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 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 became the Chairman in March 2020. He is responsible for the long term strategy of the company.

Kayode Anifowose
Assistant General Manager

Mr. Kayode Anifowose is a 1996 graduate of Accounting (HND) from Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State. He also obtained PGD and MSc degrees from Lagos State University in 2002 and 2004 respectively.

Mr. Anifowose has over 2 decades of experience delivering exceptional services across the hospitality, construction, and oil & gas sectors, and held managerial positions in operations with Best Western Hotel, Bar Beach Victoria Island, Lagos, and Whispering Palms Hotel & Resort Badagry, Lagos.

Mr. Anifowose assumed office as the Assistant General Manager of Kakanfo Inn & Conference Centre on July 1, 2020, and he is responsible for the general operations of the company.

Rukayat Durodola
Principal Manager

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 in July 2019.

She is responsible for the Finance and Accounts, Security, and Administration of the Company.

The first university to be set up in Nigeria was the University of Ibadan (1948)