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Board Members

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.