Our Management Team

Adedamola Aré
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 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.



Oreoluwa Esan
Operations Manager - Events and Food and Beverage

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 Centre in 2018, became the Events Sales and Rooms Operation Manager in 2019, and is now the Company’s Operations Manager-Events and F&B.

She is responsible for Food & Beverage, Events Sales, and Events Operations.






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