SIFAX Group appoints new Executive Director, Group CSO
In line with efforts to enhance operational efficiency and security through continuous restructuring and corporate reengineering, SIFAX Group has announced the appointment of Captain Ibraheem Olugbade and Mr. Edward Ndahi as Executive Director and Group Chief Security Officer respectively.
SIFAX is a well-diversified group of companies with investments in maritime, aviation, oil and gas, haulage and logistics, financial services and hospitality,
Olugbade, who was Nigeria’s erstwhile Alternate Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organisation IMO, 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.
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 variously as an Harbour Master in different Nigerian ports and rose to become an Assistant General Manager; and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, where he was Deputy Director, Maritime Survey & Certification and Director, Maritime Safety & Security.
Ndahi is a seasoned security professional with over 17 years of experience.
He possesses an Ordinary National Diploma in Public Administration and Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from the University of Maiduguri and Bachelor of Science in History and International Studies from Ekiti State University.
He began his career as a detective with the Department of State Security and moved to become the Chief Security Office for Camitel Nigeria Limited, Abuja; District Security Supervisor for Shell Petroleum Development Company; Chief Security Officer- Transcorp Hilton, Abuja and Deputy Sergeant-at-arms, Operations at the National Assembly Commission, Abuja.
Speaking on the appointments, Group Managing Director of SIFAX, Mr Adekunle Oyinloye, said the high quality of both recruitments was informed by the vision of the company to become a leader in its entire business sector and drive it for more profitability.
He said: “As part of the company’s continued restructuring efforts, which is targeted at strategically positioning the company for better service delivery, corporate reengineering and next level strategic growth, 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 for our clients and other stakeholders.”