Prof. Emmanuel O. Ofeimun

EMMANUEL O. OFEIMUN, M.B.A., JD.-Law, Ph.D, FBIM, FCI.arb, M.R.S.H., F.N.I.Q.S.,

Emmanuel Ofeimun is a Professor of Finance and a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors where he serves at a Director in the Board of the Academy. An Alumni of College Estate Management, University of Reading where he studied for the Professional Examination of Chartered Institute of Building Engineers, Imo State University, Vision International University and California South University. He had a Multi Disciplinary Training as a Construction Economist, Jurist Doctor and Investment Banker.

Professional exposure entails working with reputable consulting firms such as Tillyard and Partners, Swedish West African Consultant, etc. Combined experience is over 40 years spans across teaching, consulting in project finance, investment and management as well as arbitration. Profiled in international who who’s professionals, he sits on the Board of International Investment Law & Arbitration LLC.

AFOLABI JOHNSON OYEWOLE, B.Sc; M.Sc; FCA, LL.B, BL.

WORK EXPERIENCE:                

Mr. Wole Afolabi is a Chartered Accountant who obtained his professional training from Z.O. Ososanya & Co (Chartered Accountants) and had over twelve years working experience in the banking industry.

He worked with Venture Trust Company Limited (an affiliate of former Universal Trust Bank Plc) as Head of Finance and Administration; served as Head, Credit & Marketing UTB Trustees Ltd. He also worked in various positions and duties with the former Universal Trust Bank Plc, the last of which was the Branch Manager, Akure branch of the bank where he pulled out in September, 2005 to join Oyewole Afolabi & Company (Chartered Accountants) as the Managing Partner.

Catherine G. Okpareke, B.Sc (Accounting & Finance), MBA, D(Litt), MNIM, FCA, mni

Dr. Catherine holds a degree in accounting and finance with Middlesex University, London and MBA from University of Port Harcourt and Honourary Degree from Covenant University. She is a Fellow and a past president of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Board Member of International Federation of Accountants (FCA), Vice President of Association Accounting Bodies of West Africa.

She was a formal commissioner of finance, Imo State, State Government of Nigeria, Group Managing Director, NICON Insurance PLC, Nigeria, Board Member Nigeria Extractive Industry, etc.

She is a consultant to Offshore Capital & Asset Investment LLC on debt recovery.

Arch Austin Emuan, B.Sc Arc., M.Sc. Arc., MNIA, Ph.D

Austin is the Group Managing Director of Gothic-len group. He is a Professional Architect with over 22 years in professional practice. He is a graduate of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, and a holder of Master degree in Architecture. He is a member of prominent professional bodies such as the Nigeria Institute of Architects, Architects Registrar of Nigeria, Chairman, Education Committee of The Consulting Architects of Nigeria

(ACA Nigeria) and Professionals of South-South. His work experience spans through, Project Development, Project Design, Project Supervision, Project Management, Construction and Turnkeys Deals. Some of the companies under his management in the Gothic-len group are:

  • Gothic-len Consortium Limited. Gothic-len International Limited
  • Gothic-len Construction Limited. Hillcrest Energy Limited
  • Panafvest Project Limited.
Ese Okpalefe, LLB., B.L – General Counsel

She is an attorney at Law firm and General Counsel of International Investment Law & Arbitration. She graduated from a Law school of Igbenidion University and a Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar Association. She worked with National Insurance Commission and presently serve Atoyebi & Partners, Ebuka and Partners. Her exposure is in the area of Maritime and Corporate Law.

Charles Ughele, MBA, BSc Banking & Finance, FCIB, ANIMN, CFP

CHARLES OGBEASE UGHELE, MBA, BSc Banking & Finance, FCIBACIBANIMNCFP, Executive Consultant Banking and Projects

Charles has been Chief Representative & Advisor West Africa at GDP Global Development (UK), a leading economic promotion and business development consultancy, specialised in FDI/trade practice, capacity enhancement and benchmarking. Prior to that, he was Special Adviser (Public-Private Partnerships) to Federal Minister of Works Nigeria.     

With ample banking experience spanning over two decades, Charles was Head of Facility and Projects, and Regional Head Commercial Banking with responsibility for business development, credit and relationship management at Access Bank Nigeria. He previously was Assistant Director Consultancy and Training at The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria; Divisional Head Banking Operations at IMB International Bank; and severally as Branch Manager at a couple other banks across Nigeria. 

Charles is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers; holds MBA and BSc Banking & Finance (Honours) degrees; he also attended development programmes at INSEAD Business School, France and GDP Global Development, United Kingdom. Multi-skilled and a speaker at conferences/webinars (including African Economic Zones Organisation and GDP Global Nigeria/West Africa webinar 2020 series), Charles combines a strong leadership aptitude with fervour for accomplishments.