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Our Team - Itebs Academy

Our Team



Paul Kokoricha


Paul Kokoricha holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

He has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He gained extensive experience in accounting and audit turnarounds, business re-organizations and systems consulting from his work with Arthur Andersen & Co. for ten years. He also worked for Liberty Bank PLC for eight years as Group Head of Operations with responsibility for trade finance products and customer service. Prior to his role as a Chairman of Itebs Academy Limited, he has been on the Board of several organizations and companies.

Paul is currently an executive partner with African Capital Alliance. He also sits on the board of Cornerstone Insurance PLC, Johnnic Communications West Africa Limited, DWC Drilling Limited, Compact Disc Technologies Nigeria Limited, Swift Networks Limited, Resourcery Limited, Accat and Nu Metro Retail Nigeria Limited, Banker’s Warehouse Limited and Jasper Montessori School.

    John Olulade

    Managing Director

    Engr. Olulade is a highly experienced engineer with diversified experience in business administration, quality management, human capital development, supply chain management, budget control, process audit, operations management, industrial and production engineering amongst others.

    Preceding his role as the Managing Director of Itebs Academy Limited, Engr. Olulade has worked for over 29 years with several organizations such as Purple Gate ventures, 5th Harvest Nigeria, Nigeria Starch Mills, DN Meyer PLC, SCOA Plc. He has also held key managerial positions in these organizations including Materials Supply Manager, Head of procurement, Purchasing and Processing, Factory Manager and Project Manager. Olulade holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ibadan. He also holds the following degrees: Masters Degree in Industrial and Production Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Masters in Business Administration from Ambrose Ali University, Advanced Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management from the University of Lagos.

    He is a registered engineer with Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is also a corporate member of various professional bodies in Nigeria, including the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management, Nigerian Institute of Engineering Management and Materials Management Institute of Nigeria.

      Adetifa Ebenezer

      Head – School of  Engineering

      Adetifa Ebenezer is a seasoned engineer with over twenty-eight (28) years of practical experience in the oil and gas industry. He has held various high-level positions and won several awards such as Texaco Inc. Vice President Awards of Excellency, Texaco Inc. Vice President Awards on Merger Synergy program, Chevron Inc, D& C Vice President Clear Leader Awards etc. The foregoing amongst other achievements have earned him a reputation as a truly accomplished and well-respected professional with diverse contributions to the engineering and energy industry.

      Prior to joining Itebs Academy, Adetifa served in various key management and operations positions including, Joint Venture – Relations Manager for NNPC/ DPR in Chevron, Acting Manager – Drilling and Completion in Chevron, Senior Drilling and Completion Engineer in Chevron, Drilling Site Manager in ChevronTexaco, Senior Drilling Engineer in Texaco. He also worked as Wellsite Petroleum/ Operation Engineer with Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC).

      Adetifa holds a Bachelors Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Ibadan and numerous professional certifications in Nigeria, United Kingdom and the United States of America. He has been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for over twenty-five (25) years. He is currently the Managing Director of Value Plus Hydrocarbon Resources Management Nigeria Limited.

        Obioma Edeh

        Head – School of Business & Management

        Obioma is an experienced accountant with extensive knowledge of audit and compliance, business risks management, and controls, establishing strong business controls culture through support and partnership, variance analysis and reporting, planning and budgeting, project management and review of internal controls, including SOX control with emphasis on areas of risk.  She has a strong investigative, problem-solving, decision-making and reports writing skills, combined with a pragmatic approach.

        With an illustrious career spanning over 16 years in many facets of accounting, both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, she has continued to make giant strides and accomplish great feats. She has functioned at various senior management positions in several industries including Baker Hughes (GE Company), GE Oil and Gas Aberdeen, Subsea 7 Aberdeen, Deloitte LLP Aberdeen, Audit Scotland Edinburgh and Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG), Lagos and has been responsible on a number of times for risk management, cash flow forecast and internal audits.

        Obioma has sound business acumen with outstanding proficiency in the use of Oracle and SAP.  She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Nigeria.

          Emmanuel Onwuegbule

          Head – School of Project Management

          Engr. Onwuegbule is a strategist with numerous years of experience in administering project operations with key focus on top line & bottom line profitability through optimal utilization of resources for several projects. He is skilled in liaising with clients, engineers, consultants, contractors & sub-contractors to ascertain operational control through optimal resource utilization.

          He has worked in various companies including Brunei Shell Petroleum, Brunei, Invensys Operations Management, Nigeria etc. In his roles, he was involved in practical engineering as well as managing the entire scope of techno-commercial activities of projects such as project planning and monitoring, risk identification, risk management, costing, budgeting, procurement, cost estimation & tendering, sub-contractor billing and management of engineering activities.

          Emmanuel graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria and subsequently earned Master of Science (Project Management) degree from Curtin University of Technology Australia. He is a registered engineer with Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

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