Mr. Paul Jegede - Group Chairman


Mr. Paul Jegede is currently the Group Chairman of Japaul Oil and Maritime Services Plc. He holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Ilorin and an MBA from Rivers State University of Science and Technology. He worked as the Financial Controller and later Financial Projects Coordinator with Pelfaco Limited, a company with an asset base of about N1.3billion as at 1991.

He is a Fellow of The Nigerian Institute of Shipping, honourary Fellow of the Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria and a member of the International Who’s who historical society in Washington DC.

Mr. Olusola Oke

Olusola Oke is a businessman with decades of varied corporate and entrepreneurial experience. A graduate of Kwara State College of Technology and CETO Institute of Business with Diplomas from University of the District of Columbia and Howard University.

He worked as a Senior Manager at Ikoyi Hotel from 1983 through 1987 during which time he also worked at Bristol Hotel and Federal Guest House. He moved to Austria in 1988 where he worked for the Hotel and Tourism Institute.

After his stint in Austria, he moved to the United States in 1990, where he started a group of companies: Das Motors LLC, a vehicle dealership in the state of Maryland; A licensed member of Manheim Auto and Heavy Equipment Auctioneers.

Blessing Homes – Baltimore MD, a licensed convalescent center for mentally challenged individuals.

Soniyo International Ltd, a multi-faceted company engaged in the importing and exporting, purchasing and leasing of automobile, Logistics, Oil and Gas industry and heavy equipment, Dealer and representative of machinery and equipment manufacturers.

He is an accomplished businessman, a facilitator extraordinaire!

Honourable Abdulkadir Mamman Nasir

Hon. Abdulkadir Mamman Nasir, was born on the 6th of January, 1965 in Malumfashi, Katsina State.  He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University. He holds a PGDM from Bayero University, Kano. Hon. Abdulkadir Mamman Nasir  is to be appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Japaul Oil & Maritime Services Plc.

He was a Member of the Board of Directors, Katsina State Transport Authority and Member, Board of Directors, Newsprint Manufacturing Company, Akwa Ibom State between 2000 and 2003.

As an outstanding Politician, he was elected Chairman, Malumfashi Local Government in 2004, appointed Chairman, Local Caretaker Committee, Malumfashi Local Government in 2004, elected Member, House of Representatives in 2011, and in 2015, he became the Chairman, All Progressives Congress, Katsina State, a position he occupies till date.

He has to his credit, several awards and certificates in recognition of his dedication and meritorious services. He is an Associate Member, Institute of Treasury Management and Financial Accountants.  

He is married and blessed with children.

Mr. Seyi Oyinlola

Oluwaseyi Oyinlola is a Systems Engineering and Management major graduate from Richmond American International University in London and holds an MSc in International Business Management from the University of Surrey. He also studied Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the prestigious London School of Economics. He has participated in several business and management courses in Nigeria and abroad.

He joined Reliance Trade Corporation, a top commodity-trading outfit in London as a commodity trader, and rose to the position of Head Trader (West Africa). At Reliance, Seyi traded Thai Parboiled Rice, Brazilian sugar, NPK, Urea (fertilizer products), steel, and various commodities all into West Africa with an annual trade portfolio in excess of $5 million. He was also involved in vessel chartering and cargo claims at Reliance.

In 2004 he founded Infinity Foods Investment Limited in Nigeria where he was the Managing Director/CEO until his appointment with Hyra Motors as the Pioneer Managing Director/CEO.

Seyi is a tested salesman, marketer, entrepreneur, and leader. He grew Hyra Motors to be one of the highest-ranking automobile companies in Nigeria within a short period with an annual turnover in excess of N2 Billion. He drove the company into international and local expansion. Here Technologies and Hyra Motors (Ghana) Limited were borne out of this expansion drive. Under his leadership, Hyra Motors won over 10 prestigious awards both at home and abroad. They include and not limited to, BEST NEW COMPANY, BEST NEW BRAND (GEELY), AUTO BRAND OF THE YEAR, and CHINESE BRAND OF THE YEAR. In recognition of his entrepreneurial and managerial skills, he was awarded DISTINGUISHED YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2007 by National Daily, CEO OF THE YEAR 2008(Automobile) at the renowned Nigerian Automobile Awards. He is also a recipient of the prestigious KWAME NKRUMAH LEADERSHIP

AWARD. Seyi was a National Working Committee member of the Nigerian China Business Council under the distinguished chairmanship of the Honorable Minister of Commerce and Industry. He has appeared several times on both local and international television broadcasts and has been named in numerous newspapers as one of the young, dynamic and innovative talents in Nigeria He was profiled in the 2012 Nigerian Auto Market Guide as an OUTSTANDING PERSONALITY in the Nigerian Auto Industry.

Seyi over the years has expanded his horizon and consolidated with interests in several industries such as, real estate, construction, dredging, heavy machinery and equipment, maritime services, oil and gas services, trading and food services in general.

Seyi is a director of Japaul Oil and Maritime Services Plc, BCE Foodservice Equipment Nigeria Limited, Hyra Motors Limited, Hyra Technologies Limited, Hyra Motors (Ghana) Limited, Panat Nigeria Limited, Infinity Foods Investment Limited, Macadams Baking Systems, Macadams Baking Solutions, Brand Logistics Limited, and the Vice Chairman/Founder of The SAO Group (real estate, trading, equipment and machinery, construction and finance). He is a polo player and an active member of the Lagos Polo Club.

He is happily married to OreOluwa and blessed with two children

Onome Okodiya ESQ

Onome Okodiya, Esq. LL.B, BL, and Notary Public. He attended the Bendel state University Ekpoma, and graduated in 1990 with LL.B (HONS), and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991. He joined the law firm of T. J. Onomigbo Okpoko & Co., in 1993 as a solicitor, and in 1997 was elevated to the position of a Partner in the firm. He left the firm to set up Onome Okodiya & Co in 2007.

He has handled several high-profile cases, acquired vast experience in corporate litigation, involving intricate issues of law for various companies and individuals.  He is widely traveled and has attended several International, National Conferences and seminars, and is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Port Harcourt. He was a member of the state enlarged Executive Committee (EXCO) between 2000 and 2002 and is currently a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Port Harcourt Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association.