Dr Lawrence Ajayi

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Dr Lawrence Ajayi is the CEO and Executive Chairman of LAKEL Group which includes LAKEL AFRIK PETROLEUM,LIFE LIGHT ENERGY AND JIMAJ ENERGY SERVICES . He has a long history of successes in the Nigerian and United Kingdom Oil sector-mining sector.. He studied Petroleum Engineering at the University of Port-Harcourt and, also studied Business Administration (MBA) in London South Bank University. He is also a PhD holder in Ministry and Administration. He is a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner, widely experienced in business start-up and ‘Managing Successful Projects’ and is NEBOSH 3 Certified in Health and Safety. He has over 30 years of working experience in oil and gas industry-Mining Industry . He sits as Group CEO and Executive Chairman of companies in the UK and in Nigeria.. His responsibilities includes making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of the companies. Communicating, on behalf of the companies , and the development of the companies short- and long-term strategy creating and implementing the companies or organizations vision and mission. Evaluating the work of other executive leaders within the company, including principal executive officers and directors, Maintaining awareness of the competitive market landscape, expansion opportunities, industry developments, etc. Ensuring that the company maintains high corporate social responsibility wherever it does business . Assessing risks to the companies and ensuring they are monitored and minimized. Setting strategic goals and making sure they are measurable and describable and getting maximum results on behalf of the companies.

Mrs Bennita Ajayi

Executive Director

Mrs Bennita Funmilayo Ajayi, is the Executive Director Finance  of the company, she has a degree in public administration and SCQF8 in Scotland,United Kingdom,she started her work life two decades ago as finance and administrative officer with Dangote group in Lagos Nigeria and has engaged in numerous secretarial studies, and financial and senior managerial courses and worked as company secretary in LAKEL Group  for over a decade before her appointment as executive director of finance in the company and she currently sits on the board of several other companies both in Nigeria and Overseas. 


Jon Badrock

Chief Commercial Officer

Barrister Clement Erohubie

Principal Legal Adviser/ ORT

David Winter

Chief Project / Programme Officer

Elder Rotimi Omotosho

Principal Executive Officer

(Community Liaison & Corporate Social Responsibility}

Engr Ebubechukwu collins Ejorh

Principal executive Officer Engineering

Michael Ayodele Tolobase

Principal Executive Partner

Finance & Investment

Dr Abubakar Lawal

Principal Executive Officer

Mining & Production

Nathan Odumusi

Principal Executive Officer Information Technology

Suleiman Zakari

Principal Executive Officer Downstream & Trading

Gboyega Phillip

Head of Exploration & Principal Geologist


Company Legal Adviser

Corporate Governance & Finance