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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Eastern Bulkcem Co. Ltd is a Nigerian privately owned Limited Liability Company. Members of the Board of Directors are responsible for the top level policy decision of the company. They include the following:

1. REV. CAPT. (DR.) I. A. HAASTRUP
2. NZE (DR.) C. O. MADUAKO, JP, MFR, KSM
3. MRS C. A. OKOLO
4. CHIEF FUNSHO B. AGORO
5. CHIEF, SIR (DR.) J. U. OBIDEGWU
6. MR. GABRIEL HAASTRUP
7. MR. ADESINA AMAO
8. MR. CHIMEZIE OJIABO

 
     
     
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REV. CAPT. (DR.) I. A. HAASTRUP (DIRECTOR) Haastrup
 

Rev. Israel Ademola Haastrup is a retired Merchant Navy Captain and an avowed Evangelist, a Preacher of very high pedigree, and a successful industrialist. He is one of the founding fathers of Eastern Bulkcem Co. Ltd and a pioneer Director from inception.

He was born into a royal family in Ijeshaland Ilesha, Osun State in March 1933. Capt. Haastrup attended Emmanuel Primary School, Ado-Ekiti (1943-1948); Immade College, Owo (1949-1955); Liverpool School of Navigation and Nautical Studies; and the University of Southothorn (1962-1966) where he graduated with various educational qualifications including a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Philosophy (Honoris Causa) of the University of Tampa, USA.

 

A man who can best be described as a Captain of Industries and Business Magnate, he has worked in different outstanding organizations such as the Nigerian Railway Corporation, the Nigerian Ports Authority, Elder-Dempster Line, Black Star Line of Ghana, and National Shipping Line. He established Haastrup Line (W.A.) Ltd in 1970 and a host of other Companies.

A devout Christian, Rev. Haastrup is a Superior Evangelist with the Celestial Church of Christ, Nigeria; and the DOYEN of the Celestial Church of Christ, Worldwide. He is Patron to the Nigerian Union of Journalism (NUJ),Osun State. He is very successful in Industry, Shipping, Hotels, Communication, Airline, Real Estate and Farming. Rev. Haastrup loves table tennis, reading, travelling and football. He is married with children.

 
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NZE (DR.) C.O. MADUAKO, JP, MFR, KSM (DIRECTOR)
 

Nze Clement Maduako is one of the founding fathers of Eastern Bulkcem Co. Ltd. An indigene of Urualla in Imo State, he has been on the Board of the company right from inception. Born on 26th September, 1930, he obtained his Cambridge Certificate in 1949.

A prominent Business entrepreneur and industrialist, Nze Maduako sits on the Board of several other organisations. He is the Director of Binez Hotels Ltd, Aba; and member Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank Plc and Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Co. PLC. He was a former National Chairman of the Nigerian Chambers of Commerce. Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA); member Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Committee (PPPRC) and United States/Nigeria Development Institute.

 

Nze Maduako has received several honourary awards and certificates of excellence in various fields. He has a Doctorate degree (PhD) in Business Administration (Honoris Causa) and a Merit Award Certificate on National Productivity. He is a Justice of Peace (JP), and Member of the Order of Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR). He is also a knight of the Order of St. Mulumba of the Catholic Faith.
He loves reading, tennis and football. He is married with children.

 

 
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CHIEF FUNSHO B. AGORO (DIRECTOR)
 

Chief Funsho B. Agoro is a Director of EBC Ltd and a Shareholder of the company from inception. Born on November 14, 1919, he attended the Baptist Academy, Lagos where he obtained the Cambridge Certificate. He has several educational and professional trainings overseas and has a Diploma in Business Administration.

Vastly travelled and experienced, Chief Agoro was appointed Deputy Chief Traffic Commercial Manager of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Quarters, Lagos. He was later promoted Manager of Eastern Ports and retired in 1979 as a Ports Manager. He is Chairman and Director of several successful companies in Nigeria and overseas. He has travelled widely and exhibits a high degree of experience, benevolence, statesmanship and philanthropy. Chief Agoro is married with children. He loves athletics, travelling and reading.

 

 

 

 
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CHIEF, SIR (DR.) J. U. OBIDEGWU (DIRECTOR)
 

A Director of Eastern Bulkcem Co. Ltd, Chief Obidiegwu has been a pioneer Shareholder of the company. He was born in Obodoukwu in Imo State in 1929 and attended St. Charles Teacher Training College, Onitsha. In 1946 and 1951, he passed the Teachers Grade 2 Certificate, and Senior Teachers Certificate respectively; and went further to obtain a Bachelors of Science Degree (B.Sc) in Economics from the London University as external student under private studies. He was conferred with Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) in Law (LLD) by Imo State University in 2006.

Dr Obidiegwu is widely endowed with volumes of diverse experience and records of successful achievements in both public and private sector. He is a renowned Teacher, Principal, Administrator, Head of Service and a Permanent Secretary. He was Chairman and Director of several Governmental Committees and Boards including Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council of the Imo State University in 1979.

 

An astute Business man, Investor, Author, Philanthropist and Patron of many proletarian Organisations, he also runs a charity outfit. He is an ardent catholic and a Knight of the Order of St. Sylvester (KSS). He was also a founding father of the Order of the Knight of St. John in Nigeria (KSJ). In November 28, 2008, he was honoured by All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPS) for the advancement of educational development; and was also presented with the prestigious 'OLU OMA' honours Award by Indigbo International Magazine.

Chief Obidiegwu is a widely travelled and exposed society man, a role model, very generous and an unassuming statesman. He is married with children.

 

 
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MRS C. A. OKOLO -EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (ADMINISTRATION) - EDA
 

Mrs. Cynthia Adaora Okolo is the Executive Director - Administration of Eastern Bulkcem Co. Ltd. She was born in Enugu on 26th June, 1957. She attended Parents Teachers Association, Nkalagu; University Primary School, Cape Coast, Ghana; Chapel Hill Preparatory School, Takoradi, Ghana; Holy Child Secondary School, Cape Coast, Ghana; Carletan University, Ontario, Canada; and University of Ottawa, Canada. She posses Bachelors degree (B.A.) in Law/Sociology and B.A. Hons. in Public Administration and completed the mandatory National Youths Service in 1982.

 

A very distinguished and articulate administrator, Mrs Okolo has maintained an impeccable record of managerial expertise garnering several years of working experience in top management positions from both the Public and Private Sectors including the Federal Civil Service where she was employed as an Administrative Officer. She was promoted to the position of Chief Administrative Officer and retired voluntarily from the Service in 2007. Mrs Okolo is a member of EBC Board of Directors and assumed duty as the Executive Director - Administration in 2008.

Mrs Okolo is a Christian and an active member of the Mothers Union and Women's Guild of Our Saviours Church, Lagos, where she held the position of the Secretary for three years. Her hobbies includes - singing, reading, travelling and dancing. She is married with children.

 

 
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MR. GABRIEL K. A. HAASTRUP- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (FINANCE) - EDF
 

Mr Gabriel Adeniran Haastrup is the Executive Director - Finance, of Eastern Bulkcem Co. Ltd. Born on 12th February, 1978, into a Royal family in Ijeshaland, Ilesha, Osun State, he attended Rossall School, Lancashire, England, Blackpool & Fylde College, and Middlesex University, UK where he oobtained the GCSE, A' Levels, Higher National Diploma (HND) in Hotel and Catering Management, and Bachelors of Science degree (BSc) in Hospitality Management. He was a major in Arts at the Cyprus College, USA.

 

He has good working experience from some establishments from both the public and private sectors in Nigeria and overseas and served in various capacities. He did his industrial training at Glen Eagles Hotels, Scotland and served as the Real Estate Manager of Luli Estates, USA. He was the Director of Human Resources at Spaceworld International Airlines Ltd, Port Harcourt and a member of EBC Board of Directors where he assumed duty as the Executive Director - Finance, in 2008. He is also a Director of Haastrup Group of Companies.

Quite compassionate and modest, Mr Haastrup is a Christian. He loves cricket, fitness, golf. photography and reading.

 

 
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BARRISTER ADESINA AMAO (DIRECTOR)
 

Mr Adesina Amao is a Director of Eastern Bulkcem Co. Ltd. Born in September 11, 1962, he is an indigene of Ede in Ede Local Government Area of Osun State of Nigeria.

He attended the Seventh Day Adventist Grammar School, Ede; Local Government Teachers Training College, Iyana-Offa, Ibadan in Oyo State, and the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) where he obtained the TC 11 and LL.B (Hons). He later attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos between 1985 - 1986, and qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Mr Adesina has over 22 years cognate experience in general Law Practice with speciality in Company/Commercial Law.

 

A quintessential and an outstanding professional Mr Amao is the Managing Partner of Adesina Amao & Co.(Law Firm); Chairman - Soulstrenght Nigeria Ltd (Building Contractors); Chairman - Rebeka Farms and Fisheries Ltd; and Legal Consultants to Haastrup Group of Companies.

An ordained Pastor of Christ Mission Church, he holds a Diploma in Applied Theology from the Foundation Faith Bible School, Port Harcourt. In 2005, he was also conferred with a Doctorate Degree (PhD) Honoris causa in Christian Studies by Global University of Theology, Albany, Oregon, US.A. Dr. Amao is married with children. He loves travelling, Bible reading and teaching.

 

 

 
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BARRISTER CHIMEZIE WILLIAMS OJIABO (DIRECTOR)
 

Mr. Chimezie Williams Ojiabo is one of the Directors of Eastern Bulkcem Co. Ltd. He is from Imo State of Nigeria. He attended Ngwa High School, Aba, Federal School of Arts and Science, Aba, and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife where he obtained the School Certificate, Higher School Certificate and Bachelors of Law Degree (Second Class Honours, Upper Division). He also attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria with second class upper. He also has a Masters Degree in Law (LLM) from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.

 

Highly talented and resourceful, Mr Ojiabo is the Managing Solicitor of Chimezie Ojiabo & Associates. He was a Principal Solicitor with Okosisi Ezeanyika & Co., Aba, and a Pupil Solicitor with Dr Olwole Aje & Co., Ilorin. Currently, he is a Director of Binez Hotels Ltd, Aba, and Director - Binez Bottling and Health Products Co. Ltd, Aba. He is also a Director of Imo Hotels Ltd, Owerri, and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). He has attended several professional courses, seminars and workshops within the country and overseas.

A devout Christian, Mr Ojiabo loves reading, travelling and monitoring current affairs.

 

 

 
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