SIFAX Group has announced the appointment of Ibraheem Olugbade and Edward Ndahi as executive director and Group chief security officer (CSO) in line with the company’s continuous efforts to strategically position for better service delivery.
Olugbade, Nigeria’s former alternate permanent representative to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London between 2011 and 2016, will oversee all the company’s inland container depots.
He holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Maritime Transport Management from the Nautical Institute for Technology, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt and Master Class Revalidation Certificates from the University of Tasmania, Australia and Australian Maritime College Launceston, Tasmania.
He also possesses 1st Mate & 2nd Mate Certificate of Competency from Arab Maritime Transport Academy, Alexandria, Egypt and a National Diploma in Nautical Science from Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron.
His professional experience spanned various maritime organisations, both locally and internationally, including the Nigerian National Shipping Lines (NNSL); the Nigerian Ports Authority, where he served as an Harbour Master and rose to become an assistant general manager; and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, where he was deputy director, Maritime Survey & Certification as well as director, Maritime Safety & Security.
On the other hand, Ndahi is a seasoned security professional with over 17 years’ experience.
He possesses an Ordinary National Diploma in Public Administration and BSc in Public Administration from the University of Maiduguri and BSc in History as well as International Studies from Ekiti State University.
He began his career as a detective with the Department of State Security (DSS) and moved to become the chief security officer for Camitel Nigeria Limited, Abuja; district security supervisor for Shell Petroleum Development Company; CSO- Transcorp Hilton, Abuja and deputy sergeant-at-arms, operations at the National Assembly Commission, Abuja.
Adekunle Oyinloye, Group managing director, SIFAX Group, said the quality of the duo was informed by the vision of the company to become a leader in its entire business towards profitability.
“We are delighted to have appointed these two senior executives into our top management. The company is driven by its vision of becoming the market leader in all the sectors we operate. For this vision to be fulfilled, the quality leadership must be top-range. That’s why we brought in these tested hands to join us to maintain our prime position and to deliver value to our clients.”