Mr. Riches E. AVBENAGHA
Group Managing Director/CEO
Mr Avbenagha Riches is a Security Expert, Marketer, Farmer, and astute Businessman with a 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 by leveraging his vast knowledge and skills in 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 around the world.
Mrs. Olufunmilayo Morounikeji AVBENAGHA
A highly dedicated and resourceful business executive with significant experience in all aspects of corporate business operation, Mrs Olufunmilayo Avbenagha has to her credit a 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’s working career covers several industries including broadcasting, banking, agriculture, and 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 a Supervisory Officer in various Departments at the Allied Bank of Nigeria Plc. She has successfully managed several agricultural projects in Senior Executive Management positions.
Mrs Avbenagha has attended several management and skills development training including Aquaculture training by the Federal School of Oceanography. Since joining Trends Ventures as Executive Director, she has in no small measure 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 of professional working experience, Mr Daniel Eboh was educated at the famous Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife where he bagged a 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 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 of 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, and 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 the delivery of world-class professional services and the attainment of corporate goals and objectives. He has attended several financial and management training 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. 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 the 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 the 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 a high level of enthusiasm and ability to motivate and lead the Sales/Marketing team achieving a proven track record of reaching targets and 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
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 pieces of training which has today made him 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 at 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 of the coordination of projects.
Engr. Ashonibare is a professionally trained Engineering expert and has attended numerous technical pieces of training 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. Joshua Oladeji BAYEWU
Mr. Bayewu attended the Government Technical College, Oshogbo where he studied Engineering and specialized in Electrical Installation and Regulations before undergoing professional training 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 training including the Power System training jointly organized by Africa Energy and BAS Associates Consulting Limited as well as the HSE Training organized 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. Ajala Kayode
Mr. Ajala Kayode is a graduate of Economics from Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Nigeria.
With over 20 years working experience in manufacturing, safety and chemical industries. Among these are; Niger Cedar Industries, Seydel Industry Limited, Kayem Industry Limited and SIL Chemicals Limited.
Attributes and Qualities are sales and marketing professional, dynamic, results-oriented and a thorough understanding of Nigeria’s traditional market with a track record of increasing income and developing enduring connections with clients.
Quite experienced in leading cross-functional teams, creating and implementing marketing initiatives. committed to providing solutions that have effects, original ideas, and superior communication abilities.
Mr. Ajala is the Group Head, Sales and Marketing at Trends Ventures Group.
Mr. Opeyemi Nicholas
Graduate of Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State in the field of Computer Engineering Technology.
Mr. Opeyemi Nicholas began his career as a System Administrator with Zenith Bank after working as an IT trainee with significant responsibilities in satellite transmission uplink, data processing, downlink setup, and computer system maintenance and repairs.
After that, he worked as an ICT officer at Mictec International Schools and other roles as Sales Engineer and IT Supervisor/Teacher before starting his employment as an ICT and Network Engineer at Trends Ventures. He managed, repairs, install software, configure Network CCTV, wireless CCTV and Smoke detectors. He also oversee ICT equipment purchase and consumables for Trends Ventures and Feed Mills.
Mr. Nicholas is a fantastic employee that is dedicated to taking on issues head-on and is teachable, innovative, and problem-solving.
Mr. Uhrihri AVBENAGHA
Uhrihri is an Architecture (BSc.) & Project management in construction (MSc.) graduate who has years of post-graduate experience in construction & engineering projects, before joining TVL full-time.
He currently manages the purchasing & property departments in TVL simultaneously, while also assisting our field engineers when the need arises with relevant construction skills.
Uhrihri also holds certifications for Agile, Scrum & Lean management. Other skills include, but are not limited to graphics design, interior & furniture design, quality management, scrum master, opportunity & risk management, stakeholder management, vendor management, capacity, effort & duration estimation, as well as practical knowledge of SDLC.