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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.