TREVARI POWER’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A. Hon. Justice James Ogebe (JSC) Rtd (Chairman):?
Hon. Justice James Ogebe is the Chairman of the Board of Trevari Power Company. A graduate of the Prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, from where he obtained his Law Degree in 1967 and an eminent jurist with several years of distinguished judicial and humanitarian service to man and country, Justice Ogebe started his career as a Pupil State Counsel in the Ministry of Justice of the defunct Benue-Plateau State in 1968 and rose steadily through the ranks of service to become Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (1971);? Senior Magistrate and Acting Chief Registrar (1974); Chief Registrar (1975);? Acting Judge between 1976 and 1978 until? he was substantively appointed a Justice of the High Court of Benue State, a position he held until 1991 when he was elevated to the Federal Court of Appeal during which he discharged several responsibilities as Chairman of several Commissions of Inquiry; Chairman of the State’s Robbery and Firearms tribunal;? Judge, Price Control Court; and Acting Chief Judge of Benue?State on two occasions in September 1984 and January 1987.
Justice Ogebe is a community and humanitarian spirited gentleman.
B. Mr. Innocent Obande (Managing Director/CEO):
Innocent Obande holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Jos (1991), a Masters in Public Administration from Nasarawa State University (2010) and Palladium Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard Certificate.? He started his career with the Defunct Africa Continental Bank and subsequently worked as Operations and Development Officer with Standard Trust (now UBA), and Diamond banks over a 19 year period.? He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Society of Petroleum Engineers (USA) and an associate member of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (USA). He is also a member of the Nigeria China Business Council.?
In 2012, he left the banking sector to promote new business ventures in Oil and Gas, Power, Agriculture and Real Estate. He is the Executive Vice Chairman of Trevari Group,?Bingham Energy Resources Ltd (Nigeria and Canada),?IDB Development Joint Ventures Ltd., IDB Development Energy Resources Ltd. and Trevari Energy Resources. Furthermore, he is the MD/CEO of Penmax Nigeria LTD., and Bullion Properties LTD. Other business initiatives put forth by him are Hotep partners Ltd where he is the MD, Qingdao Exe International Nigeria Ltd where he serves as a Director, Isto Farms Ltd and Bingham Kent Walter Alliance Ltd.
Innocent finds time to provide service to his community as Chairman of the ECWA Church Business Initiative and ECWA staff school Jos.???
C. Mr. Samuel Ajodo-Ohiemi (Chief Operating Officer):
Samuel Ajodo-Ohiemi holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management (1990)?and a Masters Degree in Banking and Finance (1995)?from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Samuel has about two decades experience covering Finance, Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Consulting, Restructuring Operations, Export Marketing, International Business Relations, Collaborations and Social work activities.
Mr.?Ajodo-Ohiemi is?recipient?of several?awards and accolades for outstanding work in the banking sector and has quite a few patents and publications to his credit including a publication in CBN Journal of Applied Statistics.?
D. Amb. (Dr.) Hassan Adamu CON DSC. FNIM (WAKILI ADAMAWA):?
Ambassador (Dr) Hassan Adamu CON often referred to as WAKILI was born in Yola, Adamawa State of Nigeria. Educated in Nigeria and United Kingdom, he holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Post Graduate Diploma in Transport Studies from the University of London.?
Within the Nigerian business sector, Ambassador Hassan occupied the positions of Chairman of NAFON, NICON, NRIC, Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Development Authority. He also served as Director in Cadbury, Lever Brothers and Wiggins Teape, Nexim Bank, NAL Merchant Bank and Society Bancaire. Ambassador (Dr) Hassan Adamu was elected President Manufactures Association of Nigeria (MAN) for the period of seven years, making him the second longest serving President of MAN after Chief Odutola. Amb. Hassan Adamu has served as Chairman, Nigeria Industrial Complex Limited; Bagale Motels; Niger Brass Shipping Line; Bulkship Nigeria Limited; O.A.N. Agency Limited, and Frenchies Nig. Limited. He is also a founder of the above Companies. He is presently the Chairman, Board of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). Wakili also served as Secretary for Power and Steel (Ministerial position), first Minister of Environment and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. At one time he was also Nigerian Ambassador to United States of America (USA) and also accredited to the Common Wealth of the Bahamas as Nigerian High Commissioner.
He is a recipient of many Honorary Doctoral Degrees, including LLD, Ahmadu Bello University; DSC Dan Fodio University; LLD Clark Atlanta University USA, Doctor of Environmental Science BABCOCK University, Ogun State; and DSC Novena University, Delta State. He was conferred with National Honour of the Commander Of The Order Of the Niger (CON). He is now the current Chancellor of?Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT), Enugu.?????
E. Professor Iyiola Tella (Director):?
An accomplished scholar and Professor of Ecosystem Management, Iyiola Tella has distinguished himself in the fields of biodiversity conservation and ethno-forestry, ecological modelling of plant site interactions, site productivity, implicating biomass and bio-energy yield in managed forests, sustenance of life and functions within endangered ecosystems and bioremediation.
Professor Tella holds a Masters (1994) and a Doctorate (2005) in Forest Resource Management after obtaining a first Degree in Forestry and Wood technology in 1991. In recognition of his excellence in his chosen field, he has been admitted to prominence in several Professional bodies including but not limited to the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN), the Forest & Forest Products Society (FFPS), the Science & Technology Africa – Europe Partnership (STA-EP), the Nigerian Environmental Study team (NEST) and the Danish Development Research Network (DDRN). He has taught and worked in several countries including Benin Republic, the Cameroons, Denmark, Kenya, Sweden, South Africa and Turkey.
F. Mr. Audu Mark (Executive Director):?
A graduate of the prestigious Strayer University from where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems, Mr. Audu Mark’s professional experience spans over 20 years and include such high profile positions as President & CEO of Vermark Global System, Abuja, an ICT company with extensive business portfolios in Nigeria and the USA; Senior Consultant at TranTech Inc., Alexandria, VA, another major ICT operator in the United States; ICT Consultancy and Advisory Services to various Police and Defence establishments including the Toronto Police Services, the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department, the Chicago Police Department and the US
Department of Defence.
Audu Mark is an Innovative and result-driven leader focused on achieving exceptional results in the highly competitive information technology environment. His areas of expertise include but are not limited to Process Optimization, Technical Analysis, Cost Reduction, Project Management, Operational & Strategic Planning, Customer Relations, Network Operations Management and Data migration analysis across a broad range of technical and managerial substrates involving hardware, router/network, operating systems, databases, language/script, storage systems, communications?and software systems in information technology environment.
Along with extensive top level management positions in several other international companies operating within the telecommunications and security services industries, Mr. Mark brings a complementary managerial competence to the board of the Trevari Power Company where he currently serves as Executive Director.
G. His Excellency, Dr. S. Danjuma Gani CON (Director):?
A retired administrator, politician and Community Leader, Dr. Gani joined the service of the Northern Regional Government in the 1960’s and had a stint in the Federal Service in the early 1970’s. He served in Benue and then Plateau State where he rose to the level of Permanent Secretary.? Upon the creation of Gongola State he served as Permanent Secretary overseeing several ministries in the new State. Following his retirement from the Service, he joined politics and was elected Deputy Governor of Taraba State in 1990. He currently serves as a Community leader of Southern Taraba and?Chairman Board of Trustees, Kwararafa University, Wukari.
H. Mr. Christopher Chukwurah (Director):
A retired administrator, Mr. Chukwurah attended the College of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas in 1964 and holds a Bachelors and Master degrees in Agricultural Economics (1971) from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois, United State. In January 1973, he joined the Federal Civil Service and was deployed as a Planning Officer to the then Federal Ministry of Economics and Reconstruction now the National Planning Commission (NPC) where he rose to the position of Permanent Secretary in 2002. In 2003, Mr. Chukwurah was redeployed to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and in the same year he was moved to the presidency to serve in Economic Affairs Office of?the Presidency.?
In recognition of his hard work and commitment to the service of his father land, Mr. Chukurah was honoured in 2003 with the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).?
I. Joyce Onyechi Okafor (Director):??
Mrs. Okafor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Jos (1995-1998) and a diploma in accounting from the same institution (1993-1995). She has over fifteen years of working experience in the security and communication industry in Nigeria, Israel, Latin America and the United States of America. She had brief stint with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) (2000-2001) and Transfortial International in Port-Harcourt (1999-2000).
In the last ten years, she has been involved in training as well as consulting and supplies of security and communication services and solutions to government and private institutions within Nigeria.
To provide efficient and reliable electricity to consumers; through the use of cutting edge technology by a dedicated and motivated team.
To be at the forefront of innovative power management in the green energy revolution. Through strategic innovation and acquisitions, we aim to continually deliver power solutions across the nation, targeted at increasing power generation capacity from 500 to 10,000 megawatts in the next five years.