Dr Lawrence Ajayi
Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dr Lawrence Ajayi is the CEO and Executive Chairman of LAKEL Group which includes LAKEL AFRIK PETROLEUM,LIFE LIGHT ENERGY AND JIMAJ ENERGY SERVICES . He has a long history of successes in the Nigerian and United Kingdom Oil sector-mining sector.. He studied Petroleum Engineering at the University of Port-Harcourt and, also studied Business Administration (MBA) in London South Bank University. He is also a PhD holder in Ministry and Administration. He is a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner, widely experienced in business start-up and ‘Managing Successful Projects’ and is NEBOSH 3 Certified in Health and Safety. He has over 30 years of working experience in oil and gas industry-Mining Industry . He sits as Group CEO and Executive Chairman of companies in the UK and in Nigeria.. His responsibilities includes making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of the companies. Communicating, on behalf of the companies , and the development of the companies short- and long-term strategy creating and implementing the companies or organizations vision and mission. Evaluating the work of other executive leaders within the company, including principal executive officers and directors, Maintaining awareness of the competitive market landscape, expansion opportunities, industry developments, etc. Ensuring that the company maintains high corporate social responsibility wherever it does business . Assessing risks to the companies and ensuring they are monitored and minimized. Setting strategic goals and making sure they are measurable and describable and getting maximum results on behalf of the companies.
Mrs Bennita Funmilayo Ajayi
Rev (Mrs) Bennita Funmilayo Ajayi, is the Executive Director Finance of the company, she has a degree in public administration and SCQF8 in Scotland,United Kingdom,she started her work life two decades ago as finance and administrative officer with Dangote group in Lagos Nigeria and has engaged in numerous secretarial studies, and financial and senior managerial courses and worked as company secretary in LAKEL Group for over a decade before her appointment as executive director of finance in the company and she currently sits on the board of several other companies both in Nigeria and Overseas.
Chief Project and Programme Officer
Chief Project and Programme with a wide range in experience across various industries, mainly Mining, Oil and Gas but including water treatment and, rail transportation. His main strength is the organisational ability applied to complex projects in challenging commercial and engineering situations. For the past 35 years, he has majored in five main overlapping areas, each role demanding attention to varying degrees on one or more of these areas;
(1) Project Management
(2) Project Services [planning and scheduling]
(3) Risk Management [qualitative and numerical]
(4) Interface Management [both commercial and technical]
(5) PMC (In the Oil and Gas Projects)
Chef Commercial Officer (CCO)
Having held significant P&L responsibility and successfully operated in CEO, Managing Director, Interim, COO, CCO and Non-Executive Director positions, he has vast experience across a range of industrial sectors in engineering and manufacturing such as precision and heavy engineering, automotive, aerospace, defence, valves, energy, power generation, castings and construction. Business Qualifications And Languages MBA - Strathclyde Graduate Business School. B.Sc. Tech. (Hons) in The Science and Technology of Materials - University of Sheffield. Conversational use of French and Spanish.