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Board of Directors

The board of directors of Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited comprises highly skilled personnel with experience from various industries.

Chairman

Col. Sani Bello was born at Kontagora on 27th November 1942 and attended Kontagora Central Primary School (1950 – 1956) and Bida Government College (1957 – 1962).

Col. Sani Bello joined the Nigerian Army in December 1962. Graduated from Sandhurst, UK, in 1965. Served in various capacities in the Nigerian Army including ADC to the Nigerian Supreme Commander, Rear Commander of former 3 Marine Commando, Assistant Quartermaster General of 3 Marine Commando Division, Deputy Adjutant General Nigerian Army (1971 – 1975) before his appointment as the Military Governor of old Kano State (1975 – 1978). After his appointment as the Governor, He was posted to Staff College Jaji as the 1st Nigerian Principal Staff Officer, before his retirement in 1979.

After retirement, he served as Chairman Niger State NYSC and Chairman Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (and took the team to both the Commonwealth and World Championships in 1983) before his appointment as Nigerian High Commissioner to Zimbabwe from 1984 to 1986.

At the expiration of his term as High Commissioner, He was appointed to the Boards of various Companies including Law Union & Rock Insurance Company Ltd, Niger State Polytechnic, Niger State Science Schools Board, Globe-Re Insurance, Dantata & Sawoe Construction Company, Amni International Petroleum Development Company Ltd, MTN Nigeria Ltd and Mainstream Energy Solutions Ltd.

He is also the Proprietor of Mustafa Comprehensive School and Sani Bello Vocational Training Centre. His hobbies include Table Tennis and Chess. Happily married with children.

Vice Chairman

He was also the Managing Director of Publisher of Democrat Newspaper and served as President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria for 8 years. He founded and is currently the Chairman of Bulet International (Nig.) Ltd; one of the biggest indigenous construction companies in Nigeria that built most of the Federal Government Secretariat in Abuja Central Business District.Mallam Ismaila Isa is a renowned business executive and public officer with over thirty years of management experience. He was Personnel Manager in United Textiles Limited (UNTL), responsible for over ten thousand staff and a one-time Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He was also the Managing Director of Publisher of Democrat Newspaper and served as President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria for 8 years. He founded and is currently the Chairman of Bulet International (Nig.) Ltd; one of the biggest indigenous construction companies in Nigeria that built most of the Federal Government Secretariat in Abuja Central Business District.

Director

Chief Tunde Afolabi is the Chairman and CEO of Amni International Petroleum Development Company Ltd. He is a professional geologist with over 30 years of oil and gas exploration and production experience from International Companies.

He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, a past President of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists and a council member of the Nigerian Association of Indigenous Production and Exploration Companies.

Director

He was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant into the Nigerian Army in 1970 rising through the ranks and voluntarily retiring in 1992 as a Brigadier General.

On retirement from military service, Brig. Gen. Ogbeha went into private practice in the oil services industry at Keedak Nigeria Limited and served as Chairman of First Atlantic Bank. He has attended numerous professional courses both locally and abroad.

He also served the public sector as a Senator from 1999-2007. He retired from public service years. He retired from public service in 2007 and established a radio and television broadcasting company Confluence Cable Network (CCN) in Lokoja, Kogi State.

Director

Col. Peters (rtd) held numerous posts during his military career which include commanding officer in various regiments and he rose to Director of Telecommunications, HQ Nigerian Army Signals and Ministry of Defence. He retired from the Nigerian Army at the rank of Colonel.

After his retirement from active service, he was the Chairman/CEO Alpha Technologies Ltd. Lagos from 1990-1998 where he was involved with the supply, installation and maintenance of generators for rural electricity supply as well as rural electrification projects.

Director

Chief (Dr.) Victor I. Odili, OON, was educated at Croydon Technical College, London and the London School of Economics where he obtained his first degree. He joined Lonhro Limited in London and later deployed to Beirut, Lebanon, where he served for many years. He thereafter ventured into private business and became the Chairman of Brawal Shipping Nigeria Ltd, a subsidiary of Aeromaritime Group of Companies. He is a director of many successful companies in Nigeria

Director

Ibrahim Ismail began his career immediately after the call to the bar from a Legal Officer to a Principal State Counsel, in Kano State Ministry of Justice. He also served in the public service as the Secretary, Legal Adviser of the Kano State Urban Development Board. In 1984, he was appointed a member of Kano State Executive Council as a Commissioner of Home Affairs and Information and Education. In 1989, he was appointed Special Assistant to the then Head of State, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.

Ibrahim Ismail is currently a Principal Partner in the Law Firm of Universal Chambers Abuja and serves as Director on the Board of the following Companies: Heritage Press Ltd, People's Media Ltd, Elmirage Petroleum and Gas Company Ltd., Dornier Aviation Nigeria Limited AIEP (DANA) TELEMAX, GTESC Ltd., Trusted Pharmacy of West Africa Ltd. Powerhub.

Director

Alhaji Awwal Manga is a Quantity surveyor by profession. He is an established business man with investment in the key sectors of the Nigerian economy such as Power Sector and Agriculture. He is also the founder and CEO of Supachem Limited and he sit on several boards.

Director

Professor Edozien is a former Professor of International Economics and Development at the University of Ibadan where he also served as the Dean, Faculty of the Social Sciences. Prof. Edozien served as the Economic Adviser to the President of Nigeria for over 3 years. He has served on the boards of many companies, both public and private, as well as chairing many government policy panels and task forces. He has consulted for international organisations, multinational companies and federal and state governments.

He also served as a director of Union Bank of Nigeria plc from 2006 to 2007.

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

Engr. Lamu Audu obtained his B.ENG Mechanical from the University Of Maiduguri. Prior to that, he obtained an Ordinary National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Ramat College of Technology Maiduguri and Kaduna Polytechnic respectively.


Engr. Lamu started his career with Borno State Ministry of Works and Housing in 1986 immediately after completing his One year mandatory National Youth Service Corps with WRECA in Kano. He was with Borno State MOW&H as Principal Mechanical Engineer till when he moved to National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) as Manager (Mechanical) in April 1996. He attended many professional courses and training workshops, which included NEPA pupil Engineer/Technologist Development programme, Supervised Pupilage programme at Shiroro Hydro Power Station, Supervised Pupilage Programme at Lagos Thermal Power Station, Egbin, and Management Development Training programme by Accenture.


In June 2002, he was promoted to Senior Manager (Mechanical) at Kainji Hydro Power Station.


Engr. Lamu elevated to the position of Principal Manager (Turbine) in August 2008. A position he held for a period of just a little above one year before he was transferred to Jebba Hydro Electric PLC to take on the position of Assistant General Manager (Maintenance) in October 2009. In August 2011, Engr. Lamu was appointed MD/CEO of Jebba Hydro Electric PLC, a position he held till the completion of privatizing the Electricity sector. The Board of Directors of Mainstream Energy Solutions Ltd, the successor company that acquired assets of Kainji and Jebba Hydro Electric PLC appointed him as the MD/CEO of Mainstream Energy Solutions Ltd in October 2013. A position being held to date.


Engr. Lamu holds various Professional Qualifications such as:
Ø Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE)
Ø Member, Council for the Regulation of Engineer in Nigeria (COREN)
Ø Member, Nigerian Institute of Engineering Management (NIEM)
Ø Member, Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers (NIME)
Ø Member, World Energy Council (WEC)
Ø Member, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN)


In the course of his professional career, he attended a number of trainings and capacity building programme. Some of them include;
Ø Course on Power Plant Management in Accra, Ghana (June 2009)
Ø Course on Theory and Application on Incentive regulation (May 2011).
Ø Maintenance Training on Vibration and Balancing of large Composite Turbine and Compressor Shaft.
Ø Course in AVIRA Program by INSEAD Business School, Singapore (September 2014)
Ø High Performance Leadership Programme, Oxford (November 2016)


To honor his achievements, he was awarded the following;
Ø Fellow, Institute for Government Research Leadership Technology
Ø Fellow Institute of Credit Administration
Ø Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa from Common Wealth University

Executive Director

Siraj Abdullahi studied Law at the University of Sokoto. He proceeded to the Nigeria Law School and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 1987. Siraj also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Sciences and Masters Degree in Business Administration from Bayero University in Kano.

Siraj started a career in Banking at Continental Merchant Bank Plc in 1989. He attended many professional courses and Training workshops in credit analysis, Treasury management and Corporate Finance. He moved to Broad Bank of Nigeria as an Assistant Manager, worked for 2 years in the Credit and Marketing Department and was the pioneer Branch Manager of one of the new branches of the Bank opened in Kano during that period.

He moved to Guaranty Trust Bank Plc in 1997. A well trained Banker and experienced credit analyst Siraj worked in the Banking Industry up to 1999 when he was appointed the Special Assistant to the Honorable Minister of Commerce. He worked with the Minister of Commerce traveling extensively with the Minister during those years attending International meetings, seminars and conferences. He represented Nigeria at several Bilateral and Multilateral trade negotiations.

In September 2001 Siraj was appointed Deputy Director in the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria. Together with a New Management Team at the CAC worked tirelessly for the rebirth of a more efficient and customer friendly CAC and the new online company registration for the Commission.

He returned to the Banking Industry and to Guaranty Trust Bank as Divisional Head North West in April 2004. He was responsible for Marketing and General administration in his division. He became General Manager and member of Executive Management in 2008 a position he held until July 2013 when he voluntarily resigned to take up his current job as Executive Director in Mainstream Energy Solutions Ltd, operators of Kainji and Jebba Hydro power plants and strong players in the emerging power sector in Nigeria.