How We Are Structured
ELROL embraces the Lean Enterprise philosophy as a means of ensuring operational efficiency which translates to cost saving for our Clients. Our core team is divided into three essential structures - Business Development, Support Services and Operations Management. Our field operations are manned by a core internal team and a flexible pool of hand-picked freelancers. The key Directors and Executives of ELROL are:
↓FRANCIS O. ODUKOYA - Chairman, Board of Directors
Born in 1964, he holds an MBA from the University of Calabar. He started his working experience in the Maritime Industry in 1989 to 2001 with the Bureau Veritas Group where he rose to the position of Deputy Liaison Officer. He joined European All Freight in the year 2002 to develop his entrepreneurial minded process as Marketing Manager and rose to become GM, Business Development. He currently manages Professional Shipping & Logistics and Moonstone Resources and is well grounded in corporate governance. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Administration (ACIA), a member of some key Chambers of Commerce as well as FIATA, CRFFN. He is happily married with wonderful children.
↓CHUKWUMA, SILVANUS EMMANUEL - MD/CEO
Chukwuma is the Managing Director/CEO of ELROL INTEGRATED SERVICES LIMITED an indigenous freight forwarding and logistics firm, registered with Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) – the Apex regulatory body for freight forwarding in Nigeria.
Born 30th September, 1969, an indigene of Isuochi in Abia State. Chukwuma is a Professional freight forwarder with decades of working experience. He is a bridge-builder and an astute operations manager. He is vast in freight forwarding practice, shipping and logistics and other customs related issues as a customs broker.
He is committed to the development and advancement of the freight forwarding sector. Began his foray into logistics at NPA as far back as 1998 under a service contract/partnership arrangement with Continental Shipyard Ltd. He later moved to Onne on a procurement and maintenance contract. He later specialized in air and sea operations. As a man who is committed to knowledge acquisition for the development and growth of his business and the industry, He went further to attend the internationally accredited FIATA certificate and International Diploma programme under the auspices of CRFFN and Redeemer University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria.
Chukwuma is a Fellow of the Port and Terminal Academy of Nigeria (POTEMAN). Member, Nigerian Institute of Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers - formerly Institute of Freight Forwarders of Nigeria. Also, honed his skills in Business Counselling at the Canadian Institute of Christian Counselling.
Chukwuma, currently leads a team of go-getters at the company as the MD/CEO. Guv'nor as he is fondly called by friends and Associates is happily married and blessed with children. As part of his hubby, he enjoys reading, good music, and scenic viewing in his leisure. .
↓NWACHUKWU, SUNDAY OKWUMABUA SHADRACH (M.IoD, FCA, MBA, MNIM, CPC, HND) - DIRECTOR
SOS, as he is fondly called, is God-fearing man with proven integrity. He is an Alumnus of London Business School, UK; where he had his Senior Executive Programmes, a distinguished Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA). He is also a Member, the Institute of Directors (M.IoD), Nigeria, a Member, the Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), and an Internationally Certified Professional Counsellor (CPC). He is a 1989 graduate of Accountancy, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Nigeria. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), specialising in Financial Management.
He has over two decades of work experience that cut across different industries in Nigeria, where he held responsible positions and has maintained distinguished professional performance. His leadership and work experience in renowned companies included having been the Head of Finance & Accounts, African Petroleum PLC, General Manager Finance/Group Chief Finance Officer, ARCO Petrochemical Group, Acting Finance Director as well as Head of Internal Controls/Risk Management, Vitamalt PLC, and Group Financial Controller, Lawson Group of Companies.
Currently he seats on the Boards of other companies including Asset Growth Investment Ltd, Dans-Hari Resources Limited, Vista Matrix & Synergy Limited, Silverleaf Africa and Afromedia PLC, where he currently holds the exalted position of the Group Finance Director/CFO.
He brings his wealth of experience in consultancy management, entrepreneurship, strategy management, corporate governance, excellent organizational and analytical skills, financial management, risk management, change management, relationship management, personal clout and network to bear on Elrol business development activities.
He is happily married and is blessed with lovely children.
↓ELDER ANDREW AKINMUSAYO OKUNNUGA (MTP, MCILT, MinsTA, PGD) - DIRECTOR
Elder Okunnuga, is a versatile, suasive administrator and a distinguished professional with a distinct calling in the Aviation Industry. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK (MCILT); a member of Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (MinsTA). He holds a Postgraduate Diploma from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri , Nigeria. He also holds a Master degree in Transport Planning (MTP) from Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos.
He has more than 30 years of experience in Aviation industry. He began his work experience in Nigeria Airways in October 1975 as a Traffic Officer and rose through the rank and file of the organization to become the Assistant General Manager, then General Manager and finally became the Managing Director/CEO Nigerian Airways from December 2002 to January 2004.
Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Focus Frontiers Limited. He also sits on the Board of Forthright Securities and Investments Limited (Member of The Nigeria Stork Exchange).
As a Director on the board of Elrol Integrated Services Ltd, he brings his wealth of experience in logistics management, consultancy management, entrepreneurship, strategic management, corporate governance, excellent organizational and analytical skills and formidable network to bear on Elrol business development activities with special bias in Air freight.
Elder Okunnuga is a great team player with exceptional people skill. His hobbies are soccer, reading and building quality relationships. He is married with children.
↓CHIMA ACHU - DIRECTOR
A Public Administration graduate of Madonna University, he holds a Masters Degree in the same discipline. He is an incisive Public Policy Analyst, Writer and Speaker. He is also a Member Madonna University Governing Board, National President of Madonna University Alumni, Peace Ambassador of Africa First Ladies' Peace Mission and MD/ CEO of Bellanne Group of Companies. He is deeply experienced at Administration, Business Development, Business Advisory, Business Re-engineering, as well as Human Resource Management. He brings his personal clout and contacts to bear on ELROL Business Development activities.
↓ADEMOLA IRINYEMI - DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC PLANNING
A team player and meticulous manager of people and resources. A graduate of Management from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, also holds a Masters degree from Lagos State, University Ojo, in Transport Planning. He is an Author, seasoned trainer, University lecturer and a consultant with bias in Maritime Transport and other Allied areas. Ade, as he is fondly called, is a Fellow of different reputable Professional Institutions in Nigeria, including Chartered Institute of Shipping, Institute of Freight Forwarders of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Shipping, Port and terminal Academy of Nigeria, Freight Forwarders Academy of Nigeria amongst others. He is a Certified FIATA trainer in International Freight Forwarding and supply Chain Management.
With respect to work experience, he has served in both supervisory and managerial capacities in the maritime industry. Worked in John Holt Shipping Services(Credit Controller),THA Group of Companies(Logistics Manager), Nigerian Institute of Shipping(Registrar), Institute of Freight Forwarders of Nigeria(Registrar/Executive Secretary) amongst others.
He is the founder and Coordinator of "Responsible Leadership Platform" and "Training for Reigning Int'l Network", a Faith-based and A non-governmental organisation set-out to raise transformational leaders to make positive impact in the Nigerian environment. He will bring his wealth of experience in consultancy management, Entrepreneurship skills, relationship management and very strong Networking strength to bare on the organisation.
Ade is happily married and blessed with children.
↓CHUKWUMA, OBIAGERI C.O. - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SUPPORT SERVICES
An Associate of both the Chartered Institute of Administration and the Nigerian Institute of Management, Mrs Chukwuma holds a B.Sc (Business Administration) and an M.Sc (Operations and Production Management) obtained at The University of Lagos. She also attended the Nigerian College of Administration, Ijanikin as well as holding Diploma in Computer Operations and Certificate in Desktop Publishing. A highly industrious personality at both academic and business lives, she had proved her mettle working with several companies in several industries, such as Forthright Consult Limited, Jee Vee Catering, Phone Connect Network Limited, Beverly Sam Properties and Impercel Services Limited, before coming home to team up with her husband to pursue his vision for a 'business unusual' logistics service provider called ELROL. An astute problem solver, quick thinker and go-getter, Mrs Chukwuma brings her amiable personality to play in motivating human resource at ELROL to achieve uncommon results.
↓CHARLES ONYEAKU - COMPANY SECRETARY
A founding partner of CHARLES & CHARLES and the head of the firm's litigation, property, energy and natural resources portfolios. He obtained his law degree from the University of Lagos and was admitted into the Nigerian Bar in Y2000. Charles is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, a member of the International Bar Association. He is also a guest TV sports analyst and he is happily married, with children.
↓SUKORE, PETER - HEAD, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
A Veteran of both Public and Private establishments such as The Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC), COTECNA Inspection Company, Rodak Supplies and Services Ltd and Kenking Associates, he is deeply skilled in Problem Solving, Process Management, Report Writing, Documents Management and Inter-Personal Relationships. His knack for problem solving earned him the knick-name 'Engineer' While at COTECNA, Peter attained expertise at Shipment Classification as well as vast knowledge in PROCUREMENT Sourcing and Trade Documentation, an invaluable asset which he currently brings to bear at ELROL. He is also vast in Marketing, Business Development and Safety Management. He attended Bendel State Polytechnic of old (ND) and University of Lagos (BSc Business Administration, Y2005).
↓LAIDE ADEWALE - HEAD, OPERATIONS
One of the few very honest and amiable individual you can hardly find today, he hails from Ila-Orangun in Ede LGA Of Osun State. Laide has been in Logistics Operations since 1987 when he was managing operations at SAHCOL on a contract basis. He also served as Logistics Operations Executive at Taj Vitu Nigeria Ltd (an Indian Outfit) as well as Sunny Stanley Motors. He was actively involved with teams handling huge Bulk-Cargo Operations for Client Companies such as Dangote and Henry Okocha groups. He had his early education (Ordinary Level) at Fatima College, Ikire and Ibadan College and has attended privileged trainings with Nigerian Customs (ASSYCUDA ++ and InterSwitch). As a 'self-made' man, he is both a sharp progressive learner on the job and an 'authority' in Port Operations. Laide enjoys the games of Football, Lawn and Table Tennis and also loves travelling in his leisure time. He is happily married with children.
↓EZE CHUKWUEBUKA GABRIEL - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
A young energetic Biochemistry graduate of Ebonyi State University, he had his internship at Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Analytical Laboratories. Gabriel is a highly disciplined time manager and analytical mind. His problem-solving skills are accentuated by his power user skills in Microsoft Office Suite. He attended Command Day Secondary School, Enugu and loves Swimming, Reading and Travelling.