By Ebenezer William
The Executive Director, SIFAX Off Dock Nigeria LimitedCaptain Ibraheem Olugbade,has been conferred with the fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Nigeria.
At the event held at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Mrs. Mfon Usoro, President, of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport said the new awardees comprise leading figures who have distinguished themselves in the area of logistics and transport over the years in their various organisations.
Olugbade, who has been a transport and logistics expert with over thirty years’ experience, is currently the Executive Director overseeing all the SIFAX Group’s inland container depots. He was Nigeria’s erstwhile Alternate Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London between 2011 and 2016.
Olugbade holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Maritime Transport Management from the Nautical Institute for Technology, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt and Master Class Revalidation Certificates from the University of Tasmania, Australia and Australian Maritime College Launceston, Tasmania. He also possesses 1st Mate & 2nd Mate Certificate of Competency from Arab Maritime Transport Academy, Alexandria, Egypt and a National Diploma in Nautical Science from Maritime Academy of Nigeria.
His professional experience spanned various maritime organisations both locally and internationally, including the Nigerian National Shipping Lines (NNSL); the Nigerian Ports Authority, where he served variously as an Harbour Master in different Nigerian ports and rose to become an Assistant General Manager; and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, where he was Deputy Director, Maritime Survey & Certification and Director, Maritime Safety & Security.
In response to the honour, Olugbade hailed CILT for the commendation and vowed to contribute more to the advancement of the maritime industry and be a good representative of the organization.