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 Executive Chairman, Anwar Jarmakani, the CEO, Maher Jarmakani as well as distinguished professionals with diverse backgrounds in oil & gas, technology, finance, legal and commercial management.
Founder and Executive Chairman
Anwar Jarmakani is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Jagal. He is also the Chairman and board director of Afrik Delta Marine, Floating Offshore Production, 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.
Maher Jarmakani is the CEO and an executive director of Jagal. He is a board director of Afrik Delta Marine, Floating Offshore Production, Fugro Marine Nigeria, Nigerdock, NigerStar 7 and Sinopec Nigeria. Maher is also the Chairman and a board director of Hello Products, Rack Centre and the Jagal Foundation.
Having worked across various career disciplines including supply chain management, sales, marketing and business development as well as leading successful startups and operations 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.
Professor Olanrewaju A Fagbohun, PhD, SAN
Non-Executive Board Advisor
Olanrewaju Fagbohun is a Professor of Law with experience advising on complex commercial transactions and governance issues relating to environment and social impacts.
Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun is the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University. He has served as consultant and task leader to the Nigerian Government (national and states) and development agencies including the European Commission. His numerous publications have been met with wide acclaim. He received his training at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and the University of Lagos.
Dr. Ayotunde Coker, FIOD
Non-Executive 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, Dr. Ayotunde Coker 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.
Dr. Ayotunde Coker 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.
Managing Director, Jagal Energy
Jorg Kohnert is the Managing Director of Jagal Energy, the oil and gas solutions provider of Jagal. He has over 30 years’ oil and gas experience across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Jorg worked with Royal Dutch Shell for 23 years and served as General Manager for Shell in Nigeria as well as Country Manager and Chairman of the Board for Shell E&P in Cameroon. Subsequently he has held positions as Managing Director Addax Petroleum, Country Manager Glencore Exploration, Chief Operating Oﬃcer of Green Dragon Gas Limited and Levene Group and Managing Director of CEP Petroleum.
Jorg has a MSc Petroleum Engineering and a BSc Engineering from the Technical University Clausthal of Germany. Jorg is a German national who is multi-lingual being fluent in English, French, Dutch and German.
Steve is the CFO of Jagal. He has over 30 years of global, emerging market and multicultural experience in Finance across Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Steve worked with Vodafone Group for 16 years holding various senior roles in Finance serving 7 years at the Group’s headquarters in the UK plus 4 years in India and 5 years in Qatar as CFO. Subsequently he held the position of Group CFO for Axiom Telecom, a leading communications retailer and distributor in the UAE.
Steve is a British national, holds a BSc(Hons) in Civil Engineering and is a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Ololade is the Company Secretary of Jagal. She has over 17 years legal experience, 11 of which are in Corporate Governance/Company Secretarial positions with experience across Nigeria and UK.
Ololade worked with Pinheiro & Co LLP as legal Counsel, DHL UK as Deputy Company Secretary, Vitality Insurance UK as Company Secretary/Legal Advisor and subsequently Grange Education Limited as Company Secretary.
Ololade holds an LLB from Olabisi Onabanjo University and a LLM in Corporate & Commercial Law from the University of London. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, UK Law Society and Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA) UK.