Board of Directors

Our highly experienced Board of Directors provide strong stewardship.

Julius Berger’s Board of Directors reflects professionals from various industry, providing a diversity of experience and expertise. Comprised of thirteen members, nine Non-Executive Directors, one of whom is an Independent Director, and four Executive Directors, the Board works within appropriate frameworks to ensure the long-term sustainable value of Julius Berger, towards all stakeholders.

Mutiu Sunmonu
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Mutiu Sunmonu is a graduate of the University of Lagos, Lagos State. He holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Mathematics & Computer Sciences. He had worked in various positions in the Shell Petroleum Development Company, where he rose to the position of Managing Director, and subsequently Country Chairman, Shell Companies in Nigeria, positions he held till February 28, 2015. He was also conferred with the National Honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON). He is the Chairman of the board of directors of Imperial Homes Mortgage Limited, Petralon Energy Limited and Julius Berger Investments Limited. He was appointed to the Board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc with effect from January 1, 2015 and became Chairman of the Board on April 1, 2016.

 

Engr. Dr. Lars Richter
Managing Director

Engr. Dr. Lars Richter is a German national and holds the equivalent of a Doctorate degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. He joined Bilfinger Berger AG in the year 2002 and was seconded to work with Julius Berger Nigeria Plc in November 2009. He has worked on a broad range of notable projects both nationally and internationally. He was appointed to the Board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc and Managing Director of the Company with effect from October 16, 2018.

Martin Brack
Financial Director

Mr. Martin Brack is a German national and holds the equivalent of a Masters of Science degree in Macroeconomics from the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany. He joined Julius Berger Nigeria Plc in the year 2000 and worked in various positions in the Group. He was appointed to the Board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc with effect from December 16, 2017. He is the Chairman of Julius Berger Medical Services Limited and is a Member of the Boards of Julius Berger Services Nigeria Limited and Abumet Nigeria Limited. He is the Financial Director.

George Marks
Vice Chairman

Mr. George Marks is a German national and holds the equivalent of a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mannheim, Germany as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree in Engineering from the Lagos State University, Lagos State. He joined Bilfinger Berger SE in the year 1976 and has worked on a broad range of projects both nationally and internationally. He was seconded to work with Julius Berger Nigeria Plc in December 1988 where he handled a broad and varied range of responsibilities. He was Financial Director from December 1, 1993 to July 7, 2001, Managing Director from July 8, 2001 to October 15, 2007, and acting Managing Director from December 10, 2015 to July 23, 2016. He was Managing Director, Bilfinger Berger Nigeria GmbH and Julius Berger International GmbH, both Wiesbaden, Germany from the year 2007 to October 1, 2018 and is a Member of the Board of Centenary City Plc. He was appointed to the Board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc with effect from January 1, 2013. He is the Vice Chairman.

Alhaji Zubairu Ibrahim Bayi
Director Administration

Alhaji Zubairu Ibrahim Bayi is a graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Buildings. He joined Julius Berger Nigeria Plc in the year 1984 and worked in various capacities within the Company. He was appointed to the Board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc with effect from January 1, 2013. He is a Member of the Board of Julius Berger Services Nigeria Limited. He is the Director, Administration.

Belinda Ajoke Disu
Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Belinda Ajoke Disu is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Boston, USA. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Massachusetts. She is currently the Group Executive Director at Globacom Limited and Cobblestone Properties & Estates Limited. She was appointed to the Board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc with effect from June 30, 2017.

Dr. Ernest Nnaemeka Azudialu
Non-Executive Director

Dr. Ernest Nnaemeka Azudialu is a graduate of the University of Benin, Edo State. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Benin as well as an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Anambra State. He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Sales Management. He is currently the Group Managing Director of Nestoil Plc and its group of companies. He sits on several boards including but not limited to WaterTown Energy Limited, B & O Dredging Limited, Energy Works Technology Limited, Royaloak Hydrocarbon Limited. He was appointed to the Board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc on March 22, 2012.

Tobias Meletschus
Director Corporate Development

Mr. Tobias Meletschus is a German national and holds a Masters in Commercial Law from Saarland University, Germany. He joined Julius Berger International GmbH in the year 2012 and was immediately seconded to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc in the same year. He has held various positions in the Group, his last position being the Head of Strategic Business Development. He was appointed to the Board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc with effect from October 16, 2018 as the pioneer Director of the new Directorate of Corporate Development.

Ernest Chukwudi Ebi
Independent Director

Mr. Ernest Chukwudi Ebi, MFR, FCIB: is a graduate of the Howard University, Washington DC, USA. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (“BBA”) in Marketing and a Masters of Business Administration (“MBA”). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB) and the Institute of Directors of Nigeria (FIOD). He has had a very distinguished career within the financial services industry serving in various leadership positions, culminating in his appointment as a Deputy Governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria from June 1999 to June 2009. He was also conferred with the National Honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (“MFR”). He chairs the Boards of Fidelity Bank Plc, Agrited Nigeria Limited, AIICO Pension Managers Limited and Beloxxi Industries Limited. He is also a Director of Dangote Cement Plc, Travelex Nigeria Limited, Coronation Capital Limited and Coronation Asset Management Limited. He was appointed to the Board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc as the Independent Non-Executive Director, with effect from December 7, 2019.

Engr. Goni Musa Sheikh
Non-Executive Director

Engr. Goni Musa Sheikh is a graduate of the University of Exeter, Camborne School of Mines, England. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Minerals Engineering and a Masters of Science Degree from the Imperial College, University of London, in Minerals Process Design Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers, Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE); Member, The Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN); Member, Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists and Member, Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society, and an Associate of the Camborne School of Mines. He has over 35 years of cognate, international and strategic experience in Mining, Oil and Gas operations, particularly in the public sector, which commenced with the Nigerian Mining Corporation, Jos, and from which sector he retired as Federal Permanent Secretary in July 2015. He is the Executive Vice Chairman, Oriental Energy Resources Limited and sits on the board of directors of Oriental Energy Resources and Ezikel Refinery Limited. He was appointed to the Board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc with effect from July 1, 2019.

Engr. Jafaru Damulak
Non-Executive Director

Engr. Jafaru Damulak is a graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering. He is a Member, Nigeria Society of Engineers and Member, The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (“COREN”). He joined Julius Berger Nigeria Plc in the year 1988 and worked in various capacities within the Company before his disengagement for public service in 1999. He was a member of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of PrimeTech Design and Engineering Nigeria Limited and Julius Berger Free Zone Enterprise as well as the Managing Director of Elm Properties and Estate Development Company Limited. He is also a member of the Board of NETCOM Africa Limited. He was appointed to the Board of the Company on August 16, 2007.

Karsten Hensel
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Karsten Hensel is a German national and holds the equivalent of a Masters in Architecture from the University of Hannover, Germany. He joined Bilfinger Berger SE in the year 1986 and had worked on a broad range of projects both nationally and internationally. He continued to work with Julius Berger International GmbH (“JBI”) from the year 2012 and was one of the appointed Managing Directors of JBI from the year 2014 to 2018 when he assumed the position of the Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed to the Board of the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc with effect from December 7, 2019.

Gladys Olubusola Talabi
Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Gladys Olubusola Talabi is a Legal Practitioner. She is a graduate of the University of Lagos, Lagos State and holds a Masters of Law Degree from the same University. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 3 1978. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance from the Financial Institution Training Center (FITC) Lagos. She is currently the Executive Director, Legal Services / Security at Globacom Limited. She was appointed to the Board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc with effect from June 30, 2017.

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