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LEADERSHIP

CAPT. (DR) IDAHOSA WELLS OKUNBO

CHAIRMAN

Captain (Dr.) Idahosa Wells Okunbo was born on the 7th of January, 1958, into the family of the late respected community leader, teacher, disciplinarian and clergyman, Reverend Robert Amos Okunbo.

He attended Government Primary School (Benin City) and Federal Government College (Warri), where in 1975, he wrote and passed the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) in flying colours.

In 1979, he graduated from The Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre (Zaria) as a professional Commercial Pilot. He was just 21 years old at the time. He began his professional career with Aero Contractors Nigeria Ltd. He later joined Intercontinental Airline, where he accumulated most of his flying experience in jet time. He thereafter proceeded on further training at the Acme School of Aeronautics in Dallas (Texas, USA) in 1983, where he obtained his Airline Transport Pilot license. The young Idahosa Okunbo was promoted in the same year to the position of Airline Captain, having accumulated a compulsory 4,500 flying hours to his credit (at the age of 25 years).

Having reached the zenith of his profession at the age of 25, with a broad horizon of experience traversing various aircraft types and flying over different continents, he felt the need to pursue new challenges. It was this singular decision and the desire to engage in new pursuits that led him into the field of business (in which he grew, over the years, to be immensely successful). At the age of 30, he resigned formally as an Airline Captain with Okada Airline, after booking over 7,500 hours of flight time (most of which was jet experience).

Captain (Dr.) Idahosa Wells Okunbo is a man with great foresight and immense capacity in business engineering and management. He is the Executive Chairman of Ocean Marine Solutions Ltd, a company that provides relevant, effective and modern solutions to high-risk security concerns in Nigeria. Among other services, OMS provides Maritime Management and Logistics, Sea Patrol Security, and Ocean Vessel Escorts. As Chairman, Captain Okunbo continues to provide leadership for a host of other successful local and international companies. Principal among them are: CMES-OMS Joint Venture Limited, Wells Hosa Greenhouse Farms, Wells Property Development Company Limited, Gyro Air Limited, Secure Anchorage Area West Africa (SAA), Wells Procurement Services Limited, The Wells Carlton Hotel and Apartments (Abuja), The New London Carlton (London), Wells Entertainment Limited, Westminster Security Solutions Nigeria Limited, and FEVA TV Canada. Captain Okunbo is also on the board, as non-Executive Director, of the following companies: NATCOM NTEL (formerly NITEL), Funds Electronics Transfer Solutions (provider of electronic payment solutions), and Integrated Energy Distribution and Marketing Company Limited (core investor in Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Limited).

In a lavish ceremony in 2016, Captain Okunbo was prestigiously named “Vanguard Businessman of the Year”.
Captain Okunbo has contributed immensely to Youth Awareness, Empowerment and Employment Programs, organized and financed from his resources with a view to uplifting the quality of life of his people as a service to humanity. He has provided jobs for thousands of Nigerians. He has participated in numerous national and international fora as a resource person and has been honoured by various organizations and institutions.

Captain (Dr.) Idahosa Wells Okunbo is an embodiment of fulfilment, characterized by integrity, honesty, hardwork and fair play. He is happily married to his lovely wife, Nosa, and is blessed with amazing children.

ENGR. OLUFEMI OSUNDE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Engr. Olufemi Osunde is the Managing Director at CMES-OMS Joint Venture Limited. He has a handful of satisfactory top managerial experience in the Oil & Gas industry and Power sector in Nigeria traversing through Engineering, Fabrication, Construction, Procurement & Installation, Crude Oil Exploration and Production Process.

Engr. Olufemi Osunde seats on top of the managerial board of several companies including Compact Manifold and Energy Services Ltd, Luda Nigeria Limited to mention but two.

MR. PETER OKUNDAYE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | CFO

Mr. Peter Okundaye is one of our Directors. He attended the University of Houston, and graduated as an Accountant in 1986.

Realizing the importance of Oil & Gas to his native country Nigeria, a leading OPEC producer, he immediately decided to pursue a career in the Oil & Gas industry. In 1987, he started a six-year career that led him to secure a successful managerial tenure at Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation where he was Manager of Budget Pricing & Gas Pipeline Transportation for the Southwest of United States. At Columbia Gas, he was responsible for various gas pipeline rate increase case filings with FERC. At the end of the Columbia Gas tenure, he served on consulting capacity with various major oil & gas companies such as Enron, Tenneco (now El-Paso Energy), and Conoco/Dupont for their proposed downstream gas processing project in Nigeria.

In 1993, after establishing Common Resources Ltd, an offshore entity dedicated to assisting Nigerian Oil & Gas companies source qualified technical and financial partners for their oil concessions, he went into a joint venture with PHIL H. NUGENT, Ltd of Houston to enhance such opportunities in Nigeria. Through the joint venture agreement, Common Resources signed a minimum one year exclusive agreement with Famfa Oil, an indigenous oil company, to source qualified partners for it’s OPL 216 deepwater block. In 1996, on expiration of the Famfa agreement, Famfa signed with Texaco and later discovered the 1 billion-barrel Agbami field.

Since 1996, as he decided to focus on developing and participating in international oil & gas activities with emphasis on Nigeria and West Africa, he in association with three other Nigerians founded Hoslyn Technologies which later developed into Hoslyn Oil & Gas Services, In 1997 Hoslyn participated in the bid and won the contract for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of a 10,000 barrel per day Early Production Facility for the Nigerian Petroleum Development Corp, a subsidiary of NNPC. Under his co-leadership, in 1998, Hoslyn awarded the same contract under a technical partnership agreement to Unifab’s Allen Process for $5.6million. In 1999 and 2000, Hoslyn entered into country specific business alliance with Enron Engineering Construction Corp, (EECC) for the country of Nigeria. The Hoslyn/EECC consortium bid for the $200m ELF/NNPC Floating Storage Offshore (FSO) – (2.3m bbl vessel) and the $310m SHELL/NNPC Forcados-Yokri Offshore production revamp Project in Nigeria but was unsuccessful because of EECC pricing error.

Mr. Okundaye in addition to his ownership of Oases Offshore Nigeria Ltd, the developer of the new generation Oases Jack-Up multipurpose vessel, he is the President and co-owner of PHIL H. NUGENT NIGERIA LTD, an energy development company dedicated to various energy related services and Natural Gas Processing project in Nigeria. Mr. Okundaye maintains high level relationship with the Nigerian ruling hierarchy.

MR. TONY OSAGIE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Tony Osagie is one of our directors at CMES-OMS Joint Venture Limited