Management

Gen. Sulaiman Dili Aliyu (Retired)

  – Chairman

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Major General Sulaiman Dili Aliyu (rtd) is a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna; Kaduna Polytechnic; Command and Staff College Jaji; University of Abuja; National Defense University Beijing China and Tsinghua University Beijing China.General Aliyu holds an MSc International Affairs and Strategic Studies, Masters degree in Business Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Security and Strategic Studies, Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Certificate in Security and Strategic Studies. Gen. Aliyu is a Fellow of the Nigerian National Defence University and a Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE).

He was at different times the Chief Instructor at Military Engineering School, A United Nations (UN) Military Observer in Macedonia, Commanding Officer, Brigade Commander and Nigeria’s Defence Attaché to China with concurrent accreditation to Japan, Vietnam, Mongolia, North Korea, Laos and Bhutan. He was also at one time the Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence at Defence Intelligence Agency in Nigeria

A highly decorate Senior Military Officer with a UN Preventive Deployment Medal, General Service Star (GSS), Distinction Service Star (DSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS), Pass Staff Course (PSC), Fellow National Defence University (FNDU) and Military Attaché Medal from China Ministry of National Defence.

General Aliyu is married with children, He enjoys swimming, and had interest in intelligence and security, research and military strategy; diplomacy and international affairs.

Kazeem Durodoye, PhD

  – Vice Chairman

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Dr. Durodoye holds the M.Sc. degree in Pharmaceutics, Master of Information Science and PhD in Information Science. He is a member of various professional bodies and associations, including Nigeria Computer Society, Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria, Association for Information Systems (USA), Information Systems Audit Control Association (ISACA) and Project Management Institute.Dr. Durodoye is the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian based The Khrome Company, a subsidiary of LEADERSHIP Group Limited. He was Group Executive Director, Technology & New Media in LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group. From 2008 to 20011, worked as a Consultant to Grameen Foundation, Washington DC, USA. Prior to that he was Deputy Managing Director at Chams Nigeria PLC from 2006 to 2008, and Head, Strategy & Business Development at May & Baker Nigeria PLC, a position he held until 2006. Dr Durodoye has conducted research in diverse fields, and has various papers and articles to his credit.

Maryanne Kooda MSc.

  – Chief Operating Officer

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Maryanne Kooda holds an MSc. In Environment Management from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. With 10 years of research and business intelligence consulting, she applies experience in ISO standard certification and business communication to her role of COO of the Outsource Company.
Before joining The Outsource Company, she worked in business process restructuring, brand management, academic research and digital marketing. Ms Kooda has taken up lecturing positions in private universities teaching Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour. Her research interest lie in social science subjects of economics, public finance, research methods / statistics, policy analysis, ethics, public management, leadership, and program evaluation/performance measurement.

Zainab Nda-Isaiah

  – Director

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Zainab started out as a senior staff member of Afri-Projects Consortium, the consortium that managed the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) programme under General Muhammadu Buhari in the 1990s. She is currently the Vice Chairman of Sam LEADERSHIP Foundation and seats on the boards of LEADERSHIP Newspaper Group Limited, LEADERSHIP Holdings Limited, Allfarms Limited, Allanwoods Limited and Forte Agra Limited.

Mike Okpere

  – Director

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Mike Okpere is an accountant by training and the immediate past Group Managing Director of LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group Limited. He joined the LEADERSHIP Group in 2013 as its Group Executive Director and was promoted to Group Managing Director in 2015.
Before these recent appointments, Michael held various positions, including Audit and Consultancy head at Ijewere & Co (Chartered Accounts), pioneer General Manager of Nigerian Seed Cotton Company Limited, Executive Director of Cotton Ginning Company Limited, Managing Director of Cash Affairs Finance Limited, Managing Director of Fortune Five Farms Limited and line Director of Allanwoods Limited. He is also the Vice Chairman of Allfarms Limited, Vice Chairman of Croft and Housemann Limited, and Vice Chairman of Group Ten Limited. He has over 35 years’ management experience and has arranged various financial syndicates for both start-ups and expanding concerns.
Michael has attended many courses. He is widely travelled and is a golf enthusiast. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of LEADERSHIP Wealth Limited.

Michael Zhao

  – Director

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Micheal started his career with Dalian Fruit Year Import Export Ltd in 2003 as international trading representative. He was Regional Manager and Trainer with Sino-Alliance Insurance Shenzhen Branch Company between 2005 and 2007. He later proceeded to JianAn Mining Group Zimbabwe Company as Mining and Purchase Manager.
He became a Director with Yuming Precious Stomne Company in 2013 and in April 2017, he moved to B2C E-Commerce Nigeria Limited as Vice President for Marketing. Michael is also on the Board of The Khrome Company Limited as a Director and Regional Vice President overseeing our Asian operations. He is based in Shanghai, China

Lere Baale

  – Director

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Lere Baale has over twenty years’ post-MBA top level experience and international career exposure in diverse business functions spanning Europe, North America and Africa. He is presently CEO and Facilitator at the Business School Netherlands in Nigeria, Regional Director for CMOE Inc. (Africa & Middle East Area) and Director/Partner at Howes Consulting Group (Africa). From May 2009 to October 2010, Lere was Director and Consultant Chief Strategy Officer for GLOBACOM LIMITED. Prior to this, he had been with Pfizer from 1990 to 2006 where he rose to become the Executive Director, Marketing.
Lere is a member of various professional bodies, including Nigerian Institute of Management, Nigerian Marketing Association, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Institute of Pharmacy Management (U.K); Deputy Chairman (PG – Lagos Chamber of Commerce (1996 to 1999) and Chairman – Marketing & Sales group of Nigerian Association of Industrial Pharmacists (1996-2005).
He has many publications, articles and papers in international business periodicals to his credit.

Engr. Gbolahan Oshonubi

  – Director

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Gbolahan Oshonubi trained as an Electrical/Electronic engineer at the University of Ibadan. He started his career as a systems administrator on UNIX platform before migrating to open source as a systems integrator. Prior to establishing Intelligent Network Services Limited, he worked as the Executive Director, Technical Services at Teledom International Limited. His open source endeavour made him participate as a contributor on various open source projects which he has spent over two decades spaning across wireless technologies (terrestrial and satellite) telephony, customer relationship management, business intelligence, content management systems and recently artificial intelligence. At his free time, he spends most of his time with his family.

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