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C-Level Executive Management Positions of CEO, COO, CIO, CMO and CFO

Location:
Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Posted:
June 13, 2019

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A SNAPSHOT OF SKILL-SET, EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCIES

AND OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS OF MR. OHIO .A. IFIABOR

• Mr. Ohio Ifiabor holds a First Degree in Finance & Banking of the University of Lagos (1988), in addition to TWO (2) Master’s Degrees - Master of Business Administration (MBA) of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2001), and Master of Banking & Finance (MBF) of the University of Lagos (2000). He has multifaceted skills and aggregate work experience of 30 YEARS, including C-Level BOARD Executive Positions of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with verifiable record of outstanding achievements across SEVERAL industries of Banking & Financial Services, Telecommunications & Technology, Infrastructures, Agricultural Production & Exports, Manufacturing & FMCG, Energy/Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Construction & Mortgages, Transportation & Logistics, as well as Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution

• Ohio commenced his working career in the banking industry and attained the height of Executive Director. He has acquired extensive international exposure to global micro and macro issues affecting the orientation and structures of various businesses. Beyond the banking industry, Ohio further excelled on the roles of Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Acting Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as a consummate and passionate Business Builder. He has grown major Nigerian and international businesses with huge financial investments, including start-up business projects. In the capacity of pioneer Chief Executive Officer, he was instrumental to funding and nurturing Central Cement & Logistics Limited which was a start-up company that successfully sealed a multi-Million Dollar Strategic Partnership Deal with a world-class international Group (LAFARGE Group of France) for rapid expansion across the major markets in Nigeria and other West African countries.

• Ohio was also actively involved in building a renowned Telecoms brand {the glo telecoms brand} in Nigeria, Ghana and Cotonou from cradle to a giant status in its market segment. He later played a key role of Group Business Strategy & Market Development Director to expand the telecoms infrastructure and range of products/services from the African continent to Europe and America through the successful execution of the much-acclaimed global GLO 1 marine cable!

• In addition to strong networking capabilities for business development, coupled with wide business contacts and strong clout among top Executives/Key Decision- makers, Ohio possesses the ability to raise equity, debt and hybrid capital to fund business growth. In his capacity of Vice President, he was part of the early turnaround team of Aquila Group AND First Independent Global Group, as well as transformed the flagship subsidiary of the latter to a Listed Enterprise on the international Stock Exchange, whilst involving a highly-rated European Investor to partake in the ownership and investments.

• On the role of Group Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ohio initiated & anchored the transformation of Nigeria’s oldest, largest & most capitalised non-aligned Mortgage Banking Group (ABBEY Mortgage Bank PLC) to an INTERNATIONAL BRAND by leading the World Bank (International Finance Corporation) and FMO (the biggest Funding Institution in Europe) to invest substantially in the Bank, thereby making it to become the FIRST Mortgage Bank in Nigeria to hold foreign share capital!

• Ohio Ifiabor has several AWARDS and substantial experience in business strategy and BOARD-ROOM management. He is currently a Strategy & Investment Consultant in business transformation of emerging conglomerates across Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Togo, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Europe, Asia and America! RESUME

1. FULL NAMES: OHIO AKOUDO IFIABOR

E-mail: ac9lpo@r.postjobfree.com

2. SEX: Male

May 11, 1965

3. BIRTH DATE:

Nigerian (Edo State)

4. NATIONALITY:

5. CONTACT ADDRESS: TORI COURT, Plot 4 Gbenga AshafaStreet, Parkview Estate, IKOYI, Lagos State, Nigeria

6. TELEPHONE CONTACT: (+234) 080******** OR 090******** 7. ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES:

B.Sc. (Hons.) Finance (22)

MBF (Master of Banking & Finance)

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University of Lagos (1988)

University of Lagos (2000)

- specialising in “CORPORATE FINANCE & INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT”

MBA (Master of Business Administration) - University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2001)

- specialising in “STRATEGIC BUSINESS MANAGEMENT”

8. WORK EXPERIENCE:

Aggregate work experience of 30 YEARS, and 19 YEARS at Senior Management Levels, including C-Level BOARD Executive Positions of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with verifiable record of outstanding achievements across growth industries of Banking & Financial Services, Telecommunications & Technology, Infrastructures, Agricultural Production & Exports, Manufacturing & FMCG, Energy/Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Construction & Mortgages, Transportation & Logistics, as well as Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution

9. SELECTED PERFORMANCE AWARDS:

“Best Corper of the Year” Award in first Bank of engagement (1989)

“Distinguished Staff of the Year Award” (two consecutive years (1992 & 1993)

“Outstanding Performer of the Year” Award (1999)

“Best Manager of the Year” Award (2001)

etc.

SEVERAL LETTERS OF COMMENDATION from past and present Employers 10. SKILLS, COMPETENCIES & KEY SELLING POINTS:

C-Level (CCO,COO and CEO) and Board Competencies in Banking & Allied Financial Services, Turnaround Management & Corporate Transformation

Board-Room Skills cum Experience in Managing Ownership and Directors Expectations

Strong Skills and Capabilities in Capital Raising and Critical Infrastructural Development

Executive Management Skills and Strong Market Clout at dealing with high-level Business Executives and Key Decision-Makers in the Public & Private Sectors

Clientele Building Skills in the various sectors across the major markets in the six Geo-Political Zones of Nigeria and the West African Region PAGE 1

Strong Analytical, Commercial, Sales and Relationship Management Skills

Skills Market Research, Market Analysis and Product Development

Business Growth Funding, Investment Diversification and Fiscal Management Skills

Business Acumen, Entrepreneurial Approach, Negotiating and Influencing Skills

Excellent Leadership and Communication Skills

People-Management Skills & Experience - Proven Ability at Identifying & Developing

talents

Creative, Strategy Formulation &Execution, Business Ethics with Corporate Governance Knowledge & Practice Skills

11. TRACK RECORD OF OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS ON BOARD AND EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT POSITIONS:

I. In the capacity of Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer (COO), I initiated and anchored the official listing of Nigeria’s oldest, largest & most capitalised non-aligned Mortgage Banking Group (ABBEY MORTGAGE BANK PLC) on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), and subsequent transformation to an INTERNATIONAL BRAND by leading the World Bank

(International Finance Corporation) and FMO (the biggest Funding Institution in Europe) to invest substantially in the Bank, thereby making it to become the FIRST Mortgage Bank in Nigeria to hold foreign share capital! II. On the role of Deputy Managing Director/Acting Chief Executive Officer, I was instrumental to funding and nurturing CENTRAL CEMENT & LOGISTICS LIMITED which successfully sealed a multi-Million Dollar Strategic Partnership Deal with a world- class international Group (LAFARGE Group of France) for rapid expansion across the major markets in West African countries

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As an accomplished Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FIRST INDEPENDENT GLOBAL GROUP, I constituted and led a focused Management Team that turned around the conglomerate and listed same on the international Stock Exchange. We further attracted a top European Investor to partake in the ownership and investments Furthermore, I was Head of a strategic Management Think-Tank of the First Independent Global Group that successfully ‘resurrected’ the dead businesses of the Nigerian Conglomerates, and achieved unprecedented profitability of ALL their business subsidiaries within the first SIX MONTHS!

I participated actively in transforming GLOBACOM (glo) Telecommunications Company in Nigeria, Ghana and Cotonou to a giant brand in its market sector. I further played a key role in expanding the telecoms infrastructure beyond the West African region through the successful execution of the much-acclaimed global GLO 1 marine cable! Spearheaded the business development & market expansion of the Globacom

(glo) telecommunications network in the provision of both infrastructural and electronic service platforms for target sectors, and executed landmark projects that doubled revenue targets from N5.1Billion to N11.2Billion MONTHLY – achieved this record within the first FIVE MONTHS!

In the capacity of an Investment Management Consultant, I worked with a technology solutions startup company to incubate mobile and web portal apps for responding to emergency medical and security challenges of paid subscribers PAGE 2

12. EMPLOYMENT PROFILE IN VARIOUS INDUSTRIES AND

COMPANIES FROM 1988 T0 2018 (30 YEARS)

CITITRUST INTERNATIONAL GROUP PLC (CITITRUST GROUP)

– From January 2016 to Date

Strategy, Investment & Business Transformation Consultant

Providing strategic management leadership to emerging Nigerian Conglomerates to facilitate desired industrial revolution through their transformation to world-class brands in diverse operating industries and markets including Banking & Financial Services, General Infrastructures, extending to Telecommunications Towers, Agricultural Production & Exports, Real Estate & Mortgages, Construction & Engineering, Transportation, Aviation & Logistics, Emergency Response Technologies, as well as Electricity Power Generation, Transmission &

Distribution

CHISCO GROUP OF COMPANIES – From September 2014 to December 2015

Group Managing Consultant/COO

Directly supervised the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the Group’s EIGHT subsidiary companies (Transportation, Haulage, Courier, Technology,

Infrastructure/Construction, Energy/Power, Real Estate and Hospitality), and leading the Group’s Executive Management at executing key business reforms

towards the transformation of CHISCO GROUP to an enviable global brand!

Initially consulted for Chisco Group and some foreign private equity financiers for injection of substantial fresh capital, as well as incubating a modern technology solutions company (Rescue Technologies Limited) for emergency response services under life-threatening medical and security situations CENTRAL CEMENT & LOGISTICS LIMITED - From October 2012 to August 2014

Deputy Managing Director/ Acting CEO

Conceptualised and executed a unique value proposition for this start-up company, as well as championed business expansion opportunities by generating Key Accounts Relationships to enlarge market share in Northern Nigeria

under a structured business collaboration with Lafarge Cement Wapco Nigeria PLC OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT:

Successfully closed a multi-million Dollar Strategic Partnership Deal with a world- class and internationally-renowned LAFARGE GROUP of France for market enlargement in Nigeria and the West African Region FIRST INDEPENDENT GLOBAL GROUP – From March 2011 to September 2012

Seconded to an emerging local conglomerate asGroup Managing Director/COO- tasked with the revival and growth of five (5) autonomous subsidiary companies engaged in Technology Applications, Telecoms Infrastructure, Independent Power

Generation & Distribution, Oil & Gas Marketing, Real Estate, Construction

& Engineering across Nigeria and the West African Region PAGE 3

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT:

Fully revived and repositioned ALL the five subsidiary companies, achieving

a NET profitability position of N109.88 MILLION within the first SIX MONTHS!

Significantly reduced age-long debt obligations from N542.5M to N53.3 Million! GLOBACOM TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED – From Nov. 2009 to Feb. 2011

Director of Business Strategy & Market Development -

Actively participated in evolving and buildingthe renowned Telecoms Company in Nigeria, Ghana and Cotonou from cradle to a giant brand in its market sector

Also, played a key roleto expand the telecoms infrastructure and range of products/services beyond the West African Region through the successful execution of the much-acclaimed global GLO 1 marine cable!

Executed landmark projects across Nigeria and West Africa, in addition to anchoring electronic service platforms for financial institutions and multinational companies

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: Achieved an unprecedented growth in Sales Revenue bydoubling the revenue targets from N5.1Billion to N11.2Billion MONTHLY – achieved this feat within the first FIVE MONTHS! 13. BANKING INDUSTRY CAREER - From July 1988 To October 2009

Rose steadily from a Graduate Entry-level of “Management Trainee” in 1988 to the position of a Bank “Executive Director” in 2007, with job description along the lines of clientele drive, relationship cum business development, market share enlargement, risk identification & management, as well as strategy formulation& execution in the following banks/financial institutions:

Equitorial Trust Bank (July 2008 – Oct. 2009) - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Abbey Mortgage Bank PLC (April 2007 – June 2008) - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Aquila Capital PLC (Sept. 2006 – March 2007) - VICE PRESIDENT

NUB International Bank (Aug. 2003 – Aug. 2006) - DEPUTY GENERAL MGR

Access Bank (Feb. 2002 – May 2003) - ASST. GENERAL MGR

Savannah Bank (Sept. 2000 – Jan. 2002) - PRINCIPAL MANAGER

Omega Bank (Oct. 1998 – Aug. 2000) - SENIOR MANAGER

Lead Bank (June 1997 – Sept.1998) - DEPUTY MANAGER

Standard Trust Bank (Jan. 1995 – May 1997) - ASSISTANT MANAGER

Alpha Merchant Bank PLC (July 1988 – Dec.1994) - BANKING OFFICER

The banking industry experience produced a durable base of huge contacts

& clients in ALL market segments and industries across Nigeria and other West African countries, as well as the requisite business clout at the highest decision-making levels in various growth markets & institutions including the Private and Public Sectors – covering all Geo-Political Zones in Nigeria and West Africa!

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The practical banking experience fully developed my capabilities for raising the right form of capital to finance the growth of various businesses in diverse sectors of national and international economies, thereby enhancing an entrepreneurial approach to business funding and strategic business management.

14. NAMES & CONTACT DETAILS OF THREE (3) REFEREES

KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT MY ABILITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS

(I) APOSTLE ALEXANDER BAMGBOLA

- Accomplished Banker & Former CEO of Renowned International Banks Currently: Chairman, Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State

Telephone: 080********

E-mail: ac9lpo@r.postjobfree.com

(II) DR. MIKE ADENUGA, GCON

- Eminent Industrialist & Highly Acclaimed Telecoms Guru Currently: Chairman/CEO of Globacom Telecommunications Limited and Con Oil PLC

Telephone: 080********

E-mail: ac9lpo@r.postjobfree.com

(III) MR. BODE AKINBOYE

– Frontline Chartered Accountant & Career Entrepreneur Currently: Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Standard Alliance Insurance Group PLC

Telephone: 080********

E-mail: ac9lpo@r.postjobfree.com

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