Mr. Riches E. AVBENAGHA

Group Managing Director/CEO

Mr. Avbenagha Riches is an Security Expert, Marketer, Farmer, and an astute Businessman with great sense of success in managing businesses. He is currently the Group Managing Director/CEO of Trends Group including Trends Ventures Limited, Trends Feed Mill Limited, Trends Farm Limited, and Hyco & Trends Assets Limited. He heads the strategic management of the Group operations bringing enormous growth and development to the Group leveraging on his vast knowledge and skills on Corporate Governance  Mr. Avbenagha is a passionate leader with first class industrious ability and energy to get things done. Riches (as he is fondly called) is indeed an enigma who works beyond standard norms. He is educated with broad knowledge of all current economic, social and regulatory issues. He is an inspiring and motivational entrepreneur who has consistently remained a first- rate level of achiever in pushing performance improvement ensuring that corporate objectives and expectations are accomplished.  Mr. Riches Avbenagha is widely travelled within and outside Nigeria and has attended numerous management courses and conferences in different professional fields, including but not limited to, security equipment supply and installations, agriculture, manufacturing, sales and marketing, supply chain, and real estate. Mr. Avbenagha has also attended several International Exhibitions and trade fairs in various countries in the world.

Mrs. Olufunmilayo Morounikeji AVBENAGHA

Executive Director

A highly dedicated and resourceful business executive with significant experience in all aspects of corporate business operation, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Avbenagha has to her credit proven record of fostering operational efficiency and organizational growth and development. She is Journalist, Marketer, Banker, Industrialist and Agricultural Expert. She was educated at Ogun State Polytechnic (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic) where she obtained OND in Mass Communication before proceeding to other reputable professional institutions to study Banking & Finance and other Management-related courses.

Mrs Avbenagha working career covers several industries including the broadcasting, banking, agriculture, commerce/trade, just to mention but a few. She worked briefly with the Lagos State Ministry of Information before joining Horizon Newspapers Limited as Programme Officer. Mrs. Avbenagha was also a Sales/Marketing Executive with the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) Management Authority and Supervisory Officer in various Departments at the Allied Bank of Nigeria Plc. She has successfully managed several agricultural projects at Senior Executive Management positions.

Mrs Avbenagha has attended several management and skills development trainings including Aquaculture training by the Federal School of Oceanography. Since joining Trends Ventures as Executive Director, she has in no small measures served as a positive influencer to employees deploying her humble and participative leadership disposition in implementing innovative and unconventional operational, sales, and marketing strategies. She is happily married with children.

Dr. Abdulsalam E. OGBEMUDIA

Group Chief Operating Officer

A highly dedicated and resourceful business executive with significant experience in all aspects of corporate business operation, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Avbenagha has to her credit proven record of fostering operational efficiency and organizational growth and development. She is Journalist, Marketer, Banker, Industrialist and Agricultural Expert. She was educated at Ogun State Polytechnic (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic) where she obtained OND in Mass Communication before proceeding to other reputable professional institutions to study Banking & Finance and other Management-related courses.

Mrs Avbenagha working career covers several industries including the broadcasting, banking, agriculture, commerce/trade, just to mention but a few. She worked briefly with the Lagos State Ministry of Information before joining Horizon Newspapers Limited as Programme Officer. Mrs. Avbenagha was also a Sales/Marketing Executive with the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) Management Authority and Supervisory Officer in various Departments at the Allied Bank of Nigeria Plc. She has successfully managed several agricultural projects at Senior Executive Management positions.

Mrs Avbenagha has attended several management and skills development trainings including Aquaculture training by the Federal School of Oceanography. Since joining Trends Ventures as Executive Director, she has in no small measures served as a positive influencer to employees deploying her humble and participative leadership disposition in implementing innovative and unconventional operational, sales, and marketing strategies. She is happily married with children.

Mr. Daniel O. EBOH

Group General Manager (Audit & Internal Control/Risk Management)

A Chartered Accountant with over 30 years professional working experience, Mr. Daniel Eboh was educated at the famous Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife where he bagged the BSc degree in Accounting. He is an Alumnus of the Pan African University (Lagos Business School). He is a trained and experienced Auditor, Management Accountant and financial expert. He worked with Nosak group as Group Audit Manager for over 11 years after his initial professional working experience with Odili Okechukwu & Co (Chartered Accountants) and Novelty Investments Limited (a Finance Company). Mr. Eboh is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), both of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Mr. Eboh is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, both headquartered in the USA. He is a focused and easy-going gentleman that is strongly proficient in the in the use of computer application software such as Advanced Excel and Account Packages including, but not limited to, Pastel, Peachtree, and Quickbook.

Mr. Oluwafemi C. ORIADE

Group Head (Finance)

Mr. Oluwafemi Oriade graduated with an HND in Accountancy from The Polytechnic, Ibadan and MBA in Marketing Management from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. He also possesses a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management from the same University. He is a certified Chartered Accountant with over 23 years professional working experience in reputable companies comprising Flash Oil and Gas Limited, Nosak Group, and Layland Paints Limited serving as Group Accountant, Senior Finance Manager, Accounts Manager respectively.

Mr. Oriade is an experienced accounting and financial management expert with vast experience in financial planning, process flow, budgeting, resource allocation, and bottom-line improvement. He is passionate about productivity improvement and process efficiency through delivery of world-class professional services and attainment of corporate goals and objectives. He has attended several financial and management trainings including IFRS Modules 1 & 2, Total Quality Management and Business Re-Engineering, Budget Planning & Implementation, Capacity Building and Excellent Customer Relations. He is highly knowledgeable in the use of accounting software applications such as Sage, Pastel, Peachtree, Softcode, Master and Integra.

Mr. Kolawole J. AKODU

Group Human Resources/Admin Manager

A Chartered Accountant with over 30 years professional working experience, Mr. Daniel Eboh was educated at the famous Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife where he bagged the BSc degree in Accounting. He is an Alumnus of the Pan African University (Lagos Business School). He is a trained and experienced Auditor, Management Accountant and financial expert. He worked with Nosak group as Group Audit Manager for over 11 years after his initial professional working experience with Odili Okechukwu & Co (Chartered Accountants) and Novelty Investments Limited (a Finance Company). Mr. Eboh is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), both of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Mr. Eboh is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, both headquartered in the USA. He is a focused and easy-going gentleman that is strongly proficient in the in the use of computer application software such as Advanced Excel and Account Packages including, but not limited to, Pastel, Peachtree, and Quickbook.

Mr. Olusegun PEARSE

Sales/Marketing Manager & Acting Business Head of Trends Security & safety Division

When it comes to selling and marketing, Mr. Olusegun Pearse has so far played a highly significant pivotal role in achieving success story of Trends Ventures Limited specifically in the sales and marketing of security and safety equipment and installation and maintenance for clients. He has a comprehensive understanding of the company’s products and services, and has been a top performer in management of sales and engineering contracts. Mr. Pearse attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Osun State and graduated with a B.ED degree with Second Class Upper Division in Social Studies. He afterwards did several professional Management programs to develop and sharpen his managerial knowledge and skills.

 

Before joining Trends Ventures Limited in 2007, Mr. Pearse worked with Poly Ventures Limited, Ibadan as Quality Control Officer and with Latmos Comprehensive College, Lagos as Vice Principal (Academics). Since he joined the services of Trends Ventures Limited, Mr. Pearse has demonstrated positive initiatives and good business sense with high level of enthusiasm and ability of motivating and leading the Sales/Marketing team achieving proven track record of reaching targets bringing to bear the positive impacts of the International Seminars and Exhibitions on Security and Safety that he has attended within and outside Nigeria

Engr. Sunday N. ASHONIBARE

Engineering Manager

Engr. Sunday Ashonibare a Kwara State Polytechnic trained Electrical/Electronics Engineer. He also has to his credit a Diploma in Data Processing. After obtaining his HND from the polytechnic, Engr. Ashonibare sharpened his technical skills by undergoing several professional trainings which has today made him to be Microsoft Certified System Administrator with vast knowledge and skills in computer software and software including installation, maintenance and repairs as well as in computer network design, implementation and maintenance. He is proficient in the installation, configuration and maintenance of all forms of security and safety equipment and devices.

Engr. Ashonibare’s working career commenced Megahertz Communications Limited where he had a stint as the Network Engineer. After that, he joined Spears Dowell Nigeria Limited as the Installation Engineer achieving a lot of technical milestones for the company. His next employer before joining Trends Ventures in 2018 was Redleaf Solutions Limited where he was the Senior Technical Officer in charge coordination of projects. Engr. Ashonibare is a professionally trained Engineering expert and has attended numerous technical trainings comprising Kantech Intevo & Entrapass installation certification, Gent Certified System Integration certification, and Cisco Certified Network certification; just to mention but a few. He has brought his characteristic innovative ideas and industrious attitude to bear since he joined Trends Ventures Limited contributing positively to the growth and development of the company.

Mr. Adekunle ONIFADE

Group Information Communication Administrator

Mr. Adekunle Onifade studied at the Lagos State University where he graduated with a BSc degree in Computer Science. He possesses several professional certifications including Diplomas in Computer Engineering, Website Design, and Desktop Publishing. He is a certified Programmer and VSAT expert. Before joining Trends Ventures Limited, he worked as Server Administrator, with Bemil Nigeria Limited after initially having a successful ICT-related working career with Rodicom Nigeria Limited, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Zeedlab, and Realhatt Ventures Nigeria Limited.

Mr. Onifade has great competences in computer engineering, networking, server administration web page and graphic designs, fireworks and Microsoft office suites. He is technically skilled with hands-on -experience in the installation, use and maintenance of IT equipment and devices.

Mr. Onifade has attended several professional and leadership trainings including the leadership training at the famous Citizenship and Leadership Training Center operated by the Federal Ministry of Youths Development, Abuja. He is a self-motivated, hardworking and innovative team leader. His hobbies include research, reading, and listening to music.

Mr. Joshua Oladeji BAYEWU

Group Purchasing Supervisor

Mr. Bayewu attended the Government Technical College, Oshogbo where he studied Engineering and specialised Electrical Installation and Regulations before undergoing professional trainings in Procurement and Supply Chain Management.  Mr. Bayewu’s working career commenced at Watchtower Bible and Tract Society where he worked as Assistant Purchasing Manager. After that, he joined Family Foods Limited initially as Maintenance Officer and later as the General Operations Officer. Before joining Trends ventures Limited in 2005, he was the Direct Sales Representative of Vanguard Media Limited.

Mr. Joshua Bayewu is one of the oldest employees of Trends Group. He is a highly dedicated and exceptionally honest employee that selflessly works beyond standard norms. He has attended several professional and leadership trainings including the Power System training jointly organised by Africa Energy and BAS Associates Consulting Limited as well as the HSE Training organised by the Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals. He is a God-fearing and highly supportive gentleman. His hobbies include football, table tennis and meeting people.

Mr. Stephen Onomiwo ABRAHAM

Warehouse/Inventory Supervisor

Mr. Stephen Abraham is a Business management and supply chain professional with expertise and hands-on-experience in Storekeeping, Procurement, Accounting, and Business Administration. He possesses HND in Business Administration from the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu. Mr. Abraham’s working career commenced at Delightful Affairs Limited initially as Storekeeper and later as Procurement Officer and Administrative Officer. After a successful career with Delightful Affairs Limited, he moved to Brian Integrated Systems Limited where he served as Accounts Officer before joining Trends Ventures Limited.