A visionary, analytic, logical and seasoned entrepreneur having broad experience with 20 years leadership and senior management experience in building, leading, driving and motivating passionate and creative teams to achieve disruptive and innovative solutions, corporate goals and objectives.
Ernest is an executive management guru with professional background in information technology from the University of Benin, Benin City. His versatile management prowess combined with foresight has been instrumental in the rapid growth of TABS and ITEX over the past 15 years.
Ernest started his career at Computech in 1998, and was in charge of business development where he interfaced several Africa Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank projects with state governments in Nigeria for a very short period. Ernest has on-ground experience and extensive relationships in Nigeria and South Africa where he led a team that acquired ITEX South Africa in 2005. By 2006, Ernest came back to restart his logistics firm with 2 trucks which has grown into a logistics giant within 10 years.
He attended several prestigious schools including Lagos Business School and Harvard Business Schools to broaden is knowledge in corporate management.
Overseeing TABS’ overall performance;
Tap into his contacts to drive synergies within the finance and supply chain industry;
Responsible for developing and implementing the company’s national strategy, ensuring that operations are managed effectively across the different business segments to deliver best quality service to the customer and maximize profitability;
Delivering well-thought out leadership and strategic expertise, advice and guidance to business units on a variety of commercial topics;
Contract negotiation with local and global clients and creating opportunities to partner with 3rd parties;
Building relationships with the key stake holders and monitoring the communication flow;
Generating insight into future trends and translating into commercial implications for the business.
Patrick UdujeExecutive Director
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Benin. He has more than 15 years’ business experience. He has attended courses in Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He is the Managing Director of Rhys Logistics Ltd.
Rita Orok OkunHead, Administration & Human Resources
Rita is an accomplished management professional offering over 15 years' experience in leading admin and human resources functions within multiple sectors including public sector, healthcare, manufacturing and supply chain.
Rita is a member of the chartered institutes of administration, personnel management and public management as well as a worldwide project management certification from APTECH. She has hands-on experience in supervising and vetting recruitment processing as well as performance management and organizational management. Rita is also fluent in French and Efik languages in addition to English.
Keneth EbotaneHead, Operations
A thorough bred Supply Chain Management practitioner with over 15 years work experience in diverse industries spanning manufacturing and transportation. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the Lagos State University, Ojo. He is an associate member of the Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN) and a Road Safety Special Marshal.
Adeyeni KafidiyaSafety Coordinator
A dexterous HSEQ Expert with over eight years field experience in Occupational Safety & Health Administration. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is also internationally certified from SHEilds U.K (NEBOSH) and OSHA certified; very resourceful with good organization and presentation skills.
A graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology and also trained by Lanre Shittu Motors on the Mack technology. He has attended various workshops and trainings on Mercedes Benz and Mack technology including Electric Transmissions, Basic Hydraulics and Basic Engines courses. He has worked in various multinational companies in Nigeria.
He has over 15 years’ experience in thermo fluids and auto engineering.