The centre was launched in 2011 with the aim of building a strong continental advocacy platform for logistics & supply chain with focus on Africa. It is a research based organization aiming to build knowledge & proffer solutions within its core competence and allied areas of influence. The centre is committed to specialized programs in global business, logistics and supply chain management and related fields. Our commitment to quality education is the driving force behind everything we do. It is a network centre for the promotion of studies, and activities that bring members to the cutting edge of business while facilitating useful synergies. The African Centre for Supply Chain is conceived to be the first Institute of its type in Nigeria and to transform rapidly to an international learning centre where Executives and Senior Government officials from both the Public and Private sectors in ECOWAS and indeed the whole African continent shall benefit.
Dr. Madu, an Adjunct Professor of Malaysia University of Science and Technology holds a Doctorate in Business Administration DBA from SMC University Switzerland, was a recipient of the 2014 National Productivity Order of Merit Award NPOM from the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Madu has over 30 years of related working experience with international corporate exposure in international trade, customs and maritime as well as transport and logistics/supply chain management. His experience in training and capacity building cuts across all the industries as has been shown in activities too many to list. He has experience working with international agencies like International Trade Centre in Geneva, The US Commercial Service, USAID, Commonwealth Secretariat and African Development Bank amongst others. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Centre for Logistics and Transport University of Port Harcourt Nigeria.
He is is the CEO of Multimix Group, CEO of BPO Academy Nigeria and Director General of African Centre for Supply Chain. He is a member of The BEST board of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Institute of Export of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Ghana and Certified Institute of Warehousing, Institute of Freight Forwarders of Nigeria and Institute of Logistics Management. A member of the Governing Council of NASME, member of International Association of Trade Training Organisation, President and Fellow of the Association of Outsourcing practitioners of Nigeria etc.
Dr. Obiora Madu is the author of seven books: Exporting - Frequently Asked Questions in Export Value Chain Financing, Agro Commodity Export Guide, Getting Paid in International Trade, Managing Import Logistics, Fundamentals of Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Warehouse & Inventory Management.
Prof. Sumaila a first class geography graduate of University of Ibadan 1981, M.Sc. in Environment and Resources Planning (Transportation) from the University of Jos, Plateau State 1983; and Ph.D Environmental Planning (Transportation) 1989 from the same university. He won many scholarships and distinctions such as: University of Ibadan Prize for Best Student in the Faculty of Social Science in the year 1981; School of Post-Graduate Studies Prize for the Best Student in Environmental and Resources Planning Programme in 1983; Jos-Durham Linkage Agreement Fellowship for PhD Programme in University of Jos, Nigeria and University of Durham, UK (1985-1988). He is a member of the following professional bodies and associations:
Prof. Sumaila is currently a Senior Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer in the University of Jos. He was an acting Director General/Chief Executive of National Institute of Transport Technology, Zaria between August 2009 and March, 2010. He has, to his credit, many academic and professional publications. He also serves as Provost of College of Management Information Technology, American International University of West Africa, Gambia.
Uju is currently the Executive Secretary of the African Centre for Supply Chain.
She has worked in various capacities before finding her roots in the Supply Chain service industry Space, she started her career journey as a receptionist at Simeon and Rose Associates and proceeded to AVE Dental Clinic as a Secretary/Front Desk Officer, she later joined the Citigate Microfinance Bank and worked as a Business Development Executive.
In 2015 she joined the African Centre for Supply Chain as an intern, she was confirmed six months later and became the admin secretary, she rose from that position to an Admin manager and is currently the Executive Secretary of the Centre and a Member of the ACSC National EXCO. Uju is also a member of the International Institute of Export and Import (I.I.E.I).
She has the following academic and professional qualifications, she is a graduate of English Language from the Lagos State University and holds an MBA in Supply Chain Management from the Malaysia University of Science and Technology, she is a Certified International Trade Logistics Specialist from the International Import-Export Institute, Arizona, a certified Customer Care Practitioner from B.P.O Academy, and a Certified Sales, and Marketing executive from resource Intermediary and other certifications not listed here.
She has an astute track- record in sales, marketing, and customer service and is a great manager of corporate events, personnel, and resources
“Uduak is energetic and motivated. He brings to bear his wide knowledge of the shipping industry to tackle the logistics issues and maintain a controlled process for profitability.”
Commits to constant and never-ending improvement with diverse experiences in Free Zone Capacity Management and Operations, Customs Import and Export documentation, Vessel Operations, Warehousing, Distribution, and Inventory/Materials Management - Logistics and Supply Chain processes across diverse Industries.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the Supply Chain Industry. After dedicating a resourceful 13 years of service to Notore Chemical Industries Plc (A Fertilizer Manufacturing Company) in his capacity as Head of Materials, Import, and Export Operations; His progressive big goal is to work at strengthening the value chain inherent in Supply Chain. He currently consults as a Managing Partner to La’Natures Global Resources Ltd, as well as other interests for Export Shipment and Fleet Management.
Distribution and Customer Service Manager in May& Baker Nig PLC.
Ibrahim Olu Obafemi, CITLS, MCILT, mACSC, mIAPHL, holds a BSc ( Ilorin, Nigeria), PD-LSCM ( NITT, Zaria) MBA- SCM(MUST, Malaysia). An astute Logistician with over 14 Years cross functional working experience in Energy (Electricity) distribution, Health, Transport Ops, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
He's a Certified International Trade Logistics Specialist and have acquired a Training Techniques for Trainers/ Facilitators on International Trade Centre (ITC- WTO) on Supply Chain Management, Modular Learning System (MLS- SCM). He's opportuned to have worked and trained by the NMOD/USA-DOD, Walter Reed Program- Nigeria on M&E Reporting Strategy, Logistics Management for HIV/AIDS and Health Commodities (LMHC). He has co-facilitated, promoted and coordinated the certified Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) training provider from business incubation/ Ops launch to a Chartered Certification training Provider.
He is currently coordinating the Transport and Logistics Ops of a DISCO. He is interested in spatial dynamics, Social and Sustainable Development and is happily married.
Kola is an alumnus of Lagos Business School with bias in Ownership Management Program. A diploma holder in Oil & Gas logistics at Westcoast Maritime Institute, Canada 2014. An International Business expert from European Business School-Spain. A Post Graduate Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (NITT)2009. First degree in Library and information Science from Bayero University, Kano Dec., 1995. Delegates to various international business forums. An astute manager of Men, materials, and resources; His drive, knowledge, pedigree with sterling experience and agility has contributed in positioning KSP as a player in the industry both locally and globally.
Kola is the founder/Managing Director KSP Shipping & Logistics Ltd. Among other companies includes KSP Farms Ltd, KSP Global Synergy Ltd, Governing Board Member KICC International School. Kola is a goal getter with focus on great rewards. He is a member of various professional groups listed below: -
David Onaiwu-Ighodaro holds an MBA, (Marketing), from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. He has over 37 years of cumulative working experience spanning Hospitality, Marketing, Commerce, Business Management/ Human Capital Development, Logistics and Supply Chain. David’s core competence in the past 24 years has been in the Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain, Contracts/Project Management, and Commercial arms of the Oil and gas Industry in Nigeria. He spent bulk of these years, at very Senior and Strategic management Levels, in the service of the foremost Operator of the single largest Oil and Gas Free Zone in the world, providing Logistics and Supply Chain services for all International Oil Corporations in Nigeria, that represents a significant percentage of the budget of the Industry.
He was a pivotal part of the Team that transformed the Onne Oil Service Center to a world class Deep Offshore Support Base, that became the world-renowned Oil and Gas Free Zone in the past 15-20years. As a Logistics and Supply Chain human capacity developer, David has trained numerous first level graduates who have become Senior Managers and Top players in diverse spheres in the Logistics, Shipping and Maritime sector of the Oil and Gas, and Allied industries in Nigeria. He has attended several Nigerian Oil and Gas Conferences, as well as several Offshore Technical Conferences in Houston-Texas, covering the Oil and Gas and allied Industries.
David is the Board Chairman and Vision bearer at EL-Sar Services Ltd, a company envisioned to become the leader in Supply Chain, Including Door-to-Door, Logistics Management and Consultancy Services in the Oil and Gas, and allied companies in Nigeria and the globe. David is a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Management, and a Fellow ofnthe African Center for Supply Chain. He was, for several years, a member of the Global Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, (CSCMP), USA, and attended several Conferences and Round Table events. He is currently the General Manager and start up Head Operations at Notore Power and Infrastructure, an arm of Notore Chemical Industry-Developer of the Notore Oil and Gas Free Zone, Notore Industrial City.
Abdulkadir Osori Hajarah Ladidi is a Good team player with the ability to coordinate and motivate other team members; ability to work long hours without supervision; self-motivator; ability to set targets and track milestones towards target; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, willing to learn and to accommodate positive criticisms. Born in Lokoja in 1978, she attained her B.Tech (Quantity Survey) in 2004 with a Second Class Lower at the Federal university of Technology, Minna, Niger State as well as an in MBA Supply Chain and Logistic from Malaysia University of Science and Technology, Malaysia. She is a seasoned professional who has been with the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) since 2008. She has worked in various departments such as procurement, Planning as well as heading the monitoring and evaluation unit in the corporate strategy department. She is currently the head of strategy in the Satellite Broadband and Broadcasting Company (SBBC).
Ever the eager learner and researcher, she went on to participate in numerous trainings and workshops such as Project Management Monitoring and Evaluation. (Rech Management Center London, UK), Strategic Planning & Business process development. (Kuro Communication Ltd), Efficiency and Performance Improvement workshop Centre for Management Development, (Abuja), Building Communications Satellite Capability in Nigeria.(ISPON Institute of software practitioners of Nigeria), Chartered Project Manager (Stage 1&2) (CPM Institute Nigeria. And also with a fellow, Chartered Institute of Information and Strategic Management, Senior Research Follow, Institute for Commerce Research and Enterprises Development and Full Member, African Center for Supply Chain amongst others.
Salisu Musa was born on 5 September 1980 and hails from Gusau in Zamfara state. He is a graduate of Procurement and supply chain management from Kaduna State University and holds MSc in Operations and Supply chain management from Charisma University.
He is a logistics officer with the Nigerian Navy and currently staff officer 2 Petroleum Oil and Lubricant at Naval Headquarters Abuja. He has held various appointments in the Navy which includes College logistics officer at Nigerian Naval College Onne PH and Staff Officer 3 at Port Harcourt Logistics Depot.
The officer is a member of various professional bodies a few on the list include Member, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Member Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management Nigeria.
Members Prestigious African Centre for Supply Chain.
His hobbies include traveling, reading, and playing football.
My name is Adebayo Babatunde Matthias, and I am an I.T. advocate and seasoned professional with a passion for the supply chain industry. A graduate of computer science from the prestigious Federal University of Technology Akure, PGD from Nigeria Institute of transport technology, and several other certifications in the Supply Chain Industry, and have over 10 years of experience. As a co-founder and CTO of Pro Drivers Africa, I have demonstrated my leadership abilities and expertise in developing innovative solutions.
In addition, I am a member of the African Centre for Supply Chain and served on a committee that planned the launch of the 2021 Nigerian Logistics and Supply Chain Industry report, also, a proud member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) and currently serves as the Director of Professional Development at the Young Catholic Professionals Isolo chapter. I also hold the position of Director of Programs at Young Professionals in Logistics, where I contribute my skills and knowledge to help shape the future of the industry.
My experience, qualifications, and passion for technology and logistics make me an asset to any organization, team, or project
A Polymer-Chemist by training, and now an enthusiast and student of logistics and Supply Chain Mgt with several certifications in the discipline.
A Business Creator Developer Manager (BCDM) Entrepreneur with interests in Education, Hospitality and Tourism, Agribusiness (livestock, and Agro-processing), Sports-Business, and Logistics Services.
A Faculty Member of MULTIMIX ACADEMY, and a certified Trainer of the Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding of Nigeria (CRFFN).
Reginald is a consummate Supply Chain Management executive and Certified International Trade Logistics specialist with over 32 years of local and international exposure in the financial, telecommunications, energy, and agriculture sectors.
He has developed world-class proficiency in agriculture commodities trading, procurement, supply chain management, sales operations, strategy development, finance operations, and commercial and investment banking. With a proven capability to lead successful teams and develop superior operations excellence, Reginald is an active collaborator adept at institutionalizing innovation and ensuring profitability in diverse and uncertain environments.
Reginald holds an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Malaysia University of Science & Technology, Post Graduate Certificate in Management from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, Masters in Banking & Finance (MBF) from Bayero University, Kano, Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Sciences from ESUT Business School, Lagos and B.Sc. (Honours) in Mathematics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has also acquired various professional certifications, including Lean Six-Sigma Green-Belt Training, Supply Chain Management Training from Cranfield University, United Kingdom, Strategic Decision Analysis and Enterprise Management Training from Stanford University, United States, LEAP Leadership Training by Ken Blanchard Organization.
Reginald is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Agro Commodities Trading Company PLC, a company involved in the development of an automated trading floor for the exchange of various commodities in the agriculture sector.
Before now, Reginald handled Executive/Senior Management roles at Nestoil Group, MTN Communications Limited, Savannah Bank of Nigeria PLC, United Bank of Africa and NAL Merchant Bank. He has current memberships in the following professional associations;
In his free time, Reginald plays golf as well as key roles in various community development initiatives aimed at grassroots community development, a passion that has led him to actively participate in some not-for-profit organizations involved in leadership/capacity development for less privileged and challenged members of society.
Reginald is happily married with children and enjoys spending quality time with his family.
MRS. EKEH, CONSTANCE AWELECHUKWU is an all-around practitioner in logistics, import/export, shipping, and general maritime logistics with a knack for professional expertise. With array of higher degree certifications in various fields, Mrs. Ekeh has worked across two companies in the country including a government parastatal, stamping her professional marks in the structures therein. Her justification for movements is usually to satisfy the yearning for more serious challenges and betterment of self.
After a year stint in an Insurance institution (Niger Insurance) that laid the foundation for probity and accountability, Mrs. Ekeh moved up to garner practical field experience in the Oil and Gas Logistics Sector. She joined Oil and Gas Free Zones in 2001 as a Marketing Officer her major responsibility was attending to the inquiries of prospective clients to the FZ and manning the organization’s booth during exhibitions and conferences. After about two years in the Marketing department there was a need to recover the organization’s debts from their clients she was immediately posted to credit control units while there she brought sanity to the credit unit by introducing some key performance indicators (KPI) that made debt recovery jump from N2million to N4million within 3 months. While in the credit control unit she was also responsible for the collection of Free Zone License fees annually.
She later was transferred to Invoicing unit as the pioneer staff when her organization took full control of the unit Functions from its consultant (DMS Nig. Ltd.). Mrs. Ekeh worked in this unit for seven years making sure that no revenue was lost ensuring that all transactions were billed accordingly.
She briefly worked as head of Budget unit of Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority where she collates and compile the annually budget proposal from all the organization departments for onward submission to the head of Finance department. Mrs. Ekeh also accompanied her management in budget defense in Trade and Investment ministry and National Assemble respectively.
After about two years she was moved to head the Onne Port Operations as the first female to function in that capacity, a position she occupy till date.
She has re-engineered the port operations of Onne Free Zone in a great and positive way indeed by introducing one of the indices of logistics and supply chain management i.e. TAT (turn – around – time). This now measures how long it takes to transfer the FZ client’s goods from quayside or Airport to the respective clients’ stacking areas with the FZ and in addition it measures the performance of our Operations Officers. She has effectively shortened the TAT and is now making more profit for the organization.
As Assistant General Manager of Operations and Logistics in Onne Free Zone, Mrs. Ekeh performed some ad-hoc jobs worthy of mention. She coordinated the logistics of Chevron and Hamilton chartered flights at the Port Harcourt International Airport. The above mentioned involved Airfreight, clearing and transportation of the Cargoes from PH International Airport to Onne Free Zone. All were done on record time, with all safety measures in place and without damage on the cargoes.
Stephen Chomo is a seasoned supply chain expert with over 20 years of experience in customer service, marketing, logistics, and warehouse management operations.
Stephen started his career in UAC of Nigeria Plc as a Brand Assistant in the year 2000 in Grand Cereals’ Ltd, Jos, Plateau State. He was transferred to MDS Logistics Ltd/Imperial Logistics in 2004. While in MDS Logistics Ltd/Imperial Logistics, he has held many positions including Customer Service Manager, Makurdi Distribution Center (DC), Customer Service Manager, Kaduna Distribution Center, Regional Manager North-North, Regional Manager North-Central, Business Operations Manager and General Manager Warehousing and Depot Operations.
Stephen is a graduate of Economics from the University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, and holds an MBA from Bayero University, Kano (BUK).
Stephen Chomo is a Certified Warehouse Manager, an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN) and National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) as well as a fellow of the African Centre for Supply Chain.
Stephen loves watching football, playing table tennis, and swimming. He is married and blessed with children.
Over 30 years of professional experience
Stephen Oluwasanmi ADELORO is a versatile operational management expert with over twenty-two years of experience in accounting and end-to-end supply chain management. He possesses strong hands-on experience in cost optimization and sustainable business continuity model designing. His expertise in implementing global strategies in connecting economies spans various industries, including manufacturing multinationals, fleet management, marine in oil and gas environments, and in agro-allied companies.
His wealth of experience in treasury and financing, contract management, scenario-based material, and resource management, and outsourcing of non-core activities, within local and international environments, positions him as a global thinker with strong hands-on experience in financial services. He is a member of the Africa Resource Center (ARC) expert pool which focuses on supply chain excellence in the health sector.
He is an expert in the creation of regional integration, route-to-market, and borderless value stream mapping for agro-allied inputs and finished goods logistics flows, with projects completed for existing start-ups in Africa. Also worthy of mention is his foot imprint in the construction of agricultural infrastructures and the creation of agricultural value chains within the local and international space.
He is a force to reckon with when it comes to supply pipeline creation for oil and gas chemicals and machinery sourcing, with strong intercontinental networks.
In my current role as a Supply Chain and Operations Consultant for start-ups, agro-allied, raw materials, chemicals, marine, and oil and gas, as well as an Agritech Consultant for Nigeria and West Africa, I am strategically partnering with equipment manufacturers in the Americas and raw materials and fertilizer producers to improve farm produce and transform it into exportable volume and quality. I am also partnering with regional international organizations with a focus on food security in Africa, such as WAFA/AFAP, to expand to the regional market by establishing service hubs in West Africa and other regions in Africa.
As the former Group Head of Supply Chain Management at C & I LEASING PLC, he championed a complex, world-class complex, and integrated supply chain structure as a skillful designer linking Nigeria operations – onshore and offshore (Marine) with other West African operations
As a Country Supply Chain Management Consultant for International Supply Chain Management Services, he facilitated a strategic operating model for AJ Sacket in Africa to build fertilizer blending plants in Nigeria and other West African countries.
Overall, as a thoroughbred professional, his experience, expertise, and strategic thinking make him a valuable asset in any organization seeking to optimize general operations management, expand into regional markets, and create sustainable business continuity models.
Dr. Ogochukwu Ugboma is a Senior Lecturer and the Head of the Department of Transport Management and Operations, at Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria. Ogochukwu is an astute researcher and professional in Logistics and Transport with a passion for imparting knowledge.
Her research interests are in supply chain management, urban mobility, data analytics, and maritime transportation. She has developed a strong work ethic over the years in training and capacity building, with a commitment to excellence, team effectiveness, and the ability to multitask. Dr. Ogochukwu Ugboma has established rapport, trust, and mentorship with her students and people from diverse backgrounds. She possesses strong speech and presentation clarity.
She is a Fellow of the African Center of Supply Chain, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and many other professional bodies. She is on the board of some logistics companies and institutes and has participated in various transport, logistics, and supply chain projects. She is a widely published researcher.
To be a world class research, learning and advocacy platform for the promotion of knowledge and excellence in the practice of logistics and Supply Chain Management in Africa.