Our Management Team

Adedamola Aré
Executive Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Adedamola Are is a 1987 graduate of Public Administration (B.Sc) from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (USA).  He also received a degree in Hospitality Administration from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) and also completed the Executive program at the Harvard Business School, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA.

Mr. Are has extensive experience in the hospitality industry and held executive level positions in operations with Legacy Vacation Club, Hilton Hotels Worldwide and Marriott International.

Mr. Are assumed office as the Executive Vice-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Kakanfo Inn & Conference Centre in November 2012, and he is responsible for the long term strategy of the company



Rukayat Durodola
Principal Manager 1

Miss Rukayat Durodola is a 2007 graduate of Accountancy from The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State. Nigeria.

She worked with Espante Oil & Gas Marketing Company as a Secretary/Account Officer, before joining Kakanfo Inn & Conference Centre as a Management trainee in June 2011.

She was promoted to the post of Accounting Manager in July 2013 and made Principal Manager 2 in August 2015.

She has also been inducted as an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Nigeria (ICAN) and assumed the position of Principal Manager 1 in July 2019.



Ayodele Akinwale
Senior Manager - Internal Audit

Mr. John Ayodele Akinwale is a 2007 graduate of Accounting (B.Sc.) from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state.

Mr. Akinwale has extensive experience in Accounting and Auditing and held an executive-level position in Internal Auditing with Jubilee Conference Centre, Ibadan.

Mr. Akinwale assumed office as a Senior Manager- Internal Audit in January 2019. He is responsible for Internal Auditing, Control and Compliance of the company. He is also responsible for the supervision of the Pool Bar department.



Oreoluwa Esan
Events Sales and Rooms Operation Manager

Mrs. Oreoluwa Esan is a 2010 graduate of Accounting (HND) from The Polytechnic of Ibadan.

She has extensive experience in the hospitality industry and held mid-level positions in operations with Kakanfo Inn & Conference Centre as the Account officer from 2004 to 2009.

She rejoined the company in 2012, as the Conference Centre Manager and was promoted to the position of Operations Manager (Sales & Events). She left to join SELA Consult LTD as the Logistics/Welfare Officer in 2016.

Mrs. Esan returned to Kakanfo Inn and Conference Center in 2018 and is now responsible for managing all on-site events and function space.

In 2019, she was promoted to the position of Events Sales and Rooms Operation Manager.



Chinasa Mercy Egelemba
Human Resource Manager/Admin

Ms. Chinasa Mercy Egelemba is a 2016 graduate of Accounting (B.Sc) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Ms. Egelemba has extensive experience in the hospitality industry and held a junior level position in operations as a Guest Service Advisor with Genesis Suite and Halls, Ibadan.

Ms. Egelemba assumed office as Operations Supervisor-Admin of Kakanfo Inn & Conference Centre in January 2019. She was promoted to Human Resource Manager/Admin.

She is responsible for all human resource activities including recruitment and training, and administrative duties. She is also responsible for the supervision of the F&B Service department.






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