NICHEM Ventures Limited was incorporated on 24th July, 1992 as a holding company that would oversee the management of the industrial estate established by the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE) and engage in other commercial activities.
In January 1996 NICHEM Industrial Estate Company Limited “NIEL” was incorporated to manage the 100 acres of industrial estate land acquired along Idiroko Road in Ota, Ogun State. The Authorized share capital of the company on incorporation was #10,000,000 divided into 10,000,000 Ordinary shares of #1.00 each.
The incorporation of “NIEL” necessitated that NICHEM Ventures Limited be reorganized to the status of an Engineering Consultancy/Business Development outfit as a result of which the Board of Directors of the company was reconstituted in 1996 with late Engr. S.A. Kufeji – a seasoned Chemical Engineer, as Chairman.
The Board is currently being chaired by Engr. D. A. Adeyemo FNSChE with the support of an experienced and knowledgeable board of directors.
The Company is the Business development arm of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers that is positioned to harness the collective expertise of Nigerian Chemical Engineers at home and abroad.
NVL is fast positioning itself as an Engineering Consultancy company with interest in trading activities in petroleum and its derivatives. Our business focus also includes:
· Project Engineering and Management services
· Plant Process Design and Construction.
· Engineering Consultancy Services to Government and Government Agencies
· Provision of technical advisory services to Government
· Technical Audits - In environmental, health and safety in the oil, gas and manufacturing industries
· Manpower Recruitment Development.
· Plant Maintenance and Servicing.
· Manufacturer’s Representative
· Business Support Services.
· Joint Venture Partner.
· Trading in petroleum and Petrochemical products etc.
v BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXPECTEDLY COMPRISES CHEMICAL ENGINEERS WITH DISTINGUISHED RECORDS OF SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE IN INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT
v DIRECTORS BRING OVER 200 YEARS OF RICH SENIOR TECHNICAL AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE TO THE BOARD
1) ENGR. D. A. ADEYEMO FNSChE CHAIRMAN
2) ENGR. DR. B. O. MAKANJUOLA FNSChE DIRECTOR
3) ENGR. M. M. BELLO FNSChE DIRECTOR
4) ADEOLA ADELANWA MNSChE DIRECTOR
5) ENGR. A. A. BADIRU FNSChE DIRECTOR
6) M. B. K. ASAYE MNSChE DIRECTOR
7) ENGR. DR. INNOCENT AKUVUE FNSChE DIRECTOR
CHAIRMAN - ENGR DAVID A. ADEYEMO FNSChE
Engr. David Adewunmi Adeyemo attended Government College Ibadan for his Secondary Education.
The Polytechnic Ibadan for his A level and the University of Lagos where he obtained both Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and Master Degree in Business Administration.
He has attended various Professional Courses at home and abroad including Senior Management Courses at the Prestigious Harvard Business School in the U.S.A.
He’s had a career in Engineering and Commercial Related Activities Spanning over Twenty-Five years. At various times he held different positions including Engr. with NNPC Refinery Warri, Sales Engineer Mobil Ltd, Project Manager – General Oil Ltd and General Manager with Summit Oil International Ltd.
He is the Chief Executive Officer of Davechem Group which includes Davechem Industries Ltd. He is a committed fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers. He has won several awards including the NSChE Presidential Awards and is and currently serving as the chairman on the Board of Nichem Ventures.
Engr. Adeyemo is a specialist in process engineering, operations research and planning and project management.
DIRECTOR – ENGR. DR. BAMIDELE OSUOLALE MAKANJUOLA FNSChE
Dr. Bamidele Osuolale Makanjuola studied at Government College Ibadan for his GCE A-Level Cert. HSC; University of Ife, Ile-Ife for his B.Sc. Chemical Eng. For which he graduated with 1st Class Honours and then University of Technology Loughborough, UK for both M. Sc Chemical Eng. (Process Eng. & Econs.) Ph. D Chemical Eng. (Polymer Sci. special)
He is a Commonwealth scholar (1977 – 1980) and has attended various strategic courses/industrial visits worldwide
Some notable positions held in the past are not limited to the following:
Production Manager Vitafoam Nig. Plc.
Assistant General Manager.PFM Consulting Ltd
Principal Partner TEMM Consulting Ltd.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Vitafoam Nigeria Plc.
He is currently Non-Executive Director, Vitafoam Ghana Limited and DN Tyres Plc. He is also currently the Chairman on the board of Vitapur Nigeria Limited, Vitafoam Sierra Leone Limited and Vitafoam Nigeria Plc
He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers to mention a few professional bodies
He loves reading and material/product design
DIRECTOR – ENGR. BELLO M. MOHAMMED FNSChE
Engr. Bello M. Mohammed attended Government College, Keffi, Barewa College, Zaria and then Moscow Automobile & Road Building Institute - Moscow Petroleum Institute he holds a first degree in B.Sc (Hons) Chemical Engineering and also M.Sc Process Control Engineering
He had the Highest Average Score for the 1977 Graduating Year Moscow Petroleum Institute in Chemical Process Control Engineering and has also won the NNPC GMD Merit Award for work at PPMC/CRC1990.
Since completing training in 1977, has obtained over 27 years experience in Technical Research and Development, Engineering, Procurement & Construction, Business Consulting, Business Development & Planning, Refinery and Petrochemicals Plant Operations & Technical Services & Audit Functions and various other aspects of Petroleum & Gas Industry within and outside NNPC/Nigeria at Supervisory and Management levels.
He is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
He speaks Hausa, English, Russian and French (Passable).
He takes special interest in International Affairs, World Economics, Security, Political and Cultural Developments, Outdoor Sports (Tennis, Golf) Traveling and Reading.
DIRECTOR - ENGR ADEKOLA A. BADIRU FNSChE
Engr Adekola Badiru graduated from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (Now ObafemiAwolowo University) in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He holds a Post graduate Diploma in Technology Management from NACETEM/OAU a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Science and technology based in the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Process Engineering from the University of Lagos. He is a proven HAZOP Facilitator and training facilitator in engineering and management for the Oil and gas and Manufacturing sectors.
Adekola Badiru is a certified Associate of the OPCW based in The Hague, The Netherlands, since 2006 culminating in his improved capacity as a leadership and Management Skills- including Safe Work practices, trainer with expertise in Leadership, Team Working, Health and Safety Management, HAZOP/HAZID, Problem Solving and Communication.
Engr. Badiru has over 20 years’ experience in engineering project management, engineering and technical services including process safety, techno-economic studies on engineering infrastructures, Industrial process engineering consultancy etc. He has worked at various times for the following organizations; Research and Development Division of the NNPC, Lenoil Petroleum and Petrochemicals Ltd and NICHEM Ventures Ltd. He has been a Consultant to HENI/OKLNG and BGPENL (British Gas Nigeria).
Formerly General Manager of the Consultancy arm of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers before his invitation as Director at Amazon Energy Engineering Group
His innovative and quality management training and skills acquisition/development ideas led to the creation of QARIMA Technologies Limited in 2007 of which he is the Business Director. QARIMA Technologies Limited over the last three years has provided bespoke operational and QHSE solutions to a commendable list of clientele including Matrix Energy Group, Honeywell Oil and Gas, Phoenix Oil and Aiteo Group among others.
Engr. Badiru has attended many courses at home and abroad at renowned institutions including the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK and the University of Technology, Delfth in the Netherlands.
He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, Member of the Nigerian Society of engineers and a registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.
DIRECTOR - MORUFU BABATUNDE KOLAWOLE ASAYE
MBK Asaye attended Lagos Sec Comm Acad. Obanikoro Lagos for his WASC; Lagos State Polytechnic Isolo Lagos for the Higher School Certificate and the University of Lagos, Lagos for his first and masters degree in Chemical
He has in time past worked as a Chemical Engineer for NYCIL LIMITED Ota Ogun State Nigeria and as a Production Supervisor for Fisco-Chemical Nigeria Limited, Surulere Lagos however, he is presently the presently the General Manager for Lube Oils Limited; a Petroleum/Oil Marketing company.
MBK Asaye has been engaged in several Projects, Researches and Designs requiring his special skills.
He has designed and supervised the construction of Effluent Waste Plant, 1000 Litre Batch Kettle Reactor, Shell and Tube condenser for solvent distillation amongst a host of others.
He speaks English and Yoruba fluently.
DIRECTOR – ENGR. DR. INNOCENT AKUVUE FNSChE
Dr. Akuvue attended St. Francis College Otukpo for his secondary education and Anambra State University of Technology Enugu (Now ESUT) for his first degree in Chemical Engineering.
In 1988, he was employed as a pupil Engineer by Greenway Industries Limited, Port Harcourt where he rose to the position of production superintendent and was one of the first Nigerians to work on downstream Ammonia processing, filling anhydrous ammonia into cylinders and producing ammonia solutions of different concentrations.
He also worked as project engineer with Fellows Chemical Industry Ltd, Port Harcourt from 1992 till 1996 when he quit to take over family business GGI International (Nig) Limited as the first Chairman/CEO. He has taken the company to great heights and reckoning.
Under his leadership, GGI got the exclusive rights to distribute GE Water & Processes Technologies Chemicals & Support Services in Nigeria. He also successfully led GGI to attain three major certifications in the industry, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001 (i.e. for Quality Management, Safety and Environment respectively)
He was honoured with Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) (Honoris Causa) in 2011 by Enugu State University of Science and Technology, where he currently serves as a member of the University Governing Council and member of the University Board of Trustees (BOT).
He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Nigerian society of Engineers; senior mmber of the American Institute of chemical engineers and a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers
Dr. Akuvue is presently the Vice Chairman of NSChE, Rivers/Bayelsa Chapter and \chairman, Nigerian Content andcareers committee of the Nigerian society of engineers,port Harcourt.
He is a knight of the catholic church of the order St John int’l (Ksji) and holds a chieftaincy title of Enyioma in Umunokwu-Okwuato Aboh Mbais, Imo State, Nigeria.
He is happily married to Betty with three wonderful children.
He loves playing golf; exercising at the gym; watching soccer and Nigerian movies. He is widely travelled.
v ALL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SERVE AS PART-TIME CONSULTANTS AND PROJECT TEAM LEADERS AS NECESSARY
v COMPANY ALSO HAS AS ITS DISPOSAL THE SERVICES OF MANY CHEMICAL ENGINEERS IN PRACTICE IN DIVERSE AREAS OF INDUSTRY AND IN THE ACADEMIA/RESEARCH.
v IN PARTICULAR, THESE INCLUDE HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED CHEMICAL ENGINEERS WHO HAVE HELD POSITIONS OF VERY HIGH RESPONSIBILITY IN THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY IN THE PAST.
v PROJECT TEAMS ARE ESTABLISHED TO EXECUTE SPECIFIC PROJECTS/BRIEFS TO CONCLUSION.
v THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER SERVES AS COORDINATING CONSULTANT USUALLY.
AREAS OF INTEREST / EXPERIENCE
Some of our areas of strength and interests include:
v TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION/ APPRAISAL/SELECTION
v STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT
v SECTORAL REVIEWS
v TECHNO-ECONOMIC STUDIES
v PLANTS AND ASSETS VALUATION
v PLANT MAINTANANCE AND SERVICING
v PROCESS EVALUATION AND IMPROVEMENT
v PROJECT ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES
v SAFETY/ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND REVIEWS
v PLANT/PROCESS DESIGN STUDIES AND REVIEWS
v MAN POWER RECRUITMENT DEVELOPMENT
v MANUFACTURERS REPRESENTATIVE
v BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES
v JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIPS
v TRADING IN PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTS
v PETROLEUM/ENERGY INDUSTRY
v PROCESS INDUSTRY
o FOOD/AGRO-ALLIED AND BIOCHEMICALS
o SOLID MINERALS
v MULTILATERAL AGENCIES
1. Client: RAW MATERIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (RMRDC)
i) DESIGN REVIEW OF:
· SPRAY DRYER
· KILISHI PROCESSING PLANT
· APPLICATION SOFTWARE FOR THE DESIGN OF PROCESS PLANTS
ii) REVIEW OF TECHNICAL PROPOSALS AND ADVISORY SERVICES FOR:
· BENISEED OIL PROJECT
· SHEANUT BUTTERPROJECT
· KENAF PROCESSING PLANT PROJECT
· SALT PRODUCTION PROJECT
· ESSENTIAL OILS EXRACTION PROJECT
iii) TECHNICAL EVALUATION/REACTIVATION PLAN FOR:
· SODA ASH PLANT, MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE
· TALC PROCESSING PLANT, KAGARA, NIGER STATE
· GLAZIER PUTTY PLANT, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE
· INDUSTRIAL GRADE KAOLIN PLANT, KANKARA, KATSINA STATE
iv) MONITORING CONSULTANTS FOR:
· COMMISSIONING OF FERTILIZER BLENDING PLANT, ENUGU
· REVAMP OF PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE KAOLIN PLANT,KANKARA, KATSINA STATE
· PHOSPHATE MILLING PLANT,IFO, OGUN STATE
v) SURVEYS OF:
· INDIGENOUS PROCESS EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERES IN LAGOS AND OGUN STATES
· SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES IN LAGOS STATE
2. Client: MAGNARTIS FINANCE AND INVESTMENT LTD; LAGOS
TECHNICAL ADVISORY SERVICES FOR PRIVATISATION PROPOSAL FOR
· NAFCON, PORT-HARCOURT
· NIGERIAN SUGAR COMPANY, BACITA, KWARA STATE
· LAFIAGI SUGAR COMPANY, LAFIAGI, KWARA STATE
3. NATIONAL CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY MANGEMENT, (NACETEM), O.A.U ILE-IFE, OSHUN STATE
SURVEY AND EVALUATION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN SELECTED INDUSTRIAL SUB-SECTORS
4. VITAL GASES LTD; OTTA, OGUN STATE
FEASIBILIY STUDIES AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT SEVICES FOR INDUSTRIAL GAS PLANT AT OTTA, OGUNSTATE.
- SRI CONSULTING, HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA
- TECHNICAL AND CONSULTING SERVICES WORLWIDE
- OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN USA AND INTERNATIONALLY
- SPECIAL FOCUS ON ENERGY AND PROCESS INDUSTRIES
- AFFILIATION FOR MAJOR PROJECTS/STUDIES ESPECIALLY FOR GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES