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CHAIRMAN

MR. ADEREMI MAKANJUOLA


Mr. Makanjuola is the Chairman of the Board of Caverton Offshore Support Group. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Leicester and a Masters degree from Manchester University both in the United Kingdom. He possesses over two decades of progressive Banking and Finance experience. He served as the Executive Vice-Chairman of Devcom Merchant Bank before the formation of the Caverton Offshore Support Group. Mr. Makanjuola was appointed Chairman, International Commercial Bank Senegal, S.A on October 29th 2014. International Commercial Bank Senegal, S.A is a part of the ICB Banking Group, which comprises a network of banks established in the three continents of Asia, Europe and Africa. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Lagos State Security Trust as well as Director to other key institutions in the country.

     
  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

MR. OLABODE MAKANJUOLA


Mr. Olabode Makanjuola is the Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caverton Offshore Support Group. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leicester and a Master's Degree in Trade, Shipping and Finance from City University Business School. His educational qualifications and exposure have enabled him broker several commercial trading contracts with the Nigerian LNG LPG Off-takers. He has also contracted several Ship Management and Agency contracts with both indigenous and foreign companies. 

     
  CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

MRS. Titilola Adigun


Titilola Adigun is an Accounting graduate from The Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria, where she received HND Accountancy. She is also an Alumnus of the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria, where she bagged a Master's in Business Administration with specialization in International Business. She is presently a student member of the Chartered Institute of Systems Auditors (CISA) and a member of Institute of Internal Auditors. She has attended several training courses on Leadership Skills, Financial Modeling, Auditing, IFRS, Accounting, Reporting and Management in Nigeria and abroad. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. Prior to joining the Caverton Offshore Support Group, she was privileged to work with the then EIB International Bank Plc (now Skye Bank Plc) in the Inspectorate, General Inspection & Internal Control department and branch operations of the bank. She joined the Caverton Offshore Support Group in 2005 and has worked in various management positions within the Group such as Company Accountant, Group Internal Auditor, Tax Manager, Financial Controller and presently the Chief Financial Officer of the Group. Her addition to the group has been both positive and rewarding.

     
 capt choms   MANAGING DIRECTOR, CAVERTON HELICOPTERS

Capt Josiah Choms PHD

Josiah Choms began his aviation career in 1990 when he enrolled in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics) Course at NCAT, Zaria. He holds the Airplane Transport Pilot Licenses (Aeroplanes and Helicopters) and is a Certified Flight Instructor and an Authorized Examiner for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. He is also an ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor. Josiah’s work experience in aviation included a stint with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Nairobi, Kenya as an aircraft engineer, as a pilot, Training Captain and Manager with Bristow, as Chief Pilot with Prime Air, flying business jets locally and internationally before joining Caverton Helicopters on 1 August 2010. In his time in Caverton, Josiah held several positions of increasing responsibility. He first served as the Chief Pilot Shell Port Harcourt before his promotion to Managing Pilot for the entire Shell Operations covering Port Harcourt, Warri and Lagos. He was at the heart of the introduction of the state of the art AW139 helicopter type into Caverton Helicopters. He was appointed Deputy Director of Operations with concurrent responsibility as Deputy Shell Contract Manager.He took over as the substantive Shell Contract Manager on 1 May 2013. In his time as Contract Manager, he stabilized our technical work force, introduced the last AW139 to the Contract, and led the decommissioning of the EC155 helicopter type from Caverton’s operation. Josiah has attended several aviation and management courses in Nigeria and abroad including Cranfield University, UK and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He holds a multi-disciplinary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the UK and is a member of several professional bodies including the Association of African Studies of the UK, the Royal African Society, and the National Association of Pilots and Engineers.
     
  NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MR. AKINSOLA FALOLA


Mr. Akinsola Falola is a Non Executive Director of Caverton Offshore Support Group and the erstwhile Managing Director of Caverton Helicopters Limited. He is an economist with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's of Business Administration. He is a registered member and associate member of the Chartered Institute of Banking and Nigerian Institute of Management respectively. He had acquired over 17 years experience in the banking industry before joining the Caverton Group as the Chief Financial Officer. He is presently the Chairman of the Board of Caverton Aviation Cameroon Plc, an affiliate of the Group.

     
  NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MR. BASHIRU BAKARE


Mr. Bashiru Bakare graduated from the prestigious London School of Economics with a degree in Monetary Economics. He had over 35 years cognitive and progressive banking experience culminating in his appointment as Executive Director of First Bank Plc. He also functioned as a Director on the Boards of First Bank subsidiaries. Mr. Bakare is an astute financial engineer and management expert. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers (AICB) London and a fellow of the Institute of Sales Management Nigeria. In addition to being a Director of the group, Mr. Bakare chairs both the COSG Board Safety and Implementation Committees.

     
  NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

HRM EDMUND MADUABEBE DAUKORU, CON


HRM Edmund Maduabebe Daukoru holds a Phd in Geology from Imperial College London. Prior to his appointment on the Board, he had over 30 years experience in the Oil industry working with both Shell and NNPC. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Petroleum in 2005, before which he was appointed as the Adviser to the President on Petroleum and Energy. His vast experience and goodwill continues to be an asset to the group. He is presently a member of the COSG Board Implementation Committee.

     
  NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MALLAM BELLO GWANDU


Mallam Gwandu had his primary discipline in Port Management from the University of Birmingham after which he joined the Nigerian Ports Authority as a Cadet. He rose through the ranks to become Executive Director Ports Operations as well as Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority.

     
    NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MR. AKIN KEKERE-EKUN


Mr. Akin Kekere-Ekun is an alumnus of the Oklahoma State University  where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Science/Physiology. He subsequently received an MBA from the Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York and immediately proceeded for another program at the Havard Business School. He is an expert in Relationship and Portfolio Management, Financial Advisory and Bank Management with over 30 years contribution to national financial issues. He is presently a member of the COSG Board Safety, Implementation and Operations Committees.                                   

     
    NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CHIEF RAYMOND IHYEMBE


Chief Raymond Ihyembe holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Leicester and an Msc in Administrative Sciences from the London City University. He started his career with Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) where he worked as a well-site Engineer. From 1977-2002 he joined the banking industry and worked with a few banks including Nigerian Bank of Commerce and Industry; Afribank International Limited and Afribank Nigeria Plc, giving him a total of 25 years in the banking industry. Following his exit from the banking industry he founded an Investment and Consulting firm and now sits as the MD/CEO of Gresham Assets Management Limited.                                   

     
Ama Obiora   COMPANY SECRETARY

MS. AMAKA OBIORA


Ms. Amaka Obiora is a lawyer with many years of experience in the legal profession. She holds an LLB (Hons )degree from the University of Jos, Plateau State and an LLM from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. She began her working career with a brief stint at the Law Firm Idigbe & Idigbe, and thereafter left to Ekocorp Plc, owner of Eko Hospital. She left Ekocorp Plc for United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc where she held several strategic positions rising to become the Group Company Secretary, Head Legal & Compliance of UBA Capital Plc (responsible for 10 subsidiaries) before the divestment of the bank from all non-commercial banking businesses in compliance with the CBN directive. She left UBA Plc to join Caverton Offshore Support Group as the current Group Company Secretary.                                 

     

Management

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

 Mr. Adeniyi Makanjuola

Mr. Adeniyi Makanjuola is the Chief Operating Officer of Caverton Offshore Support Group and the Chairman of the board of Caverton Helicopters. He is a graduate of Financial Economics from the University of Essex following which he obtained an Msc. in Development Economics from the University College London. Since then, he has undergone rotary wing flight training and several aviation industry courses from which he gained an in-depth understanding of the aviation industry. He played a major role in obtaining the Company's running Contract with, among others, Shell and Total.
     
 capt choms   MANAGING DIRECTOR, CAVERTON HELICOPTERS

Capt Josiah Choms PHD

Josiah Choms began his aviation career in 1990 when he enrolled in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics) Course at NCAT, Zaria. He holds the Airplane Transport Pilot Licenses (Aeroplanes and Helicopters) and is a Certified Flight Instructor and an Authorized Examiner for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. He is also an ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor. Josiah’s work experience in aviation included a stint with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Nairobi, Kenya as an aircraft engineer, as a pilot, Training Captain and Manager with Bristow, as Chief Pilot with Prime Air, flying business jets locally and internationally before joining Caverton Helicopters on 1 August 2010. In his time in Caverton, Josiah held several positions of increasing responsibility. He first served as the Chief Pilot Shell Port Harcourt before his promotion to Managing Pilot for the entire Shell Operations covering Port Harcourt, Warri and Lagos. He was at the heart of the introduction of the state of the art AW139 helicopter type into Caverton Helicopters. He was appointed Deputy Director of Operations with concurrent responsibility as Deputy Shell Contract Manager.He took over as the substantive Shell Contract Manager on 1 May 2013. In his time as Contract Manager, he stabilized our technical work force, introduced the last AW139 to the Contract, and led the decommissioning of the EC155 helicopter type from Caverton’s operation. Josiah has attended several aviation and management courses in Nigeria and abroad including Cranfield University, UK and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He holds a multi-disciplinary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the UK and is a member of several professional bodies including the Association of African Studies of the UK, the Royal African Society, and the National Association of Pilots and Engineers.
     
  AG MANAGING DIRECTOR, CAVERTON MARINE

MR. TOLU OSUNSANYA  

Tolu Osunsanya holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Lagos. He joined the Caverton Offshore Support Group in 2005 as Project Finance Manager. Prior to his joining the Caverton Group, Tolu was an experienced banker with expertise in Client Relationship Management having worked at the United Bank of Africa Plc and First City Monument Bank Limited where he left as the Deputy Head, Oil and Gas, Institutional Banking Group. Tolu has proven expertise in project financing and deal structuring in the aviation and oil & gas Industries and is conversant with Nigerian Financial Institutions, Instruments and players. His primary responsibility is for sourcing and structuring comprehensive and cost effective financial solutions to the needs of respective group members such as arrangement of financing for acquisition of helicopters, fixed wing aircrafts, marine vessels as well as consignments of Liquidified Petroleum Gas from both international oil traders as well as local petroleum marketing companies.
     

 

   DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE SERVICES

MR. AYODELE OMUETI 

Ayodele Omueti joined Caverton Helicopters on 01 November 2010 as Base Manager, NAF Base, Port Harcourt.  In June 2014, he was promoted to the position of General Manager, South/Eastern region.   Prior to joining Caverton helicopters, he had worked in various capacities in local and international airlines for a period spanning 23 years.  He started as a trainee manager in 1987 and later became senior station manager as well as logistics/operations officer (Hajj operations) for Okada Airlines.  He joined Sosoliso Airlines in May 2000 as senior station manager.  In March 2003, he joined Virgin Atlantic Airways as Duty Manager and later became the Assistant Airport Manager, PHC.  In December 2005, he joined Virgin Nigeria Airways as Airport Manager, PHC.   He has received various training locally and overseas to enhance his skills including the management appreciation course for airline managers, traffic/operations officer training, triple A course, airport operations course and world tracer advance course in the UK.   A 2004 Virgin Atlantic heroes award finalist for airports, Ayo holds a BSc degree in Geography from the University of Benin and a post graduate diploma in management of the University of Jos.
     
  DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Capt Ibrahim Bello


Capt Ibrahim Bello started his aviation career with the Nigerian Air Force in 1987. He served with the Presidential Air Fleet Abuja as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer rising to become the Chief Engineer of the Hawker and Gulfstream Fleets respectively. He retired from the Nigerian Air Force in 2004 with the rank of Squadron Leader. On retirement from the Air Force, he proceeded to Delta Connection Academy, Florida, USA where he obtained his Fixed Wing CPL Multi / IR in 2004. He joined Bristow Helicopters after his helicopter conversion course at Bristow Academy, Titusville in March 2005. Aside some management duties at Bristow he also flew the Bell 212, Bell 412 and Sikorsky 76 helicopters across all of Bristow Bases in Nigeria (Lagos, Eket, Port Harcourt, Warri and Escravos) on various contracts. Ibrahim joined Caverton Helicopters in September 2011 flying the EC155 and AW139, and also serving as a Line Training Captain on both types. In June 2012, Ibrahim was appointed the Base Managing Pilot, Port Harcourt Shell until his appointment as the Shell Contract Manager in August 2014. With the proven range of skills successfully demonstrated in managerial and operational roles, Capt Ibrahim was named Director of Operations in September 2015. Captain Bello holds the NCAA Aircraft Maintenance License with various ratings and the ATPL Multi Engine license from the FAA and NCAA. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from the Nigeria Defence Academy and is also an IATA certified Dangerous Goods Instructor. Ibrahim has attended various management and professional courses at home and abroad including the Prestigious Joint Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna Nigeria. He has earned various Medals and Awards from both his Military and Civilian Careers.  

     
 rotimi makanjuola   DIRECTOR GLOBAL OPERATIONS

Mr. Rotimi Makanjuola

Mr. Rotimi Makanjuola is currently the Director Global Operations. He is a strategic minded financial leader with the ability to develop complex financial models that allow executives make strategic decisions throughout the sales cycle to eventual revenue and P&L Management. He collaborates with Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Operations, Finance and Strategy to develop hypotheses leading to new business development opportunities. He oversees our global operations and, evaluates the financial and strategic impact of new business opportunities including business development strategies, service offerings, technology solutions, and client proposals. He obtained a BSc Economics from University of Bradford, UK and an MSc, Auditing and Management from City Business School, London, UK. He brings to bear his wealth of experience in handling Caverton's Operations.
     
 sean ward   TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Mr. Sean Ward

Mr. Sean Ward joined Caverton in January 2012 and holds B1/B2/C multi-type rated EASA engineering licenses. He has over 30 years experience in senior managerial roles, within Part 145, Part M, Part 147 and Part 21J departments from both Rotary and Fixed Wing Operations. Sean initially carried out an Aircraft Engineering Apprenticeship with the British Royal Air Force before spending the next 20 years within the rotary fleet. This included overseeing and managing Line, Base, Major inspections in a Chief Engineer/Technical Manager capacity, as well as, Project and Quality Management roles. He has been a key member of Caverton and was an integral part of the management team that initially brought the AW139 into operation in Caverton Helicopters. During this period he has held several positions of increasing responsibility culminating in his appointment to Technical Director in August 2015. Sean also holds a BSc(Hons) Engineering degree, is a member of several Professional bodies and is currently completing an MBA in the UK on a part time basis.
     
     

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22-08-2017

CAVERTON Expands Existing Bell Helicopter Fleet with Eight 407GXPs

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21-08-2017

CAVERTON SECURES 5-YEAR LOGISTICS CONTRACT WITH CHEVRON

CAVERTON Offshore Support Group Plc has secured a five year logistics support contract from Chevron Nigeria Limited, the operator of NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, for the provision of aviation services Read more 
 
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