By Anthony Nwachukwu
Executive Director, SIFAX Off Dock Nigeria Limited, Capt. Ibraheem Olugbade, has been conferred Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Nigeria.
CILT President, Mrs. Mfon Usoro, said at the event in Lagos that the new awardees comprised leading figures who have distinguished themselves in the field of logistics and transport in their various organisations over the years.
Olugbade, who has been a transport and logistics expert with over 30 years’ experience, is currently the executive director overseeing all the SIFAX Group inland container depots. He was Nigeria’s erstwhile Alternate Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London from 2011 to 2016.
He holds a post-graduate diploma in Maritime Transport Management from the Nautical Institute for Technology, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, and Master Class Revalidation Certificate from the University of Tasmania, Australia, and Australian Maritime College, Launceston, Tasmania.
He also holds 1st & 2nd Mate Certificate of Competency from Arab Maritime Transport Academy, Alexandria, Egypt, and a National Diploma in Nautical Science from the Maritime Academy of Nigeria.
His professional experience spans various maritime organisations, both locally and internationally, including the Nigerian National Shipping Lines (NNSL), the Nigerian Ports Authority, where he served variously as harbour master at different ports and rose to the position of assistant general manager.
He also served at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, where he was deputy director, Maritime Survey and Certification, and Director, Maritime Safety and Security.
Responding to the honour, Olugbade lauded CILT for the recognition and promised to contribute more to the development of the maritime industry and be a good ambassador of the institute.