FROM THE DESK OF THE GROUP CHAIRMAN/CEO:
The main focus and objective of Water Petroleum Limited, is to become one Nigerian marine service providing firm with international posture, which by dedication to the use of highly skilled, goal-driven professionals and unique innovative technology, provide first class service to its clients while making a meaningful contribution to society.
It is the intention of our firm not merely to expand our business volume but to grow along side our employees, our clients and our host communities, encouraging and aiding them to reach their full potentials and improve their standards of living.
It is our policy and continuing objective to place our clients at a competitive advantage by providing services, which not only satisfies statutory or stated technical and contractual requirements but also bear consistency in quality.
We are fully committed to the technological niceties and processes required for growth and optimizing local content in all aspects of our business activities and we possess the brain, brawn and the tools of trade required to bring world class marine service solutions to your door steps.
Waterpetroleum Limited parades an array of dynamic and knowledgeable management and staff personnel committed to the conduct of operational business ethics and services either on its own or in association with our partners.
THE BOARD AND MANAGEMENT TEAM:
The board policy of Water Petroleum Limited is determined by highly distinguished professionals in their various field of learning, who have at one point in time been associated with maritime operations, shipping Management and Administrations. The day to day running of the company is in the hands of the management team made up of the Group Chairman; The Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer (MD/COO) and experienced Management team.
Mr. Julius D. Rone:
An alumnus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife and the University of Calabar where he attained his Advance Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration respectively. A seasoned administrator with vast experience spanning over a decade in the public sector. He is a member of several professional bodies and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Rone, came on board as Charge De' Affairs of the UTM Group of companies, viz: Water Petroleum Limited; UTM Dredging Limited; UTM Offshore Limited; UTM Engineering and Construction Limited: UTM Properties Limited; UTM Logistics and Marine Services Limited; MWS Allied Services Limited; SBM Limited; UTM Ghana Limited; UTM-CTK Ghana Limited. A seasoned businessman and a renowned philanthropy, Mr Rone holds membership portfolio in the following professional bodies viz: The Institute of Directors (IoD); American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP); American Management Association (AMA); International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) USA; Association of Associate Executives (AAE) etc. Mr. Rone is married with children.
Barrister Alec Utieyin-Scott:
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - LEGAL SERVICES & RISK ADVISER:
An alumnus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of Benin. Barrister Alec Utieyin-Scott is the Principal Partner of Alex Scott and Partners. He is a recipient of professional courses encompassing over 10,000 hours of classroom instructions and seminars. He belongs to a number of professional and philanthropic organizations. An active member of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA); He is a Rotarian and a founding member and Director of Lazarus Foundation USA, Canada and Nigeria . Barrister A. Utieyin-Scott is married with children.
Mr. Bemigho Scott-Emuakpor:
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FINANCE & GENERAL ADMINISTRATION:
An alumnus of the University of Lagos. Mr. Scott is a resource person par excellent who had worked and held responsible positions in the public and private sectors. A recipient of international and local professional courses spanning hours of classroom instructions, conferences and seminars. Mr. Scott is a Director in UTM Ghana Limited; UTM-CTK Ghana Limited: A Media, Crisis and Community Relations practitioner with membership portfolios in several professional and regulatory bodies which includes but not limited to The Institute of Directors (IoD); Chartered Institute of Nigerian Bankers (CIBN); International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) USA; American Management Association (AMA); American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP); Association of Associate Executives (AAE); CEB Corporate Leadership Council; International Safety Quality Environment Management Association (ISQEMA); Amnesty International; Friends of the Earth Nigeria / Environmental Rights Action to mention but these few. Mr. Scott is married with children.
Mr. Terence Etareri Dafiaghor:
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - BUSINESS PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT:
A graduate of Political Science, from the University of Ilorin, Mr. Dafiaghor is a Marine-Services Administrator of repute; with over ten years of cognate experience in the provision of marine services, management and practical skills in service. He is highly skilled and proficient in marine logistics and transportation planning, business development, contract negotiations, planning, community relations, procurement planning and sourcing. Mr. Dafiaghor is a recipient of international and local professional courses spanning over 1000 man-hours of classroom instructions, conferences and seminars. He is married with children.
Mr. Babatunde Agbede:
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - SPECIAL PROJECTS & GENERAL OPERATIONS:
A graduate from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He holds Master of Business Administration, Finance (MBA, Finance) and an expert in Business Operations, Accounting & Finance, Sales & Commercial activities, Procurement, Logistics, Project Management, etc. He has led various teams to develop solutions for local and international projects for various multinationals. He was the pioneer British Airways Regional Account Manager for Abuja and Northern Nigeria, and later Key Account Manager, Nigeria. He is reputed have helped the airline build its market share in Nigeria and grow its northern Nigeria schedule from 3 times a week to now daily – winning as part of the Commercial Team “The Commercial Win of the Year Award for 2004” (which is British Airways’s highest commercial award). He is a student member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Mr Babatunde Agbede is dynamic, focused, articulate, brilliant, and resourceful. He is happily married with children.
Mr. Ukpong Dan Umoh:
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCES & HEALTH SAFETY SECURITY ENVIRONMENT AND QUALITY:
A graduate of Marketing from the University of Calabar , Nigeria . Mr. U. D. Umoh is an astute manager of human and material resources who had held various managerial positions in the oil and gas industry. With cognate experience in government, public and private industrial relationship.
Mr. Ernest Akpelu:
GENERAL MANAGER - FINANCE and ADMINISTRATION:
Is a graduate of Banking and Finance from the University of Science and Technology, Port-Harcourt. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration of the same university. An active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA) and the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). A Chartered Accountant. Mr Akpelu is an astute manager of 17 years post-graduation work experience in accountancy, finance, audit, corporate administration and financial consulting. Mr. Akpelu is married with children..