Dr Lawrence Ajayi
Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dr Lawrence Ajayi is the Group CEO and Executive Chairman of LAKEL Group, Life Light Energy Lakel Afrik Petroleum,Lakel Services and Jimaj Energy Services. He has a long history of successes in Mining, Oil and Gas sector. He studied Petroleum Engineering at the University of Port-Harcourt, 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 25years of working experience in Mining, Oil and Gas sector.
Mrs Bennita Funmilayo Ajayi
She is the Executive Director of the company, she has a degree in public administration and has engaged in numerous secretarial studies, supervisory and managerial courses and worked as company secretary for over a decade before her appointment as director of the group 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.