Until his moving to Canada with his family as a Permanent Resident, ‘Vwede Jeff OBAHOR was the President of Jireh Metering Company involved in calibration, telemetering amongst others. He was the Managing Director/CEO of Kingsbury Trading Limited involved in petroleum and allied products marketing. As an expatriate posted out of Nigeria, he was the Head of Oando Sierra Leone as well as West African Oil Refinery Company Limited. In 2004, he initiated the incorporation of Oando Liberia where he was appointed by the Holding Company’s Board as President until 2008. He has served in various executive and top management capacities employing his wealth of experience in various fields. He is Ontario [Canadian] life licensed insurance practitioner.
With over 30 years in management, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Benin and an MBA from the University of Sierra Leone with extensive experiences in safety, project management, business development, and; product and services marketing. His management experience spans from the advertising industry, through the movie production industry, waste management, insurance, marketing, land – aerial and hydro graphic surveys, underwater engineering, property management, to the oil & gas sector. He sits on the board of several companies and community bodies.
Mr. Obahor brings his corporate & project management and product marketing skills to bear on the board. He is a fellow of the chartered National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, a member of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria, associate member of the Certified Institute of Shipping and a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management amongst other professional bodies.
He is a professional member of American Society of Safety Professionals [ASSP] and in a very subtle way, he has been a proud and worthy ambassador of ASSP [Nigerian Chapter; then and hopefully till date, the only ASSP Chapter in Africa] especially within high net worth personalities in the business world within and outside Nigeria. Serving as a Delegate, President-Elect and then President in 2013/14. In August 2015, he was nominated as one the two persons for election as Global Regional Vice President – ASSP which he declined due to workload and busy schedule.
He is a mentor, a strategist and a leader with excellent team working spirit, effective and efficient management, communication and organizational skills. His sense and values of humility, honesty, loyalty and integrity is highly commendable and worthy of emulation. He is married with two children.
Mr Obahor would always strives to engender enduring processes, procedures and practical but relevant vision to bear in NCA through his membership on the board. Accountability is everybody’s business just as transparent and good corporate governance must be led from the board level.