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

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

She has worked with Esparte 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 in August 2015.

She is reponsible for Operations, Security, Accounting and Human Resources. 



Effiong Samuel
Operations Manager

Mr Effiong Samuel is a graduate in Political Science (B.Sc) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.


He is a member of professional organisations such as the Nigerian Economic Student Association (NESA), Nigerian Political Scientist Association(NPSA) and the Nigeria Marine Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
 
Mr Samuel has extensive experience in the hospitality industry and has held mid-level and managerial positions in Omisson Hotel in Lekki, Lagos where he rose from front office supervisor (2007-2009) to front office manager (2010-2012).

Mr Samuel also worked at Piccadilly Suites, Lekki, Lagos where he rose from the post of the Room Division Manager to the Assistant General Manager of the property.
 
Mr Samuel assumed his current position as the Operations Manager of Kakanfo Inn and Conference Centre in October 2018.  He is responsible for the rooms and maintenance departments, spa and general operations.



Oreoluwa Esan
Events & Sales 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 in which she left.  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.






Ibadan is the capital city of Oyo State