Yomi is a New York qualified attorney with significant legal and business experience across three continents, including corporate and project finance, mergers & acquisitions and urban land development projects. Yomi has been with Rendeavour since its inception and prior to that worked with Renaissance Capital and Renaissance Partners.
Yomi started his career in the New York and London offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges and then Latham & Watkins. He has a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Illinois Wesleyan University.
Head of Operations
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 Corporate Affairs
Babatunde is a Marketing, Sales and Communications expert with a proven record of impact across many industries. He currently leads the marketing and communications functions at Rendeavour West Africa as Head of Corporate Affairs.
Before joining Rendeavour, Babatunde led similar functions at Google, Perform Media and three of Nigeria’s iconic ad agencies.
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 Rendeavour, 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.
ABIOLA SANNI, CFA, FCCA
Head of Finance
Abiola is a finance professional with over 16 years work experience at some of the most reputable companies within and outside Nigeria. His experience spans Financial Advisory, Corporate Finance, Treasury Management and Corporate Financial Performance Management across many industries including Financial Services, Telecoms, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Hospitality (Hotels and Recreation Park), Power & Infrastructure, Real Estate, Electronic Security, and Non-banking Financial Services.
He started his career at PwC Nigeria, where he was involved in many high-profile projects. Prior to joining Rendeavour, Abiola worked at one of the most notable Nigerian conglomerates, Honeywell Group, and most recently at Techno Brain Group, a global IT company with presence in over 21 African countries.
Abiola has a BSc. (first class) in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Ibadan and an MBA from the Indian School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and also a CFA charter holder.
Free Zone Operations Manager
Oladunni is an experienced free zone administrator with practical knowledge of the Nigeria Free Zone environment. With over a decade in free zone administration, Oladunni has participated in numerous stakeholder engagements around the ease of doing business in the free trade zone.
Due to her expertise, she was nominated as one of the private zone representatives trained by Nigeria Customs Service on the use of NICIS II application which is mainly for trade facilitation in a free zone territory.
Oladunni, an Associate member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and MBA from a Nigerian University.
Sola Akinmoladun worked as a Senior Construction Associate at Mixta Nigeria where he was responsible for buildings and urban infrastructure project and development management functions. He has worked on various urban scale mixed use, residential hospitality and golf schemes. His career experience, over 15 years, has spanned design, project management and development management. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Architecture from the Obafemi Awolowo University, an M.Sc. in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo and a post graduate degree in real estate finance from the Middlesex University under the international finance faculty. He is also a Chartered Architect, a member of the Project Management Institute and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
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.
Bailey Fernando Ligtas
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 Rendeavour, 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.
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 Rendeavour, 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.
Michael Osakwe, CFA
Michael’s professional experience spans across Engineering, Banking, Private Equity, Investment Management and Real Estate.
He currently serves as a transaction associate at Alaro City, ensuring seamless execution of all elements from deal initiation to completion.
He holds a bachelor degree in Engineering, a master’s degree in Investment Management from the Cranfield School of Management and has earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.
Michael is an avid reader and loves volunteering for causes that make an indelible impact on the lives of people.
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.
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.
“Alaro City is changing the narrative of urban-scale development in Nigeria. The choice to work with Rendeavour is a no brainer as there are always opportunities to continuously learn and develop while laying indelible footprints”.
Oluwaseun is a seasoned Nigerian Registered and Chartered Quantity surveyor and has over seven years of industry experience across four industries including Consultancy, Contracting, Insurance and Real Estate. He currently leads the Quantity Surveying functions at Alaro City.
Before joining Rendeavour, Oluwaseun has led similar functions at AXA (AXA Mansard), Mar and Mor Engineering Services Ltd, Sea Surveyors Ltd and worked with a leading residential developer most notable for their Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate.
Paul is a finance professional and a chartered accountant with experience in performance evaluation, management reporting, consulting & financial analysis/modelling.
He honed his professional skills at PwC working in the management consulting unit for 3 years. Paul is adept at process review, evaluation and improvement as well as in business analytics.
He emphasizes real value-add to people and teams, and is also capable of independent learning, as well as practical application of skills and knowledge in problem solving.
CHIOMA CELINE OBI
Chioma is an accounting professional with experience in finance spanning several industries including healthcare and media. Prior to joining Rendeavour, she served as Senior Associate, Business Process Advisory at WFO Roedl and Partner NG. She is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
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.
Real Estate Advisor
Chima has over 9 years of experience in sales, asset management, with 6 years primarily focused in property sectors. He spent 3 and half years with Ari Petrol Chemical Istanbul where he established the company within West Africa and majorly in Nigeria.
He went ahead to work with The First Group real estate, a British Dubai based luxury Real Estate Brand and also proceeded to work as a Sales Manager within one Palton Morgan Holdings subsidiaries, Grenadines Homes Ltd, a top notch Real Estate company in Nigeria before joining Rendeavour.
Chima holds a BSc in Geography and planning from the University of Jos.
Real Estate Advisor
Bukola Lawal is a Nigerian qualified lawyer with a Msc in Finance and Finance Law from the University of London. Prior to joining Rendeavour, Bukola worked at Standard Bank Offshore and Stanbic IBTC Bank as the Offshore Manager and Relationship Manager respectively. At Standard Bank Offshore, she was the Manager responsible for growing the offshore business in Nigeria and Ghana. At Stanbic IBTC, she was a Relationship Manager in Private Banking and Wealth Advisory responsible for managing high net-worth Individuals. She is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators, London.
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.
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
Peter provides strategic marketing and transaction management services to his clients. His principles are built on communication and trust, while embodying the ability to cater and adapt to all of his client’s real estate needs.
Just as the real estate industry evolves to become more innovative and efficient so does he. In addition to that, he provides exceptional real estate services to ensure you feel confident with your decision to transact with him.
Peter has worked with reputable real estate companies within Nigeria and has over 6 years’ experience in the areas of sales, marketing and business development in the real estate niche.
Peter graduated from Nmamdi Azikiwe University with BSC (Hons) in Applied Microbiology and Brewing.
He is passionate about birds, a tech enthusiast and an avid reader of current affairs in the medical and tech field who also loves automobiles. A great chef and a man who believes if you work hard, you should play hard.
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.
Bolarinwa is an associate with the Sales Team at Alaro City. He supports the development of thematic business development and sales programs designed to create residential, commercial and industrial sales opportunities within Alaro City.
He holds a B.SC. in Real Estate Management from the University of Reading and an M.SC. from Loughborough University.
Bolarinwa is an up and coming real estate professional and believes evolving technology is key to the progression of the Real Estate Market
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.