Yomi is a business leader with significant experience building and running transformational businesses and teams. His expertise spans urban land development projects, corporate and project finance and mergers & acquisitions. Yomi’s extensive track record of performance and a network built across three continents uniquely position him to drive large scale projects that create and deliver significant value for all stakeholders.
Prior to joining Alaro City FZC, Yomi worked with Renaissance Capital and Renaissance Partners, where he worked on numerous private placements and a number of private equity deals. A New York qualified attorney, Yomi began his career in the New York and London offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges and then Latham & Watkins.
Yomi has a Juris Doctor degree from The Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with a concentration in International Relations, from Illinois Wesleyan University.
Chief Operating Officer
Odema is a Human Resources professional with experience covering recruitment and manpower planning, training and development, compensation and benefits and employee welfare.
She began her career at Lehman Brother’s European headquarters in London and has gained extensive experience from other private sector establishments, such as Nomura International, Stanbic IBTC PLC, Asset and Resource Management (ARM Investments) and Linetrale Petroleum Limited.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Biodiversity Conservation from the University of Kent and a Master’s degree in Sustainable Business from the University of Leeds, she is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Head of Legal and Compliance
Khadija’s legal career spans over 16 years working in some of the most prestigious law firms in the country, where she led teams and several turn-key legal projects in both the corporate and public sectors of the economy. Prior to joining Alaro City FZC, Khadija led the Competition Law Practice Unit at the prestigious firm of Olaniwun Ajayi LP.
Khadija holds an LL.B from the University of Ibadan and an LLM, Corporate Commercial Law from University College London.
Head of Finance
Busola Bejide is an experienced finance professional with over 12 years’ experience that spans Audit & Business Assurance, finance strategy & transformation, financial planning, analysis and reporting, finance process optimization and implementation of financial controls and governance policies, Risk Management, Investment & Treasury Management, Strategy and Performance Management.
Before joining Alaro City, she was the Head, of Finance & Strategy at Coronation Registrars Limited. She led several client audit engagements while in audit practice and worked in different sectors; Oil & Gas, Financial Services, and Capital Market.
She holds a master’s degree in professional accountancy from the University of London, Bachelor’s degree in Management and Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University (O.A.U). She is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Fellow of Certified Chartered Accountants, United Kingdom, and an alumna of Lagos Business School.
Head of Sales
An experienced sales professional with over 20 years experience spanning the Oil and Gas, financial services, aviation and Telecoms sector.
She has significant experience in the areas of sales, leadership, commercial, new business development as well as high-level stakeholder management.
Over the course of her career, she has held various positions where she has consistently delivered value.
Omolola currently holds a Bsc. in Estate Management
Construction and Delivery Manager
Femi Akindele has over 24 years of experience in civil, building construction, and project management. He is a certified civil engineer and a certified construction project manager who is accomplished in commercial civil and building construction projects quickly and cost-effectively. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management from the American Academy of Project Management (Nigeria Chapter).
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Contract Project and Facility Management, a Corporate Member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE), a Certified Member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Holder (CSSGB).
Femi cut his teeth with G.Cappa Plc and Grinaker-LTA of South Africa where he majored in the construction of high-rise luxury apartments and road construction. He had previously held various portfolios such as Head Project Management at Stanbic IBTC Holding, Divisional Head Projects at XL Management Ghana Limited (a subsidiary of Standard Trust Bank), Manager -Facilities, Properties and Premises at Centrum Properties (a subsidiary of Sahara Energy Group), Zonal Head Admin at the then Oceanic Bank, and Construction Project Manager for various private companies such as Plural Konsult Limited, Beton Bau Nigeria Limited, and Armborg Global Resources Limited.
Yomi is a thorough-bred creative and business leader with numerous years of experience, having worked in the Aviation, Banking and Advertising industries; in the process, gaining diverse forms and levels of experience.
Over the past 7 years, he had worked in brand leadership as well as core strategy/account planning lead functions and has recorded several notable successes building and reinventing global and local brands across industries with some of the largest, Global Agency Networks.
He also led the MTN Business team in his past life and was the strategic brain behind the MTN Man in The Box Campaign for which he has received numerous awards in addition to many more on his trophy cabinet.
He is also an alumnus of Strategic Planning from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town and is currently pursuing an MBA at a prestigious University in the UK
He currently leads the Marketing Communications function at Alaro City FZC.
Ovie is a building construction and maintenance management expert with a well-rounded career in real estate services and business administration that spans 15 years.
Experienced in the design and delivery of Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) model with vast knowledge in construction lifecycle process, workplace administration, strategic portfolio planning, inventory analysis, contract management, lease administration, property lifecycle management, sustainability best practices, and facilities management. He is renowned for guiding organizations and clients in the creation of spaces that inspire, attract buyers, and increase revenue through the sale of spaces and delivery of premium real estate services. He has worked with top-tier organizations like JLL, Dangote Industries Limited, Uraga Real Estate Limited, and Alpha Mead Group where he led teams in the conceptualization, delivery, and sustenance of "A" grade commercial, institutional, and residential properties with a total estimated value of $975 million in construction and operating cost.
His unrivalled strategy is in the use of lifecycle and sustainability practices as strategies in the planning, organizing, delivery, and sustenance of the built environment, thereby improving the quality of life for people, their communities, and the world at large; giving you real value in the ever-changing real estate space.
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Bailey was formerly a Construction Engineer with AECOM Arabia for Jeddah Storm Drainage Project (JSDP) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Bailey was also a Senior Resident Engineer with Hill International for Al Fateh University projects in Libya. Bailey was also an Assistant Resident Engineer in various project in Dubai, UAE. Before joining Alaro City FZC, he was a Construction Manager with Laurus Development Partners Nigeria Ltd. for Heritage Place Building (LEED) in Lagos and Jabi Lake Mall in Abuja, Nigeria.
Ifeyinwa Nwaoyo, a COREN registered Engineer, is a seasoned Energy professional with seven years’ experience in the Nigerian Power and Energy Industry. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Electronics Engineering from Covenant University and a Master’s degree in Energy and Technology Management from the University of Ibadan. An alumnus of the National Power Training Institute (NAPTIN), her foray into the power sector began as a Power Systems Engineer in the Sahara Group-owned Ikeja Electric – Nigeria’s largest Distribution Company. She served in various roles acquiring experience in Network Planning and Optimization, Energy and Operations Management, and has supervised several medium voltage network rehabilitation projects.
Ifeyinwa also worked as a Business Development Executive with Uraga Power Solutions Limited, a member company of the Honeywell Group, developing new business opportunities in the fossil-fired and solar space as well as managing regulator relations.
A member of African Women in Energy Development Initiative (AWEDI), Ifeyinwa’s greatest strengths include her intellectual ability, extensive network and robust industry experience. She is a fitness enthusiast and loves teaching children, caring for animals and public speaking.
Estelle is a Human Resource , Administration and Operations professional, with experience in various industries including Oil & Gas, Advertising, Hospitality and Education in the Social Impact space. Estelle holds a bachelor's degree in Law and Business Administration from the University of Kent, Canterbury England and a post graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the BPP University.
Ayotunde is a Project Associate at Alaro City and supports the project delivery function, proving strategic support to operations, finance and internal controls. He is a civil engineering graduate with multidisciplinary experience in the engineering and financial sectors.
Prior to joining Alaro City, Ayotunde worked as an Associate at CardinalStone Partners, an independent multi-asset investment management firm, where he was responsible for execution of various capital market and M&A transactions in addition to providing advisory services to companies in various sectors of the Nigerian economy. Before this, he worked as a graduate engineer at Ove Arup and Partners Nigeria Limited, one of Nigeria’s leading engineering consultancy companies.
Toba is a proficient real estate investment and finance professional with over 8years experience spanning real estate, financial services and banking sector.
Prior to joining Alaro City, Toba performed in several business development and client service capacities with Imperial Homes Mortgage Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Prindex Properties Limited and FirstTrust Mortgage Bank Plc. He was responsible for transaction syndication and deal design as well as providing advisory services to corporate and individual clientele within the real estate investment and finance sector of the Nigerian economy.
He holds a Master’s degree in Real Estate Investment & Finance from Heriot-Watt University and Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Management from the University of Lagos
Free Zone Associate
Matthew is an experienced Free Zone Analyst with 8 years’ experience in the Nigeria Free Zone scheme. He played a key role in the fabrication of Africa’s largest oil producing and refining vessel (EGINA FPSO-Floating, Production, Storage, and Offloading). A project which was the first of its kind, delivered under the Nigerian Free Zone scheme in record time.
He is a seasoned Free Zone professional who has participated in several free zone seminars sponsored by the Nigerian Customs Services, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Nigeria Ports Authority, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, and the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Matthew holds a BSc in Economics and a Master’s degree in Risk Management from the University of Lagos.
Legal and Free Zone Associate
Chidi is a lawyer with significant experience advising governments, financiers, supranationals and other local and multinational corporates
on transactions and projects such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, equity and debt capital markets, oil and gas, project development, insurance and tax structuring inward and outward Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. Chidi has advised on transactions with a cumulative value in excess of US$20 billion.
Chidi’s previous experience includes a role with the corporate and commercial group at Nigerian law firm, Aluko & Oyebode, and a secondment at the London offices of Slaughter and May. He obtained his law degree from the University of Nigeria, and is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Christiana Aileru is a Marketing associate with over 4 years of experience in brand building, insight mining, and route-to-market strategic rollout for brands across various categories — B2C, B2B, retail, health, FMCG, & FINTECH.
Her itinerary includes developing integrated marketing plans, driving digital campaigns, hosting brand events, and implementing strategic plans to elevate brand awareness and ensure measurable world-class business growth.
She is passionate about education and believes in its power to rewrite human fates. Christiana tends to sleep better at night when a problem is solved. This is probably why she partners with NGOs that cater to underserved children in rural Nigerian communities.
Williams is Senior Creative Lead/ Director & Strategist, who tells Visual stories, with an African edge.
He majors in Motion/Still Graphics, VFX/Video Editing, 2D Animation, and slightly 3D Animation. Most importantly, He uses curiosity, research, conceptualization, and Human-centric design to elevate lives and businesses.
With a fondness for brand projection, and their innate potential to upscale sales funnel, brand awareness, and customer retention,
He has successfully launched an incredible variety of products Marketing/campaigns, and brand projection materials, that have exclusively upscale sales funnel brand awareness and customer retention of the notable companies.
With exclusive awards/recognition and Global certification from the prestigious Interaction Design Foundation on User Experience and other Certifications, His extensive experience in various multilevel industries tops His analytics to Support the growth, and marketing function as well as aids the bridge between Marketing Communications & Products.
He loves to connect and empathize as he believes there’s nothing more important than people.
Oluwakorede is a first class graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he graduated top 1% of his class. He is also an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Oluwakorede is a finance professional with over four years’ experience in Finance, Strategy and Auditing. He started his career with PZ Cussons Nigeria PLC as a Finance Support Analyst where he was responsible for factory reporting, cost accounting, inventory management, procurement and budgeting control, and all cross country inventory movement between all PZ Cussons plants in Nigeria.
Prior to joining Rendeavour, Oluwakorede was a Finance and Strategy Experienced Analyst with Coronation where he was responsible for Liquidity management, Strategic Business Units (SBU) Reports, Financial and performance reports, and other Asset and Liability Management (ALM) activities. Oluwakorede loves to watch football in his spare time and supports Arsenal Football Club.
Business Execution Coordinator
Eyitene is an attorney qualified to practice in New York and Nigeria, and has significant experience practicing in the private and public sectors within and outside Nigeria.
She started her career in the Energy practice group of Banwo & lghodalo, a Nigerian commercial law firm, where she advised Nigerian and international oil and gas and power companies on transactions in the Nigerian energy sector.
Prior to joining Alaro City FZC, Eyitene clerked for the President Judge at the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania.
She obtained her law degree (first class) from the University of Hull and has a Master of Laws degree from Cornell University.
Oluwatosin is a finance professional with over four years of working experience in various industries, including real estate, consulting, non-governmental organizations, media, and education. She is skilled in financial reporting and analysis, financial modelling, budgeting, auditing, financial planning, treasury management, etc.
She is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), and she is also a Certified Accountant (ACCA).
She holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Bowen University and a Master’s degree (MBA in Finance and Accounting) from Obafemi Awolowo University.
Senior Real Estate Advisor
Emmanuel Ekwe is a sales, management, and business growth strategist with over 14 years of experience spanning Leisure, Hospitality, Management Consulting, and Real Estate.
Prior to joining Alaro City, Emmanuel was instrumental in the unprecedented growth of the following renowned Nigerian and International organisations:
Sujimoto Construction Limited: Where he erected and managed six (6) vibrant outlets/stands for the purpose of generating leads and revenue for the organisation.
VIP Express Tourism Limited - He took the Lagos office to the No. 1 in Africa (2017 & 2018) thereby Winning the 1st Place Large sales deck in Africa and also pioneered the set-up of a debit order payment system.
He is a Business Administration graduate of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; with several Executive Development programmes to his honour, he is passionate about business growth and organisational excellence.
Real Estate Advisor
Funke Beke is a Realtor with vast experience in residential properties across Nigeria. She had worked with a leading residential developer, most notable for their Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate, where she worked as a Sales Relations Officer responsible for driving and achieving sales targets for the estate. She also worked with the ARM Group for a period of 12 years with different subsidiaries and gained vast experience across operational and sales activities.
Real Estate Advisor
Since her move to Lagos in 2014 from Washington, D.C., Sarvenaz Etebarian has been working in sales and marketing with a number of reputable companies.
She started her professional journey in Lagos with one of the most renowned construction companies, El-Alan. She then joined Mixta Africa, a leading residential developer, as their Business Development Manager for Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate.
Driven by her passion in sales and marketing, and with a strong track record of fostering lasting professional relationships, Sarvenaz thrives on new challenges.
Real Estate Advisor
Andem has over 14 years of sales and business development experience with one of the top 3 commercial banks in Nigeria. During this period, he developed multidisciplinary skills and cross-functional competencies that are critical to planning and executing strategy with a high level of precision, resulting in efficient service delivery and bottom-line profitability in commercial, retail and public sector banking.
He likes to think of himself as a learner, always keeping an open mind and approaching challenges and tasks from the point of view that allows him to operate out of the box and create solutions that add value to the business. When Andem is not selling, he is swimming or cycling.
Qudus is a corporate strategy analyst with over 3 years of experience in various industries such as Banking, FMCG and Entertainment. He prefers to be known as the problem solver and forever takes pride in ensuring all client/customer issues are dealt with regardless of the type of industry he finds himself in.
He previously worked as a strategy analyst at Access Bank Plc, playing a vital role in aligning the strategies of old Access Bank and Diamond Bank to become Nigeria’s biggest bank. He also served as a financial controller & In-house accountant at EmPawa Africa, where he ensured all financial concerns of the company and its artists/producers were dealt with appropriately.
Qudus holds a BSc in Mathematics with Economics. Additionally, He holds a Masters in Finance and Management both from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.
Admin and Corporate Services Intern
Talented and driven, Jessica Boniface is an Admin & Corporate Services professional.
She delivers extensive support roles on corporate services, logistics planning, facility management, and administrative matters at Alaro City.
She holds a B.TECH in Transport Management with a strong customer services acumen, and exceptional staff and vendor relationships.
She is a music lover and volunteers for an NGO that supports widows and orphans in her spare time.
Site Admin Intern
CMO is a determined and motivated Admin Executive that strives for perfection in everything.
He believes every organisation is only as good and efficient as its Administrative department
When He isn't working, CMO is listening to music or playing football.