Dr. Martin Oluba
Board Member
Dr Martin Oluba, the president and chief executive of ValueFronteira Limited is equally a professor of economics and finance at the SMC University, Switzerland and adjunct faculty (mentor) at Northcentral University, Arizona, USA. He is member of the governing council of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI) and serves as the chairman of the economics and statistics committee. He is equally a member of the editorial board as well as a columnist of Businessday newspapers. Martin's consulting experience cuts across several sectors of the Nigerian economy and comprises many engagements with the World Bank, European Union (SRIP), CIDA, DFID, SLGP, UNIFEM, the National Assembly, many commercial banks, Nigeria's National Planning Commission, Federal ministries, many states and local governments as well as leading private organizations in Nigeria. He was equally a research fellow at the Lagos Business School between 1996-7. Martin obtained a bachelors degree (cum laude) and a masters degree (with a distinction) in economics from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka). He equally obtained Ph.D from ESEADE University Institute Argentina with a dissertation titled “Responses of Gross Domestic and Foreign Private Investments to Macroeconomic Conditions in Nigeria” as well as obtained a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) from the Swiss Management Center, Switzerland.
MRS. Dabney Shall-Holma
Board Member
Mrs. Dabney Shall-Holma was born in 1956 (maiden name: Mustapha). She studied Political Science (ABU/ABC Kano) and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology from the same university before proceeding to University of Wales, Cardiff, Wales for her Masters Degree in Maritime Studies & International Transportation. In her continuous strive for academic pursuit, she attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2008 for a Certificate in the Practice of Trade Policy. She joined the Nigerian Shippers' Council in 1989 and rose to the rank of Deputy Director (Ports) in 1995. From June 1996 to March 1998, she was seconded by the Federal Ministry of Transportation to Nigerian Unity Line (a Federal Government Shipping Line) as General Manager. From March 1998 to May 2007, she was de-seconded by the Federal Ministry of Transportation to Nigerian Shippers' Council as Deputy Director (International Trade) and promoted to Director with effect from 1 June 2007. She had been appointed member of several presidential and inter-ministerial committee by the Federal Government.
MR. HAKEEM OGUNNIRAN
Board Member
Hakeem graduated in Law with a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) at the University of Lagos as a Federal Government Scholar in 1984. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985 after passing the Bar Examinations with a Second Class Honours (Upper Division). He later obtained the Master of Laws (LL.M) and MBA degrees from the same University. Between 1986 and 1992, he was a Lecturer at the Universities of Ilorin and Lagos. In 1991/92, he was a visiting Scholar at the Yale Law School, Connecticut, USA. He joined UACN Plc in 1995 as Manager, Legal Services and between and role to become the Divisional Managing of MDS in April, 2000. Mr Ogunniran has attended various courses at home and abroad including the Unilever IMS (1996) and the General Management Programme of Ashridge Management College, U.K (2000). He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (USA), International Society of Logistics(SOLE), Founding Director of the Logistics Society of Nigeria and Founding Member/Trustee of the Institute Of Logistics Management, Ltd/Gte. He was the President and Chairman in Council of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Nigeria and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, London. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.
DR. DON BURTON
Board Member
Dr. Burton is the President of Dunlap-Stone University. A university which offer law degrees (Master of Laws), a Master of Science degree in Regulatory Trade Compliance (for non-lawyers) Bachelor degrees with emphasis in Trade Compliance Law, Global Supply Chain Management, and Health Care Administration. What began as an effort to train industry professionals worldwide to pass trade compliance certification examinations in 1995 has now become a premier online accredited university. He is an in demand speaker globally on: trade compliance, growth in global trade, ethics in international trade, small business opportunities in the global marketplace and many more. He obtained a B.S. in Marketing and B.A. in Clinical Psychology with Honors from the University of Oregon.M.B.A. from the University of Oregon’s Graduate School of Management and a Ph.D.in Management.
DR. TONY TAYLOR
Board Member
Dr Taylor graduated in the UK, initially in Physics and then in Operations Research, and has over thirty years experience working with large world class organisations such as Reckitt Benckiser, Tyco Electronics, Diageo(Guinness) and DHL Exel. In addition to a period as University Lecturer in both the UK and Malaysia, he has worked extensively in the supply chain in a number of roles, including Management Consultant, Purchasing/Supply Manager, Supplier Development Director, Procurement Director, Logistics Director and Managing Director. Tony has a very good understanding of the practice of logistics and the issues surrounding its successful development in the country. With like-minded logistics professionals he helped to create the Logistics Society of Nigeria and was honoured to be its first President.
DR.Obiora Madu
Board Member
Dr. Obiora Madu is the Chief Executive Officer and Programme Director of Multimix Academy. He spent about a decade on the Export Desk of two major export banks in Nigeria and was a member of the pioneer team that developed most of the export financing products and instruments that are generally used by most banks in Nigeria today. He is popularly called Mr. Export because of his total commitment to the improvement of standards in export practice and management in Nigeria. In 1999, he was a recipient of the prestigious Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Gold Award for his contribution to international trade development within the sub-region. Dr. Madu, who is the only representative of the International Import/Export Institute based in Arizona, United States in Africa attained the highest Certification of the Institute a Certified International Trade Educator (CITE) in 2002. He is a fellow of the institute of Export of Nigeria, a member of Logistics Society of Nigeria, chartered member of Chattered Institute of Logistics and Transport, member International Association of Trade Training Organization and foundation Registrar & Chief Executive of Institute of International Business and Logistics (Limited Gtee.). He was also recently appointed a member of the Steering Committee for the African Network of International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management programme of the International Trade Centre the United Nations Arm in Geneva. Madu is the Author of several manuals and publications in addition to two books on international trade-EXPORTING-Frequently asked questions and EXPORT FINANCING both published by Multimix Export Academy.