Meet the Heart of Our Team: The People Behind Our Success
Jide Tinubu is the founder and CEO of Tenax Marine and subsidiary companies. He is a seasoned and successful entrepreneur who co-founded the TSL group of companies.
He was a co-founder in Transport Services Limited (TSL), the leading road transportation company in Nigeria, as well as TSL logistics, the largest independent petroleum infrastructure O&M (Operations & Management) company in Africa. He has over 18 years’ experience working in different roles within the oil and gas industry both locally and internationally.
Prior to founding these Companies, Jide worked in the Legal Department of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (now Exxon Mobil), and with Cargo Maritime, Paris – a firm of ship brokers that specializes in petroleum product tankers.
Mr. Tinubu also worked with Ocean and Oil Services Limited, where he regularly coordinated large scale road transportation of bitumen and other petroleum products purchased from the company to various parts of the country.
Jide holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Liverpool, England and a Master’s degree in Maritime Law from the University of London. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999.
Bayo Olukotun has garnered lots of experience during his career in various sectors of the marine and maritime Industry.
He has in past twenty-five years worked in several companies including UMARCO/Coastal Service, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company as well as Bourbon lnter oil Nigeria Limited amongst others.
He held various roles in Shipping & Forwarding, Terminal operations, Marine Logistics, Maritime contract management amongst others.
Bayo obtained his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Ibadan. Bayo has taken courses from Lloyd Maritime Academy including the Diploma in Maritime Business Management.
Olanrewaju is a diligent and goal oriented professional with experience spanning over 14 years in corporate finance, finance business partnership, treasury and risk management, tax planning and management, strategic financial planning and control, accounting, audit, and reporting. He has a proven track record of strategic and transformational Initiatives and building and leading finance teams in companies with significant operating scale and complexity, largely in the oil and gas and Maritime sectors.
He was the Country Finance Manager at Red Offshore Bv., Group Finance Manager at Hobark International Limited (an integrated Oilfield Services Companies). He is a (regular) speaker at seminar (s)/conferences on Finance and he has published articles on Finance, tax management, accounting, and regulatory reporting and compliance.
Olanrewaju holds a BSc Accounting from Lagos State University, and he is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He is currently the Chief Finance Officer of Tenax Energy Limited and subsidiary companies.
Ayoola has a first degree – B.Sc. in Industrial and Labour Relations. He was the best graduating student of 2005/2006 set of Olabisi Onabanjo University. Ago-Iwoye. He obtained a Masters in Industrial and Personnel Relations from and University of Ibadan. He has over 10 years working experience in Human Resources / Admin and Operations across Manufacturing, Automobile and Consulting Sectors.
He has led and motivated competent HR teams to drive business partnering functions in accomplishing some Organizations’ over -arching goals in the recent times.
He was the Head, Human Resources and Admin at Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (Operators of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Domestic Terminal 2). Before joining Bi_Courtney Aviation Services Limited, Ayo was the Lead Consultant, Human Resources at HT Business Consulting Ltd where he was the lead consultant for the Growth and Employment (GEM)Project of the Federal Government and World Bank. He also led the HR team to consult on the UKAID DEEPEN project in Nigeria.
He was Head, Human Resources and Admin at Proforce Limited (Manufacturers of Armoured Personnel Carriers and Bullet Proof Automobiles). He was the General Manager in charge of Operations at Lacuna Filled International Ltd and HR Manager at Lisabi Mills Nigeria Limited (Nigeria’s pioneer Food Processing Company).
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN) and Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD).
ESTHER DAHUNSI is a resourceful, pragmatic, and ingenuous professional with 14 years’ in Oil and Gas services, Public Relations and Technology Sector. Her experience spans: Business Development, Clientele Management, Administrative Support, Procurement Management, Contracts Management both for established and start-up businesses.
She was a pioneer executive of MVXchange, a tech start-up focused on marine vessel operations, freight forwarding and customs management. She supported the company through bootstrapping, pivoting and growth.
Prior to MVXchange, she was Placement Partnership Coordinator at Decagon and responsible for placement of software engineers in tech departments of established companies like Stanbic lBTC, Seamfix, NIBSS, Gokada, Workforce, etc. She grew the company clientele from 5 to 15.
She holds a BA English degree and an Executive MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University. She holds a Diploma in Public Relations from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations. A lifelong learner and an astute reader, Esther owns a book club where she promotes the reading culture and writes freelance for Lost in Lagos magazine.