THE DRIVERS OF THE DREAM
MR BAYO ADEYEMO – Group Executive President/CEO
Mr. Bayo Adeyemo is the Group Chief Executive Officer. He consolidated the company into a group in 2007, after over 15 years experience as a top management staff in various areas of enterprise. He has local and international exposure in core areas of Insurance, Telecommunications, Aviation, Oil and Energy, Real Estate, Law and Executive Management. He has also attended extensive trainings and development courses both in Nigeria and oversees on skill enhancement and entrepreneurship.
Mr. Adeyemo has a rich multidisciplinary background. His formal education took him through Baptist Boys High School Abeokuta, Federal School of Arts and Science Victoria Island and University of Jos, Jos Plateau state and University of Lagos, Lagos in Nigeria. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economic History (BA), a degree in Law (LLB) and a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy (MILD). He has recently enrolled at Cranfield University for a Doctorate Programme in Business Administration (DBA).
DR CHUKWUEMEKA ELELE – Senior Vice President ICT
Dr. Elele is a seasoned professional engineer. He holds a Bachelors of Technology degree in Electrical Electronics Engineering (1996); from Federal University of Technology, Owerri. His core competencies are in the realm of professional system integration. He has services and maintenance experience of over Ten years across several Operating Platforms (Windows, Novel Netware, UNIX, and Linux) IP Networks
Dr. Elele holds an honorary Doctorate degree in Satellite Engineering from the University of Canterbury, UK. His Professional certifications include: CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE).
MR TOLUBORI R. DAWODU – Company Senior Vice President Corporate & Legal Services
Mr. Dawodu received his education in Law at both the Ogun state University and the University of Lagos respectively. Since passing out of the Nigerian Law School in 1991, he has worked actively as a Counsellor with a bias for corporate law. Apart from his masters degree, he has over fifteen years’ practical experience in various aspects of company and business law having worked in all the key sectors of the Nigerian Economy, such as banking, insurance telecommunications and oil and gas. A prize winning student in his university days, Mr. Dawodu has authored a couple of essays on the duties of directors and status of company secretaries
ZUBAIRU IDRIS MOHAMMED – Vice President Business Development(North)
An alumnus of a number of prestigious educational institutions, Mr. Mohammed holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting (MSc) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in management from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto; Oracle Database Administration (dba); Certificate in Computer Programming Postgraduate Diploma (PGDC) in Computer Studies and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Accounting from the Bayero University, Kano. He is a full member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered).A professional mortgage banker with over 17 years experience in the Nigerian Mortgage banking sector, he was the Business Development Manager Resort Savings & Loans Plc in charge of Yola area office and Manager Audit & System of Federal Mortgage Finance Limited. He has had practical accounting experience at Pannell Kerr Forster an international firm of Chartered Accountants. Mr Mohammed has also represented Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) in various national committees setup by Federal Government of Nigeria.He has attended various proficiency
training programmes in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Asia and the USA.
MR FELIX OLATUNDE OMOJOLA -Vice President Finance & Investment
Mr Olatunde Felix Omojola is the Group Head Finance and Investments. He graduated with honours from Obafemi Awolowo University in 19991. He is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is also a Certified Information System Auditor. A result-driven and diligent Professional with experience reflecting over twelve years of creative and visionary leadership with demonstrated capacities in complex and competitive Business Organisations and Banks. Mr Omojola has established strategic plans, developed systems and operational overhauls that transformed corporate image and profitability leveraging on his expertise in Accounting, Auditing and Corporate Financial Control and Management.
MRS IBIRONKE ABIODUN – Vice President Human Capital Development
Mrs Ronke Abiodun is the Head of Human Resources, she oversees and has ultimate responsibility for all people related activity within the group. She holds a BA in Human Resource Management and MA in the same discipline from the University of North London and University of Westminster, UK respectively.Prior to her current position, she held various HR positions at senior level with a major retailer in the United Kingdom for 12 years before relocating to Nigeria in 2014. She is a Chartered member of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development UK (CIPD).She has a passion for Travelling, Music, Events Planning, a keen interest in Network Marketing and a supporter of Arsenal FC.
MR FAGBADE ISMAIL OLALEKAN – Special Adviser To The Group Executive President
Mr Lekan Fagbade is a seasoned media practitioner. A graduate of theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan with Master Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the same institution. He had worked with ace cinematographer Tunde Kelani on several projects such as Magun (Thunder bolt) and Efunsetan Aniwura before he directed a Yoruba Movie, Oko ‘roko. He was the founding Editor of Ibadan Metroplus an Ibadan based tabloid. He has written several articles published in national Newspapers in Nigeria.
MR ADEBAYO LUKMAN – Vice President Internal Control
Mr Adebayo is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).He is a Certified Information System Auditor, a member of Institute of Internal Auditors and a member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiner. He has over ten years experience in Financial, Audit and Tax Management. He started his working career as an Audit trainee with the firm of Ade, Adebambo Adelalu and Co where he rose to the post of Audit Manager. He moved to Omega Savings and Loans Limited, a Mortgage bank where he rose to the post of Head Financial Control. He returned to the services of Ade, Adebambo Adelalu and Co. as Head of Tax Advisory arm of the Firm before joining Puzzles Group. He has a Higher Diploma in Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic Ede.
MR OLIVER O IKEANYIONWU – General Manager Prime Touch Insurance Brokers Limited(Northern Operations)
Mr Oliver attended Institute of Management and Technology(IMT).He was employed to work in Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation Lagos as an Assistant Superintendent Officer, while working, he undertook part time studies for professional qualification and he qualified as an Associate of Charted Insurance Institute both in London and Nigeria(ACII,ACIIN) and also an Associate of Council of Insurance Brokers(ACIB). He attended Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University and graduated with Advance Diploma in Business Management.Mr Oliver worked at various capacities/departments in Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation and retired voluntarily. He joined Noly Insurance Brokers Ltd as the Managing Director and worked for two years.He is the manager of Prime Touch Insurance Brokers Ltd till date. He is a motivator and a team player.He is disposed to the growth of the insurance industry as such have served as Education Secretary with Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Kaduna chapter and as the General Secretary with Chartered Insurance Institute Nigeria, Abuja Chapter.
MR OLUSEGUN AKINYEMI – General Manager Prime Touch Insurance Brokers Limited(Southern Operations)
Mr Olusegun Akinyemi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lagos State University and Diploma in Insurance & Risk Management from WAII, Liberia. He also attended CII College of Insurance Sevenoaks, South-East of London where he graduated and was elected an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London.Mr Segun had worked in various capacities at Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation, KBL Insurance Company, Investment & Allied Assurance Plc., Kelsan Insurance Brokers and IGI.
He is a chartered insurer and also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria with cognate experience spanning over two decades.
MR JIMOH ILYAS ADELEKE – Head ICT Puzzles Technologies
Mr Ilyas Adeleke holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science & Mathematics from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. He is a professional member of ISACA and that of CYBER Security Association of Nigeria. His core competencies are database management system and software administration. He has vast knowledge of SQL-Server and Oracle database Management systems. He also has core hardware management skills in both maintenance and installation. He has over 13 years experience in both Windows and Linux operating systems. He is a football lover and likes travelling a lot.