Seyi Ajibola (Managing Director/CEO)
Prior to joining Zircon as a Founding Director and later Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Seyi was Chief Executive and Country Manager for Nigeria and Zambia for Exile Resources Inc. (now Oando Energy Resources), a listed Canadian Oil and Gas Company.
Seyi has extensive oil and gas experience having worked for ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Devon Energy both within and outside Nigeria in diverse roles including new ventures, operations, indigenous capacity building, performance management, economic modeling, finance and accounting.
Seyi graduated from the University of Lagos, Nigeria with an Economics Degree and is a qualified Accountant and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He also has a Master’s Degree in Strategy and Leadership from the London Business School (LBS) on the prestigious Sloan Fellowship Program.
Dayo Okusami (Executive Director)
Prior to joining Zircon Marine Limited as Executive Director, Dayo was the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at Atlantic Energy, an oil and gas company with offices in Nigeria, London & Zurich. Preceding his time at Atlantic Energy, Dayo was a Partner in the Energy & Projects Practice Group at TEMPLARS, one of Nigeria’s leading Oil and Gas law firms.
Dayo has been recognized as one of Nigeria’s leading oil and gas lawyers by the premier international directories ranking oil and gas lawyers including the “Legal 500” – The Clients Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms and Lawyers (2009 – 2012); the “International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers” (2010 & 2011) and the “IFLR 1000” – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms (2012). The Corporate Counsel 100:Africa (2015) – which identifies the most influential corporate legal advisers.
Dayo holds a Law Degree from the University of Jos, Nigeria and a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of London.
Babajide Famodimu (Head of Operations)
Prior to joining Zircon Marine as the Operations Coordinator, Babajide was the Operations and Project Support Coordinator at Adessa Drilling &Marine Services. Jide is an experienced broad level Operations and Procurement Coordinator in the Power, Oil & Energy industry. He has garnered extensive operational knowledge of various vessels and the operational terrains in Nigeria (Escravos, Bonny, Lagos offshore ) and throughout the Gulf of Guinea.
As the Operations Coordinator of Zircon Marine Limited he is responsible for the management of all Zircon Marine Vessels and ensuring efficiency in Zircon Marine Operations.
He is a graduate of the University of Sheffield where he received a BA in Economics. He also has a Master’s in Business Management from Aston University.