FROM THE DESK OF THE GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR:

Ever since the inception of our company, we have been driven by the idea of change. We believe that change is the precursor to further development and advancement and UTM Offshore Limited has always strived to find better ways to serve our customers and present them with superior products and services. We believe that change from within the Company helps us perform better and meet demands of these fast-changing times.

Without our dedicated employees this journey that began in 2012 would not have continued. I would like to extend my greatest gratitude to those people for supporting our journey of services with their relentless pursuit for superior performance. Having dominated the field of dredging, marine, offshore support and construction services in Nigeria, we pushed ourselves even further and began to expand our scale of operation to encompass the West African sub-region as well as add other services to our Company, including civil and industrial works. Commitment, dedication, and professionalism have aided us in outshining other companies in this field, and thus becoming the number one choice for dredging and marine support services business.

UTM Offshore Limited parades an array of dynamic and knowledgeable management and staff personnel committed to the conduct of operational business ethics and services either on its own or in association with our partners.

We believe our journey has just begun, as we will continue to strive for better performance.

Julius D. Rone
Managing Director / CEO

THE BOARD AND MANAGEMENT TEAM

The Board of UTM Offshore Limited is determined by highly distinguished professionals in their various field of learning, who have at one point in time been associated with maritime operations, shipping Management and Administrations. The day to day running of the company is in the hands of the management team made up of the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) and experienced management team.

Pharm. Sam Nda-Isaiah –  sam.nda@utmoffshore.com
CHAIRMAN

An alumnus of the University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University) where he attained his degree in Pharmacy. A renaissance man whose pursuit for knowledge led him to attain various degrees and certificates after his graduation, among others, he is an alumnus of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore and the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University, New York. He was appointed by the Kano State government to revive “The Triumph” which was a state-owned newspaper, his contribution and execution further spurred him to establish the “Leadership Group” where he etched his name in history. A serial entrepreneur who transformed the print media industry and made an indelible impact. He chairs Leadership Holdings Ltd, Quantum Assets Ltd, Oakhouse Forte Ltd, Allan Woods Ltd, Free Press Ltd, The Outsource Company Ltd (an international call center), Grayston 77 Limited, PPSG Group, KhromePay Ltd, AllFarms Ltd, Graham Foggs Ltd, Fort Agra Ltd, World Wide Canine Nigeria Ltd, Palm Rock Ltd, Mineral House Ltd, Plural Holdings Ltd, Leadership Wealth Ltd, Robertsham Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa and Leadership House Ltd, the investment company, Abuja Beijing Consensus(ABC). A proud member of the Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) based in Hong Kong. An active member of several international think tanks, and prestigious charities. He is also a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN).

Mr. Julius D. Rone  – julirone@utmoffshore.com
GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

An alumnus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife and the University of Calabar where he attained his Advance Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration respectively. A seasoned administrator with vast experience spanning over a decade in the public sector. He is a member of several professional bodies and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Rone, came on board as Charge De’ Affairs of the UTM Group of companies, viz: Water Petroleum Limited; UTM Dredging Limited; UTM Offshore Limited; UTM Engineering and Construction Limited: UTM Properties Limited; UTM Logistics and Marine Services Limited; MWS Allied Services Limited; SBM Limited; UTM Ghana Limited; UTM-CTK Ghana Limited. A seasoned businessman and a renowned philanthropy, Mr Rone holds membership portfolio in the following professional bodies viz: The Institute of Directors (IoD); American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP); American Management Association (AMA); International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) USA; Association of Associate Executives (AAE) etc. Mr. Rone is married with children.

Mr. Luke Ogechukwukamma Anele: LL.B – LOAnele@utmoffshore.com
DIRECTOR

Mr. Luke Anele is an alumnus of then College of Technology Nekede, Owerri (now Federal Polytechnic) where he obtained his HND Chemical Engineering. He later read Law at the University of Benin, Benin City for his LLB(Hons) degree. He started his working career in NNPC Petrochemical Division in 1985 and his working career spanned through many Departments and Subsidiaries of NNPC. Before his retirement in March 2020, he worked in Production, Commercial/Marketing, Human Resources, Admin Services, Materials Management and Business Development. Mr. Anele attended various Management Development Trainings and Workshops in Nigeria and different parts of the world. A highly motivated self-starter, who has acquired varied competencies in Laboratory Services, Production, Commercial, Legal, Human Resources, Administration, Procurement/Materials Management, Policy Review, Improvement and Implementation in NNPC, supported by my qualifications in Engineering and Law. A good team-player, always open to new knowledge and has propensity for change, exhibits high level of flexibility and mobility, communicates effectively and loves higher challenges. Played key leadership roles in some NNPC sponsored activities. Mr. Anele retired from NNPC as the Managing Director of Nigerian Pipeline and Storage Company Ltd, he is married with children.

Barrister Alec Utieyin-Scott: LL.M, FCILG, FIMC, CMC – autieyinscott@utmoffshore.com
GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL/COMPANY SECRETARY

An alumnus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of Benin. Barrister Alec Utieyin- Scott is the Principal Partner of Alex Scott and Partners. He is a recipient of professional courses encompassing over 10,000 hours of classroom instructions and seminars. A founding member and Executive Director of Lazarus Foundation USA, Canada and Nigeria: A Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC); A Certified Management Consultant (CMC); Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Leadership and Governance, USA (FCILG); He also attended professional courses on Emergency Management conducted by the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) Washington DC; Oracle Data Base Administration DBA, Baltimore, MD USA; Advance Oracle SQL Tuning, Chicago IL. USA; Seminars and Conferences on Mediation, Alternative to Dispute Resolution ADR, Litigation, Law and Order, Law Enforcement, Government Business, Mergers and Acquisition, Alternative Energy Resources, IT, Business and Government Relations; Health, Safety and Environmental Protection HSE:, Psychology and Human awareness, Criminal Justice Systems, Petroleum Law, Oil And Natural Gas, International Law And Foreign Relations, Democracy And Democratic Institutions, Crisis Management And Labour Disputes, Arts And Culture, Chambers Of Commerce, Mining, Power And Steel, encompassing over 10,000 hours of classroom instructions during the past twenty-five years. He belongs to a number of other organizations like Rotary International, Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association to mention a few. Barrister Utieyin-Scott is married with children.

Mr. Bemigho Scott-Emuakpor: FCILG, FIMC, CMC – bscott@utmoffshore.com
GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FINANCE & GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

An alumnus of the University of Lagos. Mr. Scott is a resource person par excellent who had worked and held responsible positions in the public and private sectors. A recipient of international and local professional courses spanning hours of classroom instructions, conferences, and seminars. A distinguished Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Leadership and Governance, USA (FCILG); Fellow of the International Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC); A Certified Management Consultant (CMC);  A Media, Crisis and Community Relations practitioner with membership portfolios in several professional and regulatory bodies which includes but not limited to The Institute of Directors (IoD); Chartered Institute of Nigerian Bankers (CIBN); International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) USA; American Management Association (AMA); American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP); CEB Corporate Leadership Council; International Safety Quality Environment Management Association (ISQEMA); Amnesty International; Friends of the Earth Nigeria / Environmental Rights Action to mention but these few. A Director in UTM Ghana Limited; UTM-CTK Ghana Limited: A founding member and Executive Director of Lazarus Foundation USA, Canada, and Nigeria. He is happily married to Judith ‘Kome Scott-Emuakpor and they are blessed with amiable children.

Engr. Yahuza Kassim PhD, CCE, FInstLM – Yahuza.Kassim@utmoffshore.com
PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

An alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Construction Management of the Salford University, United Kingdom. With a very sound background in Project Management, Dr. Kassim has in various times held top profile positions in the academia, private and public organizations which include but without limitation to: Total Upstream Nigeria Limited; Total E & P; NEITI; Foster Wheeler UK; ADGAS LLC UAE; NNPC, NETCO/NNPC to mention just this few. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Mgt. (FInstLM); and membership portfolios in Nigerian Institute of Mgt. (MNIM); American Association of cost Engineers, (AACEI); Nigerian Society of Engineers, (MNSE); Nigerian Inst. of Mech. Engineers (MNIMechE); Association of Cost Engineers (ACE – UK); Academy of Management (AoM); Project Mgt. Institute (PMI) and International Project Mgt. Association (IPMA) respectively. Dr. Kassim who is currently the Principal Consultant of the UTM Group is happy married with children.

Mr. Terence Etareri Dafiaghor – tdafiaghor@utmoffshore.com
GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

A graduate of Political Science, from the University of Ilorin, Mr. Dafiaghor is a Marine-Services Administrator of repute; with over ten years of cognate experience in the provision of marine services, management and practical skills in service. He is highly skilled and proficient in marine logistics and transportation planning, business development, contract negotiations, planning, community relations, procurement planning and sourcing. Mr. Dafiaghor is a recipient of international and local professional courses spanning over 1000 man-hours of classroom instructions, conferences and seminars. He is married with children.

Mr. Babatunde Agbede mba, mbf – babsagbede@utmoffshore.com
GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SPECIAL PROJECTS AND GENERAL OPERATIONS

graduate from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He holds Master of Business Administration, Finance (MBA, Finance) and an expert in Business Operations, Accounting & Finance, Sales & Commercial activities, Procurement, Logistics, Project Management, etc. He has led various teams to develop solutions for local and international projects for various multinationals. He was the pioneer British Airways Regional Account Manager for Abuja and Northern Nigeria, and later Key Account Manager, Nigeria. He is reputed have helped the airline build its market share in Nigeria and grow its northern Nigeria schedule from 3 times a week to now daily – winning as part of the Commercial Team “The Commercial Win of the Year Award for 2004” (which is British Airways’s highest commercial award). He is a student member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Mr Babatunde Agbede is dynamic, focused, articulate, brilliant, and resourceful. He is happily married with children.

Mr. Ukpong Dan Umoh – udumoh@utmoffshore.com
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCES & HEALTH SAFETY SECURITY ENVIRONMENT AND QUALITY

A graduate of Marketing from the University of Calabar , Nigeria . Mr. U. D. Umoh is an astute manager of human and material resources who had held various managerial positions in the oil and gas industry. With cognate experience in government, public and private industrial relationship.

Mr. Victor Tasievictortasie@utmoffshore.com
HEALTH SAFETY SECURITY ENVIROMENTAL MANAGER

Has 5 years relevant experience in Oil & Gas-Offshore Construction and Marine Industry. He is Knowledgeable in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHA 18001, ISM, ISPS standards and HSE management systems. He is a proven experience safety manager with Deep understanding of legal health and safety guidelines and Ability in producing reports and developing relevant policies. He has Good knowledge of data analysis and risk assessment with excellent organizational and motivational skills outstanding attention to detail and observation ability Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities. Qualification; Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical/Electronic from the federal polytechnic Idah,Kogi State Possess certification in; NEBOSH INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE; OSHAS OFFSHORE OIL & GAS SAFETY 1; OSHAS OFFSHORE OIL & GAS SAFETY 11; OSHAS FIRE PREVENTION PLAN

Mr. Ernest Akpelu – eakpelu@utmoffshore.com
GROUP GENERAL MANAGER, FINANCE and ADMINISTRATION

Is a graduate of Banking and Finance from the University of Science and Technology, Port-Harcourt. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration of the same university. An active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA) and the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). A Chartered Accountant. Mr Akpelu is an astute manager of 17 years post-graduation work experience in accountancy, finance, audit, corporate administration and financial consulting. Mr. Akpelu is married with children.

Mrs. Gloria Onoyemeakpo – gpearl@utmoffshore.com
GROUP HUMAN RESOURCES & PLANNING MANAGER

A graduate of Environmental Protection and Resource Management, from the University of Calabar, Mrs. Gloria is a Human resources and a strategic planning manager  of great repute; with over ten years of cognate experience in the provision of human resource and administrative management. She is highly skilled and proficient in planning and sourcing, administration, job designations and human management. Mrs. Gloria is married with children.