The Board of Directors of Bovas & Company comprises of tested men & women of integrity and values, with commensurate professional experiences in their various field of human endeavor. They are people with same value and ethics who believe in creating an enduring institution that will also be sustainable economically.
They are committed to creating a positive developmental impact in society through the vehicle of petroleum products supply, thereby creating wealth for ALL stakeholders. They all believe in strong corporate governance and comprises of the following:
The Chairman, Architect Bamidele O. Samson, is a co-founder of BOVAS Group. He studied in Nigeria and Europe and lectured briefly at the University of Ibadan and the Polytechnic, Ibadan, before joining Design Group, from where he retired to start the Bovasgroup. He is an eminent Rotarian, a Justice of Peace and an Architectural Consultant of repute.
Victoria A. Samson
The Managing Director is a marketer per excellence having an experience of over twenty-five (25) years in the Oil and Gas industry as Dealer with both Texaco Nigeria Plc and Mobil Plc. She was the first Nigerian to win the highly competitive Texaco Latin America West Africa (LAWA) Award for Best Overall Dealer in 1990 for the highest sales in both regions combined. She is the Matron of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), NNPC/PPMC Satellite Depot, Ejigbo, Lagos State and Apata Depot Ibadan, Oyo State. She has the overall responsibility for corporate strategy and direction of the company.
Temitope is a trained Mechanical Engineer holding a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos. He has over fifteen (15) years experience in the oil and gas downstream industry. He served as the Assistant Secretary and Secretary of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, NNPC/PPMC Mosimi Depot from 1997 – 2003. Mr. Temitope Samson has managed and delivered various strategy related projects including business process re-engineering and integration. He is responsible for the overall planning, business implementation and performance delivery for the company.
Iwadola holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Polytechnic, Ibadan and has since attended various courses within the industry. From running his start-up company to being a Consultant, he has been versatile professional. He is currently a Director in Bovas & Company Limited.
Olabanji is a graduate of Cooperative Economics and Management from Federal Co-operative College, Ibadan, Oyo State. He is qualified member of Institutes of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria (IPMA) and had worked with Doyin Ogbohi Oil and Gas as LPG plant manager. Olabanji oversees and monitors the sales and supply of LPG to Bovas customers.
Abayomi holds a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Chemistry from the Ogun State University and an M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Ibadan. He started as the Project Manager of BOVAS & Company Limited before moving to become the Group General Manager. He is responsible for the overall business process integration of the group. He has supervised and delivered several process specific projects for the Company.
Clement is a Chartered Accountant. He holds a B.Sc Economics (First Class Honours) from Bayero University of Kano and M.Sc in Economics from University of Jos. He is also an associate member of the Certified Institute of Cost Management, Nigeria (CICMN) and had worked with Johnson Wax Nigeria Limited as Manager, Finance & Accounts, and Amekon Nigeria Limited as Corporate Treasurer. He had also worked with First Bank of Nigeria Plc and GS MicroFinance Bank Ltd. He supervises overall finance strategy of the company.
Orimidara Adeniji holds B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho and Master in Process Engineering form University of Lagos. She is also a student member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM). She presently heads the Administration and Human Resource Department (AHRD) of Bovas & Company Limited as she is responsible for the overall administrative functionality of the group.
Fagboore Olayinka holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Minna Niger State and MBA in Financial Management from Lagos State University Ojo, Lagos. He has a long term experience in the Oil and Gas industry starting from Oando/Lister joint venture Depot, Apapa Lagos and Rahamaniyya Oil and Gas Limited. He is responsible for the overall depot operations.
Head, Internal Audit
Timothy Awojide holds a B.sc degree in Accounting from Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye and an MBA (finance) from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho. He had worked in the internal audit department of various organizations cutting across micro finance bank, Mortgage bank and commercial bank. Also had experience in external audit in one of the reputable audit firms in Nigeria. Currently, he heads the internal audit department of Bovas and company Limited.
Olanipekun Funke is a graduate of Human Kinetics and Health Education from University of Ibadan, Oyo State and also has a Diploma Certificate in same course from same School. She had worked with Microfinance Bank as Operation & Marketing Officer in 2008. She oversees the Stations unit of the Sales Department
Oyetunji Abayomi Phillips holds an M.Sc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan and B. Tech also in Agricultural Economics from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomosho. He joined Bovas and Company Ltd in 2008 as a logistics Officer. He has undergone trainings in Health Safety and Environmental Management in Oil and Gas Industry organized by Michael Morgan Consulting Firm (2006) and also a management training in Oil and Gas Industries by Petronomics in 2008. He is the Head/Supervisor, Logistic and Shipping Department of Bovas and Company Limited.
Head, Maintenance and Projects
He is a trained Electronic and Electrical graduate engineer with B.Tech in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomosho. He is also certified in Onshore and offshore Health, safety and Environment course. His area of expertise covers Power Systems Engineering, Electrical design, Installation and Maintenance. Presently, he acts as Head of Maintenance Department responsible for all our services stations maintenance. Also supervises all on-going construction of Service Stations.
Ademokun Adesanmi holds a B.A (HONS) in English Language from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State and also had a Diploma Certificate in Law from the same School. He had worked with Atinia Educational Company before moving to a multinational publishing firm, Macmillan Nig. Publishers Ltd. He had gone through Entrepreneurship trainings from Barry University’s D: Andreas School of Business, Miami FL. USA and management training in Oil and Gas Industries by Petronomics. Adesanmi presently acts as Head of Haulage Department, supervising the company’s fleet of cars and trucks for haulage and other logistics issues.
Adeola is the acting Accountant. She is currently at the final stage of the examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and holds a B.A (philosophy) from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye. She also had a Diploma Certificate in Statistics from University of Ibadan and a member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM). Adeola joined Bovas and Company in 2008 as an Account Officer and rose to the position of the Company Accountant in 2013. She supervises the company’s account department.
UNIT HEAD, INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMER AND PEF (PETROLEUM EQUILASATION FUND) SALES DEPT
Adeosun Christiana holds a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Economics and Extension from Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso, Oyo State. Christiana is a Certified Customer Service Professional and member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) also.
Currently Christiana is a student member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM). She became part of BOVAS team in the year 2012 as a Sales Officer. Christiana manages all industrial sales customers as well as the Company’s PEF scheme.
In 1980, our Managing Director Mrs. V. A. Samson started as a dealer under Texaco Nigeria Ltd. (now MRS Plc.) distinguished herself by winning the most priced Texaco Plc Best Dealer Award in sales, marketing innovativeness amongst others for the Latin American/West African Region.
The BOVAS group was established in 1980 and started operations as an indigenous independent petroleum marketing company.