His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, The Ooni of Ife
Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi is the Founder and Chairman of Gran Imperio Group, the holding company of Real Estate and Construction, Manufacturing, Facilities Management, Leisure and Tourism companies in Nigeria.
He has been involved in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) locally and abroad for over 13 years and also actively involved in the development of over 2,500 housing units with various consortia of developers/promoters over the last 9 years in Nigeria. He facilitated strong trade relationship through Association for International Business (AIB) with presence in over 200 member countries across the globe which he set up in Nigeria. One of the key achievements of this body is the trade facilitation between the United Arab Emirates (Jebel Ali free Trade Zone development) and Federal Government of Nigeria through Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC). He was involved in the facilitation and development of Sparkwest Steel Galvanizing Plant (the only Steel Galvanizing Plant in Nigeria), National Iron Ore Mining Company Limited and Jakura Mines resuscitation projects, which has eventually become the major limestone feed stock to Obajana Cement Plant in Kogi State, Nigeria.
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi was involved with trading and marketing of commodities, the main facilitator for Dangote Group’s break into the “up-country supply chain consortium” between 1996 and 1999. He also traded for Dohagro Allied, Global Apex, Olam, Clemco, Stallion Group, Milan Group etc, at about the same period.
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi is a Director, Imperial Homes Mortgage Bank Limited, (formerly GTHomes), a leading National Mortgage Bank and former subsidiary of one of the biggest banks in Africa, GTBank. He is also a Director, FinaTrust Microfinance Bank Limited, one of Nigeria’s foremost Microfinance Banks focusing on SMEs and micro credit facilities. Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi is also the Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
He holds a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from the Polytechnic Ibadan, where he has started cutting his teeth in outstanding entrepreneurship, even as a student. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), an Associate Accounting Technician and a certified member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria. He is also an active member of Global Real Estate Institute (GRI), having participated at different levels.
Taiwo Akintayo PMP (Human Resources)
Taiwo is the Human Resources and Admin manager for the group and currently oversees Corporate Services for the Group. She is Proficient in strategically managing business processes and human resources needed for company growth and development. With a proven track record of being a ‘people person’, Taiwo brings on board excellent emotional intelligence needed in managing human resources and driving business processes.
A highly result driven manager with over a decade experience in the Telecoms, construction and Media/Events industry. Taiwo has worked as customer care consultant at Airtel Nigeria where she delivered exceptional customer service through resolving customer queries, she has also successfully project managed several High Profile event with Elizabeth R events Lagos as a project coordinator. She was among the editorial board of the Urbancode Magazine and still member of the Urban Brand.
Taiwo is passionate about personal growth and development, she holds a B.Sc. from the University of Agriculture Abeokuta, and M.Sc. Agricultural Economics from the prestigious University of Ibadan and presently rounding up her Doctorate degree at the same university. She is a member of the Project Management Institute and also a member Chartered institute of personnel Management Nigeria.
Isaac Etim (Head, Sales Team)
Prior to joining the group, Isaac worked with J.S Realty Co. Limited, where he was part of the team responsible for marketing and selling the different projects in the company’s portfolio including: Beechwood Estate, Farapark Estate, Orange Apartments, Tejuosho Market, Oluwole Market e.t.c. He also worked with Diya Fatimilehin & Co where he managed over 200 properties in Ikeja and its environs. Isaac is an associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and a member of Portfolio & Debt Management Institute of Nigeria. He has a Higher National Diploma in Estate Management from The Polytechnic, Calabar (now Cross River State University)
Adewale Akande (Head, Legal Counsel)
Adewale is a graduate of University of Ilorin, he graduated has a joint best student in the Public Law Department and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK (Nigerian Branch). He obtained an LLM Degree from University of Lagos, Nigeria.
Adewale started his practice in commercial litigation and dispute resolution with the law Firm of Messrs J-K Gadzama & Partners LLP , he later joined A.O.S Practice as an Associate Counsel. He has represented parties as counsel before all superior courts of record in Nigeria and advised clients on legal issues arising from commercial transactions.
His areas of interest are Property Law, Corporate and Commercial Practice, Criminal Law, Company Secretarial, Arbitration, Oil and Gas, and Arbitration.
Adewale is currently the Head, Legal Counsel and Group Company Secretary for Gran Imperio Group of Companies Limited.
He is an active member of Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, and Section on Public Interest Litigation (SPIDEL) E.T.C.
His hobbies include adventure, fishing, reading, football and current affairs.
Project Monitoring Team (PMT) Members
Ajibola Olanrewaju Obasa – Project Manager
Ajibola is a graduate of Adult Education from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transports Management (CILT).
He has worked in various capacities since he joined GIG, as Logistics Manager and Project Manager. Ajibola led the project team that delivered the 1st phase of the Inagbe Grand Resorts project, a first of its kind resort development in Nigeria developed by Gran Imperio Group.
He is currently a member of the three man Project Monitoring Team set to deliver various projects undertaken by the Group, oversees the 2nd phase of construction of Inagbe Grand Resorts and leisure.
Before joining Gran Imperio Group, Ajibola worked with Cortex Ltd (a Real Estate / Construction Company), wearing 2 hats as Logistics Manager and Site Coordinator. Ajibola has also worked in various capacities as a Logistician with a number of companies, which includes: Diavend Logistics, Hakk Team Ltd, Rightman& Tech, Stallion Group, Tak Continental, Julius Berger Nigeria, Hitech Ltd, Saima Ltd, Ogun State Road Maintenance Agency, RCC Quarry, to mention a few .
Ajibola has good team spirit, is proactive and brings his experience to bear in the execution of his role, and ultimately in the achievement of the Group’s strategic goals.
Helen Fadekemi Olu-Anthony
Helen is a graduate of Electrical Electronics Engineering from Ondo State polytechnic Owo, Ondo State. With over 15 years experience on various construction projects Helen boasts of excellent technical knowledge needed to drive the team, Helen started her career with Giftmak Engineering Nigeria Limited as Supervising Engineer and gradually rose to the level of Assistant Project Coordinator.
Helen joined Gran Imperio Group as a Site Engineer and was the project manager for the Ruby Courts Projects Lekki Phase 1, she is currently the Project Manager of Grand Lake Estate and a member of the three man Project Monitoring Team driving projects for Gran Imperio Group.
Helen is a registered member of the Project Management Institute.
Helen is proactive and highly result driven, she brings on board technical experience and project management skills needed for project success.
Adeoye Joseph Olowe
Adeoye holds a postgraduate Diploma in Construction Management from Federal University of Technology Akure and a Higher National Diploma graduate of Quantity Surveying from Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, Osun State. A member of Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and Project Management Institute.
Adeoye is currently the Chairman of the three man Project Monitoring team for Gran Imperio Group, trained as a quantity surveyor, Adeoye is also responsible for Cost advice for all Gran Imperio projects throughout the project life cycle.
With over a decade of experience, Adeoye was part of the team that delivered Jacob Mews Estate Yaba as QS, Ilubirin project Lagos, Pilling works as QS and PM. He in the past worked as Quantity Surveyor with Broad Cost Consult where he managed a multibillion naira Four Star Hotel with good cost saving and enhance high value for money spent. He has been involved in managing several projects both as a Quantity Surveyor and project manager; Domino Cinema, Four Points Sheraton, Farapark , Silverbird Entertainment Centre Abuja , Standalone Cinema Portharcourt, Silverbird Mall to mention a few.
Adeoye is strategically positioned with cost management, budgeting and project management skills needed for Project Success.