Our Management Team
Mr. Adedamola Are is a 1987 graduate of Public Administration (B.Sc.) from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. He briefly attended the Regents University in London, England.
He also received a degree in Hospitality Administration from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and 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 became the Chairman in March 2020. He is responsible for the long-term strategy of the company.
He is married and has two daughters.
Ms. Rita Njokede is a seasoned customer relationship expert with over a decade of extensive work experience in the hospitality industry.
A thoroughbred professional, her expertise in strategic planning, operations, and customer relationship among others, have provided requisite leverage for her career progression which has ultimately earned her several recognitions in the hospitality industry.
She studied Business Administration at the University of Benin and has attended numerous advanced development training courses, both locally and internationally. She is a member of “Women in Hospitality", and is currently studying Financial Accounting.
Ms. Njokede is currently the Assistant General Manager at Kakanfoinn & Conference Centre. She is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of the company.
When she is not strategically planning, she is traveling, reading, working out, listening to music, and walking the shores of a beach.
Ms. Njokede has 2 children.
Mr. Akorede Yusuf is a 2009 graduate of Banking and Finance (HND) from The Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria, and qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 2015.
Mr. Akorede started his career in the hospitality industry with Golden Tulip Owu Crown, Ibadan in 2015 at the entry-level and got promoted up to the managerial level. He was also a pioneer member of the team that launched The Yacht Hotel, Lagos.
He assumed the office of the Assistant General Manager – Finance & Accounts of Kakanfo Inn & Conference Centre in September 2022 and is responsible for the implementation of the financial and accounting policies of the company.
He is happily married and has a daughter.
Mr. Ayoola Kolawole Ojo graduated in 2005 from the Polytechnic of Ibadan with a diploma in Marketing and also holds a Higher National Diploma in Safety and Security Management from the Rivers State Polytechnic. In 2008, he Chartered in Administrative Management, from the National Institute of Management.
He is also a trained banker, a South Africa tourism specialist, and a member of the National Association of Travel and Tourism.
Mr. Ayoola Kolawole Ojo started his hospitality management career in 2010 and has acquired a wide range of experiences in the hotel industry, including roles as a Human Resources Manager, Hotel Manager, and General Manager.
He joined Kakanfo Inn & Conference Centre in November 2022 and is currently the Business Development Manager.
He is happily married with 3 children.
Mr. Joe John Okoebor graduated from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan with B.Sc. in Library Archival and Information Studies. He is a chartered health and safety personnel.
He got certified in Human Resource Management, as a professional course, and is also a certified Ambassador for liquid and solid waste management in 2007.
Mr. Joe John Okoebor started his professional career in the cosmetics industry with Expand Global Industries Limited from entry level as a junior manager in 2010 and got promoted to the senior managerial circle. He was one of the team members that made the acquisition of Henkel possible in Nigeria.
He assumed the office of the Human Resources Manager at Kakanfo Inn & Conference Centre on November 14th, 2022, and is responsible for Human Capital, Recruitment, Strategic Planning, and Policy formulation of the company.
He is happily married and has a son