BOARD OF ADVISORS
Dr. M. D. Bako:
Dr. Mazadu Dader Bako is Managing Director of Shang Tong Nigeria Limited that is in Partnership with HPO Global. He was the Group General Manger, Frontier Exploration Services (FES) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). A former Managing Director of the Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC – NNPC). Dr. Bako worked for 28 years at the NNPC in IDSL, NAPIMS, NPDC, NGMC and FES.
He held several technical and management positions in the NNPC. Dr. Bako holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Maiduguri and masters and PhD from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. He served as General Secretary of Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) and also the 2015/16 Vice President of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE). He is a Fellow of NMGS and NAPE. He is a COMEG (ACT No. 40, 1990) certified chattered geoscientist.
Ikhaz Musa is the founder and CEO of DynaCross Inc, a management consulting firm based in Virginia, United States of America. He has over 20 years of management consulting experience in Africa and the United States, working with public sector clients at the city, state and federal government levels, and private sector clients in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, high tech, consumer goods and telecommunication industries. Ikhaz holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Lagos. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
Vijay Dabhol has a 25year experience in Manufacturing and Engineering. He has been with PSL for 17years at the Corporate Office. He has vast experience in Procurement of Capital Equipment and Raw Materials, Taxation, Project planning, International Marketing, Business Development and Client Coordination. He has a B.Eng. (Electronics) from a University in India
Temitayo Ojo :
Temitayo Ojo is the founding partner of JTO Partners. He graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Nigeria in 2005 with a degree in Law (LL.B Hons) and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2006. He obtained an LL.M from Columbia University in the City of New York, New York in 2012. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).
Prior to founding the Firm, Temitayo began his legal career at the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode in Lagos, Nigeria in 2007 and rose to the position of senior associate. While at Aluko & Oyebode, Temitayo started his career with the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group and subsequently rose to become one of the senior members of the Corporate and Commercial practice group. His practice areas include real estate, mergers and acquisition, information and communication technology, capital market, banking and finance, oil & gas, business advisory services (labour and employment, incorporation, tax etc.) regulatory and compliance amongst others.
Dung Chung Gwom-Bot:
Dung Chung Gwom-Bot is a professional electrical engineer with over 30 years working experience, covering shipyard maintenance services and the public service in Nigeria. He has over 26 years cognate experience in oil and gas operations, project management, business development, business planning and management.
Gwom-Bot joined the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in February 1992 as Facilities Engineer in the JV Oil Operations Division of NAPIMS and rose to the rank of General Manager Planning and Business Development, Upstream. He was actively involved in the execution of some major oil and gas projects including, amongst others, Forcados Terminal Integrated Projects for the modernization of the Forcados crude oil export terminal under the NNPC/SHELL JV, Amenam-Kpono Phase I and Ofon Phase II oil and gas development projects for the NNPC/TOTAL JV. He was also a member of the NNPC/Chevron Joint Finance Task Force (JFT) that secured a project finance loan of US$1.2 billion multi-year drilling package for 23 onshore and 13 offshore oil and gas wells (Project Cheetah). He has widely travelled and attended various technical and management courses both in-country and overseas. He retired from the services of NNPC in November 2018.
Gwom-Bot is a 1984 graduate of electrical engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Engr. Norbert C. Oleah – Group Chief Executive GCE:
Engr. Norbert C. Oleah is a dynamic goal getter and pace setter with over 20 years cognate experience in the field of engineering services and is the founding CEO of Technova Africa International Limited (TAIL).
He started his career at Atlantic Oil Company Limited in 1994 as a student/marketer and then joined Automobile Doctors Inc. in 1998 were he was appointed Marketing/Business Development executive . He later became Business Services Manager in 2000 up until 2002. In 2003, Norbert was appointed the Managing Director/CEO of SafetyCom Global Systems Limited.
SafetyCom Global Systems Limited is an Occupational Safety, Health, Environment and Engineering (OSHEE) Services company. Engr Oleah spearheaded SafetyCom to become the arguably the largest OSHEE Company by market share; servicing the Telecoms sector which included the construction of cell sites etc. He later resigned in 2008 to found Technova Africa International Limited (TAIL).
Engr. Oleah sits on the board of a few companies namely: Technova Africa International (Ghana) Limited, Technova Oilfields Services Limited (TOSL), Technova Exploration & Production Limited (TEPL), Technova Africa Pipemill Limited(TAPL) and Technova Global Coating & Integrated Services Limited (TGCISL)
He is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from the Prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is married with two (2) kids.