organisational, planning, and problem-solving skills.

Patrick van Uden​

Sales Director​

Patrick is a skilful sales professional with a strong record of managing C-level clients. He has over 10 years of experience in sales and management training with extensive experience in freight forwarding related to import and export operations in West Africa. 

He is well versed in global shipping dynamics and brings with him extensive experience in international logistics related to global multinationals.