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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Babangida Inuwa holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science and Administration from University of Maiduguri in 1986. He joined the services of Department of State Services (SSS) upon completion of his NYSC in 1987. An experienced intelligence operative that he was had attended several professional courses and training workshops while in service before his voluntary withdrawal of his services from DSS in order to pursue his personal dreams in April 1997.
Apart from being the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TELEMAX Engineering Services Ltd (ICT Hub operators a company initiated by the Kaduna State Government), he is equally a Chairman of many Companies and a sitting Director on so many other Boards amongst which are; Executive Director Conexel Nigeria Limited Director and later Managing Director of I-net Global Services Limited. Director Power Hub Energy, an Oil & Gas company (Upstream) Founder, Chairman/ CEO of X2 Nigeria Limited which services include Real Estate & Properties, Telecoms, Consultancy, Textiles and Project Management, Chairman/ CEO Salbag Ventures Limited. Director Safomar S/A Nigeria Limited (an AviationTechnical & Consultancy Services Company). Chairman Vineton & Vinetress Energy Ltd, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbines, which transform heat into electricity and thermal power from renewable sources (biomass, geothermal, solar) or from waste heat created by industrial processes, engines or gas turbines. Chairman Dornier Aviation Nigeria (Hajj Airlift Committee) a position he is holding since February 2015.
Suleiman holds a master’s degree in Communications Management (MCM) from Bucks University in the United Kingdom. This is in addition to his combined honours degree, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information Technology in Business Administration from the American Intercontinental University in London, United Kingdom.
His strength of vision and relentless entrepreneurial zeal made him to play a significant role in the founding of Equatel Telecommunications Limited, and invariably earned him a seat on the Board. Suleiman is also a member of the boards of the following organisations: Sani Bello Foundation, Dornier Aviation Nigeria AIEP, Unifone Telecommunications Limited, and Allstream Energy Solutions Limited. He is the President and CEO of Sublime Oil and Gas.
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
Mr. Okhai-Akhigbe is currently the Managing Director of Anchorage Holdings Ltd, a private indigenous principal investment company. He also serves as a director at KnightHood Properties Ltd., an indigenous real estate and asset management company and a director at Kawai Technologies Ltd., an indigenous engineering, logistics and procurement company.
He started his career as a buyer for PZ Industries in Manchester, England from 1991- 1992. In 1993, he joined Vitol S.A London as a Project analyst. Subsequently, he joined Logos Trading UK in 1995 as a trader for two years then later joined Masefield Limited UK as president for African regions, where he controlled all the company’s trading activities within the continent for five years. Mr. Edward Edozien is the Chief Executive Officer of Setana Energy (Nigeria) Limited. He is responsible for formulating and developing the company’s business chart and overall policies. He is also the MD of Setana Oil (UK) Limited
Vincent Gueneau is a trained Mechanical Engineer turned Entrepreneur and Venture Capital & Private Equity Investor with over 20 years’ experience in the Energy Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, notably in Nigeria.
He started his career in the French Power Group ALSTOM before becoming an Entrepreneur in the Oil Service Industry and an Investment Banker for RENAISSANCE CAPITAL. He started Venture Capital & Private Equity Group, KAPPAFRIK, based in Mauritius and dedicated to investing in Sub-Saharan Africa's Energy Sector. He has been a party to multiple Private Equity transactions.
He is currently serving on the Board of over a dozen companies in Africa. He previously had served for 5 years on the Board of the French-Nigerian Chamber of Commerce and for 3 years as an Economic Advisor to the French Ministry of Finance & Industry ( “CCE” Nigeria Section, by appointment of the Prime Minister )
He worked as the Project Manager at McNair Nig. Ltd. from 1998-2004 and also provided intelligent campus wide D.C. Power to Agip operational HQ in Port harcourt and a range of ICT and power distribution services to NLNG- 1999/2004.Over the course of the appointment, he actively worked on the Electrical Power Generation/Distribution for Shell in Port Harcourt from 1999-2001.
Mr. Jibowu is the CEO of Wellfield Pyrodynamics Nig. Ltd. and Conexel Nig. Ltd. and oversees various projects ranging from optical fiber installation, quality assurance, fiber optic cable testing, cell site build audit and hold point testing, microwave installation and network roll out planning. Was turnaround project manager to MEGATECH networks Kano 2005-2006.
The board of directors of Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited comprises highly skilled personnel with experience from various industries: