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The Initiates Group

Our Team

OUR BOARD
Our Board membership consists of five experts in different economic sectors including Oil & Gas, Finance, Medicine, and Waste Management. The diversity of our new Board is a deliberate act to strengthen it, and ensure vitality in driving the core business principles of the company.

MR JOE O. ANOSIKEH (Chairman)
Mr Anosikeh holds a BSc (Hons) Surveying from University of Lagos, Akoka. He was awarded the best student award in Photogrammetry. Mr Anosikeh is a registered Surveyor, and Fellow of Nigeria Institution of Surveyors. He is an Alumnus of the Lagos Business School and IESE Business School in Spain. He attended several courses and seminars among which are Institute of Directors – Financial Stewardship, Accountability & Leading, Planning Development in Dubai, UAE (Nov 2014), IFRS Executive Briefing/Training (Jan 2013) and Hydro8 Exhibition ( Nov 2008).

Mr Anosike worked with Seismograph Service Ltd, England as Senior Surveyor i/c and was transferred to Seismograph Service Nigeria Limited, Nigeria as Chief Surveyor in 1991. He also worked with Schlumberger: Geco-Prakla Nigeria as Chief Surveyor, Special Projects Co-Ordinator, and Geco-Prakla Holand & Austria as Survey & Special Projects Manager. Mr Anosikeh assumed the position of Chairman/CEO Survicom Services Nigeria Limited PH from 1998 to date.
Mr Anosikeh is currently a member of the Audit Committee of WEMA Bank PLC Lagos, Director Precious Marble & Mining Processing Co. Ltd, Illorin, Member, Audit Committee UAC Properties Development Co PLC Lagos, and Vice Chairman Onima Microfinance Bank, Onicha Ezinihitte, Mbaise. He is the Chairman of Survicom Properties Nigeria Limited, PH.

MR.OSSAI M. REUBEN (Managing Director)
He is a Chartered environmentalist and Waste Manager with over twenty years professional experience. He holds a Master of Engineering Degree in Environmental Engineering and also a Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum and environmental law. He is a professional member of the Chartered Institution of Waste Management United Kingdom, International Solid waste Association (ISWA), Vienna and Nigerian Institute of Architects.
Mr Ossai’s work experience includes design and construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant, Development of various waste management programmes and strategies including regional and solid waste management plans and waste minimization programme for factories. Ossai is the first African to be certified as International Waste Manager by International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and he is the immediate past President of Waste Management Society of Nigeria. He is a member of Hazardous waste and Landfill technical working groups of ISWA.
Mr Ossai has served in many Expert Committees on waste management including National Committee on National Medical Waste Management Plans; NESREA review Committee on Waste Regulations. He is a Contributor to ISWA International Landfill Management and Operational Guidelines and currently lectures waste management at Post graduate level in the Prestigious IPS, University of Port Harcourt.

PROFESSOR EDWARD A. D. ALIKOR (Member)
He holds MBBS degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, MSc Epidemiology from University of London, and he is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Theology.
Prof. Edward Alikor was a member of the Rivers State Hospitals Management Board (1993-1997) and currently, Member of the Board of Management of University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (2013 to date).
He has published over 40 original articles in professional journals and contributed in writing chapters in books; also attended, and presented papers in many, national and international conferences. He was Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association, Rivers State branch (1993-1997); Formerly Locum Consultant Paediatrician, Shell Clinic, Port Harcourt and pioneer Consultant Paediatrician, NLNG Clinic, Nigerian LNG Ltd, Bonny (1999 to 2002).
Prof. Edward Alikor is currently Professor of Paediatrics University of Port Harcourt; Consultant Paediatrician of University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital; Medical Director & CEO Adanta Children Hospital, Port Harcourt. He is a member of several national and international professional associations including Paediatrics Association of Nigeria and American Academy of Paediatricians (AAP). Prof. Alikor is also a Justice of Peace of Rivers State (2007).

CHIEF CHARLES A. OBOH (Member)
He is an experienced, reliable and detail oriented professional in accounting, auditing, internal controls, finance, management and leadership with over 27years experience. He is a graduate of Accountancy of the Federal Polytechnic, Idah. He possesses a Post graduate diploma (P.G.D) in Accounting and Finance from Delta State University, and an MBA in Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He is currently pursuing PhD in Leadership and Organisational change from Walden University USA.
Chief Oboh joined Advanced Security & Technology Services Ltd (ASTS Ltd) a wholly owned subsidiary of Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Co. Limited as Lead Accountant and was promoted to Assistant Finance and latter Accounting Manager. He moved on to Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Co. Ltd as Deputy Finance and Accounting Manager in January 1989. Chief Oboh proceeded to Lehman Brothers INC. (Aurora Loan Services, Inc) Mortgage Capital Division, Gaithersburg, MD, USA as Mortgage Loans Professional (Closing/Funding & Financial Reporting), and then to NTL Institute, Arlington VA, USA as Acting CFO (2008) from where he moved to PAE Government Services Inc, USA (2008 -2014) as Accountant. He is currently a Partner in Umughele Kaghor & Co. (Chartered Accountants & Tax Consultants) (Oct. 2014 to date)
Chief Oboh is an expert in organisational change and leadership and is always at the frontline in championing adaptation to change and enhancing procedural benefits. He is a member of many management, accounting and finance professional bodies in the USA and Nigeria. Among the bodies are: American management Association (AMA, USA); Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Nigeria (CPA, Nigeria); Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA,USA); and National Association of tax professionals (NATP,USA).
Chief Oboh has served as the President of the Isoko Association of greater Washington DC for over 5 years. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Isoko Association of North America. He serves as an Election Judge for the State of Maryland, USA with the Montgomery County Board of Elections. He is also a Regional Director - Africa Business Development operations at Moke Technologies Inc., USA and CEO at Aroward Consulting Ltd.

JOE EBINUM (Member)
Joe Ebinum is a graduate of Aberdeen College of Commerce, and Norwich City College, Norwich (UK) in Accounting, and holds MBA in Financial Management from Lagos State University. He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants-U.K (1982) and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (2007)
Mr Ebinum has attended many professional trainings including, Exploration & Production Accounting (MDT International-London); Auditing in the E&P Industry (MDT International-London); Mastering Negotiating Skills (MDT International-Kuala Lumpur); Petroleum Economics & Decision Making (MDT International -Kuala Lumpur); Petroleum Risks & Decision Analysis (Petro Skills-London); and Developing & Implementing Product Sharing Contracts (MDT International–Aberdeen).
He has worked in various Organisations and as Senior Consultant in Coopers & Lybrand, Lagos (1987-1989); First Finance & Trust Ltd ,Lagos as AGM Finance & Admin (1989-1992); Managing Director of Mars Home Savings & Loans Ltd. (1992-1998); Fymak Marine Services Ltd as the Group General Manager (2000-2004); and Seplat Petroleum Co Dev Ltd as Capital Management & Treasury Manager (2010- January 2015).



OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM


Mr OSSAI, Reuben M. (Managing Director): He is a Chartered Waste Manager and Environmentalist with over 20years professional experience. He holds a MEng Degree in Environmental Engineering. He is a professional member of the Chartered Institution of Waste Management (UK), and International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), Vienna. Ossai is currently the National President of Wastes Management Society of Nigeria and a member of Landfill Technical Working Groups of ISWA.

Mr NWACHUKWU C. Vincent: Plant Manager (TDU): He is a professional Chemical Engineer with over 10years plant operation and maintenance exposure. He has received various waste management and plant engineering trainings from US-EPA (including Haz Material Management); and California EPA (including Toxic Substance Control). He is a member of International Association of Engineers.

Ms Rose Douglas: Manager (Finance): Douglas holds BSc (Accountancy), and MBA. She is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years industry exposure out of which, five years was robust exposure in taxation and financial regulatory matters. Douglas also has good industry experience in cost management and financial auditing.

Mr OGIDI Chris: Manager (Business): Holds a B.Tech degree in Petrochemical Engineering and has wealth of working experience of about 15years cutting across various areas including Project Management, Procurement, and Logistics.

Ms ANUMADU, U. Stella: Manager (QHSE): Anumadu holds MSc degree in Occupational Health and Safety, with over 5years work experience in various aspects of QHSE management in the Oil & Gas Sector. She is NEBOSH certified and an Associate Waste Manager. She is also a certified Environmental Specialist with National Registered Environmental Professionals (NREP, USA).

Mr URRAH, A. Emmanuel: Manager (Maintenance): He is an electromechanical expert, with over 15years Plant operation and maintenance experience within the waste management industry. He holds various Professional Certificates in Technical Operation and HSE, and he is also a Member of the Wastes Management Society of Nigeria.

Mr DJEBAH Preston: Manager (Cleaning & Decontamination): He holds a Degree (B.Tech.) in Petrochemical Engineering and has been involved in industrial cleaning and decontamination with over 7years experience and over 4years specifically in Oil and Gas industry. He has received some local and international training in Industrial Cleaning and Decontamination.