Our Leadership

While Jagal is a major conglomerate holding with multinational standards of operations, it retains its core Family values at the centre of the organisation, encouraged and supported by the Jarmakani Family. The Jagal Leadership includes the Founder and Group Executive Chairman, Anwar Jarmakani, the Group CEO, Maher Jarmakani as well as distinguished professionals with diverse backgrounds in oil & gas, technology, finance, legal and commercial management.

Anwar jarmakani
Anwar Jarmakani

Founder and Group Executive Chairman

Anwar Jarmakani is the Founder and Group Executive Chairman of Jagal. He is also the Chairman and a board director of Afrik Delta Marine, Fred Olsen (WA), Fugro Marine Nigeria, Nigerdock, NigerStar 7 and Sinopec Nigeria.

Over the past 50 years, Anwar Jarmakani has established an unblemished reputation for relentless ambition, vision, leadership and integrity. He is a self-made industrial entrepreneur who came to Nigeria in 1963 and is a naturalized Nigerian. He is part of a generation of private sector pioneers who arrived during the period of independence and contributed to the economic development of the Country.

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Maher Jarmakani

Group CEO

Maher Jarmakani is the Group CEO and an executive director of Jagal. He is also a board director of Afrik Delta Marine, Fred Olsen (WA), Fugro Marine Nigeria, Hello Products, Jagal Foundation, Nigerdock, NigerStar 7, Rack Centre, Sinopec Nigeria and Snake Island Integrated Free Zone.

Having worked across various career disciplines including supply chain management, sales, marketing and business development as well as leading successful startups in the oil and gas, technology and construction sectors, he is a seasoned business executive and strategic investor.

Maher Jarmakani is a naturalised Nigerian citizen. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Management from the European Business School in London with executive education from Harvard and London Business Schools.

Ayotunde Coker
Dr. Ayotunde Coker (FIOD)

Board Advisor

Dr. Ayotunde Coker has over 30 years’ international experience across Europe, USA, Asia and Africa. His distinguished career of 28 years includes roles as Management Consultant Cap Gemini UK, Director Egg Bank, the first European Internet Bank, Global Applications Director BP, Chief Technology Officer UK Criminal Justice and IT Director, Ministry of Justice.

In Nigeria, he previously was Group CIO of Access Bank and MD/CEO of Emerging Markets Payments, West Africa. He currently serves as MD/CEO of Rack Centre, a leading data centre in Africa with global recognition and numerous international awards. He is also the Secretary General of the Africa Data Centre Association.

He has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Wales, is an award-winning post graduate alumnus of Cranfield Institute of Technology UK, Fellow Institute of Directors (UK), Fellow British Computer Society, Honorary Senior Member Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He holds a PhD (Honoris Causa) by ESCAE University, Republic of Benin. He was born in Nigeria, went to school in Lagos, and university in the UK.