Our Leadership

Our Leadership

Gbenga Onabanjo

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He is also founder and managing partner of GYB Consults Ltd, a design and
build outfit set up in 1987. He is a member of the Nigeria Institute of Architects.
His expertise includes but not limited to Construction, Project Management,
Spatial Design and Management. He has worked and consulted for various
architectural outfits before setting up GYB Consults Ltd

Arc. Onabanjo holds a masters’ degree in Environment Design and Architecture
from the University of Lagos, where he finished in 1982. An alumnus of the
Pan-Atlantic University (Lagos Business School), where he attended the Chief
Executives Programme (CEP) in 2002. He has also participated in several
seminars and courses on the Environment home and abroad.

Arc. Onabanjo is a passionate environmentalist with love for sustainable
designs for the environment; he is the founder of GO-FORTE FOUNDATION, an
NGO set up for the restoration of the environment.

Emmanuel Odemayowa

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Emmaunel Odemayowa is a transformational business leader with over 15 years working experience; in developing innovative solutions, analyzing complex situations, turning strategy into action with cross-functional business knowledge to catalyze change transformation and drive success. 

 Emmanuel Odemayowa holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the London School of Business & Finance and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in English Language and Literature from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. 

He attended the Owner Manager Programme at the Pan-Atlantic University (Lagos Business School) and has also participated in several trainings in Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing.

 In the course of his career, Emmanuel Odemayowa worked with the Economic Growth and Development Centre, Abuja, where he was fully involved in research projects spanning National Planning and Development Issues. He later moved to the real estate sector as pioneer Business Development Manager with a frontline real estate firm in Nigeria, after-which he became the Managing Director of Ambassage Properties Limited (A Commercial Real Estate Development Firm), where he spearheaded
the growth and expansion of the Ambassage Group; which also includes: The Sage Homes (The luxury homes subsidiary of the business).

He serves as the Group Managing Director, Cavalli Business & Investment Group.

Abubakar Sheriff

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Abubakar Sheriff (B.ENG, MNSE, COREN) is a 1995 civil engineering graduate from the University of Ilorin Nigeria. Since graduation, he has been involved in construction activities for more than Twenty years. His sphere of experience includes the supervision for the construction
of access roads to oil locations, dredging of swamps to accommodate heavier barges, construction of town and village roads with culverts and bridges. All these were done in Delta State and Kwara State between 1996 and 2001.

 He worked with Franki piles of South Africa between year 2002 and 2004 and was involved in the construction of major piling and marine contracts. He was with Grinaker process engineering also of South Africa and was the project engineer and later civil works manager for the construction of 90million litres capacity Folawiyo energy refined petroleum storage facilities in Apapa Lagos between 2005 and 2006.
 He later worked with CAT construction group ltd as a project manager between 2006 and 2008 where he handled the construction of infrastructure for Arcadia groove estate (5 hectare) and Peace Garden estate (20 hectares) both in the lekki axis of Lagos state. 

He was with Suru Group Ltd between 2008 and 2010 where he supervised the complete construction of 112 rooms capacity hotel project (Best western hotel, Allen Avenue), construction of 58 units terrace houses (on four locations in Ikeja GRA), construction of the group head office, construction of 225 rooms hotel (Retaining wall, Sheet piles and piling work completed) and construction of 20 rooms guest house. He was the project manager for the construction of 96 bedrooms Genesis court hotel in Ikeja GRA between July 2012 and December 2013.

 He joined Deluxe Residences in June 2014 as the head of the Project and Construction department , during his time, He oversaw and executed over fourteen major residential and mixed-use development building projects. He rose to Managing Director, Cavalli Projects & Designs . Abubakar Sheriff is a corporate member of the Nigerian society of engineers, registered with the council for the regulation of engineering in Nigeria and is happily married with children.

Eka Ekwem

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Eka Ekwem is a graduate of Economics from the University of Calabar. She is an Associate member of the Chattered institute of Personnel Management (CIPM). 

She has Professional Masters in Workforce & HR Analytics, Performance Management System, HR Business Partner & Internal Consulting and Strategic Human Resource Management. Eka Ekwem has a proven track record of Leadership and Management skills; she attended a Leadership Course on the “Essentials of Leadership” at the London Business School in the United Kingdom and also attended the Senior Management Programme at the Pan-Atlantic University (Lagos Business School, Nigeria). She has participated in several trainings in Marketing and Customer Service. 

She started her career in Human Resources many years ago as a Human Resource officer with Propertymart Real Estate Investment Limited. She also worked as a Senior Analyst with P4PE Institute, a Training / Recruitment /HR & Management Consulting firm in Ikeja, Lagos. She joined the Management team of Deluxe Residences as Head, Human Capital and currently the Chief Operation Officer (COO). She is a value bringer, an innovative solution-provider and has the combined expertise with the proven ability to strategize expansion into emerging global markets. She is the Group Head Human Capital for Cavalli Business & Investment Group.

Owoeye Adebanjo

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Banjo obtained his LL.B from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife more than a decade ago ad bagged his B.L from the Nigerian Law School afterwards. Since graduation, he has garnered experience of about a decade in different areas of corporate and commercial Law practice especially in Real Estate, Maritime, Intellectual Property and Probate Matters. He worked with Jawondo & Co a popular Law Firm in Ilorin, Nigeria as a Youth Corp Intern after which his performance won him an offer of full employment in the Law Firm. He later joined the Estate of O. Atobatele as an in-house solicitor. There, he managed legal matters relating to the Estates’ Real Property and Shares/Securities in more than thirty Nigerian Companies.

 Banjo worked in Lexx and Sophy, a law firm based in Maryland, Lagos as an associate, where he garnered experience in Real Estate, Shipping/Maritime, Customs, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Energy and Probate Matters. He later joined Grand Designs SAGE HOMES, a real estate company based in Lekki, Lagos as Head, Legal. At SAGE HOMES, he was part of all Joint Venture Transactions, Contract Negotiation & Drafting etc 

Banjo joined Deluxe Residences, member of Cavalli Business & Investment Group in 2014 as Legal Adviser and currently occupies the position of Company Secretary/ General Counsel & heads the Legal Division of the Cavalli Group.

 Banjo has undergone various leadership and management trainings in various organizations including a Management Programmme at the Lagos Business School. He is a chattered Secretary and Administrator; he is currently undergoing his LLM at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Orioye Simeon

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Orioye Simeon (ACA, MBA) is a B.SC Accounting graduate of the Ondo State, University (Adekunle Ajasin) Nigeria. He holds an MBA from the Lagos State, University (LASU) and is also a certified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Nigeria (ICAN).

 Orioye has over 12years work experience spanning across various industries, which includes Virgin Nigeria Airways Limited, where he started off in 2006 as a Customer Liaison Agent and later became a Corporate Finance Officer. In the course of his Career in 2011, Orioye worked with Goldbanc Management At Associates Limited, Lagos as a Finance Analyst (Investment Banking & Strategy) and later as the AG, Accountant.

 He joined Deluxe Residences, member of the Cavalli Business & Investment group in 2016 as a Senior Investment Analyst and rose to the Finance & Investment Manager, where he oversaw the Finance & Accounts Division. He currently serves as the Senior Finance & Investment Manager for the Cavalli Group & its members. Orioye is a brilliant Individual and brings onboard his wealth of expertise to the Group