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is the Executive Chairman of Trithel International Company Limited, Lagos.  Prior to founding Trithel in 1992, he distinguished himself at the highest levels of management and boards of major subsidiaries of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation as part of his extensive experience in the Nigerian Oil industry spanning 26 years.  

Chief Akpieyi was the Chief Executive of the Nigerian Petroleum Refining Company, Port Harcourt (1980-85), the General Manager of NNPC’s Pipelines Operations Division (1985-88), the first Managing Director of Warri Refining and Petrochemicals Company Limited (1988-90) and the Managing Director of National Engineering and Technical Company Limited (1990-91) from where he voluntarily retired.

Since 1992, he has consulted on Total Quality, ISO 9001, Strategic Management, Environmental and Human Capital Development and Human Resourcing issues for former African Petroleum Plc, former Intercontinental Bank Plc, Cakasa (Nigeria) Limited, Oando Nigeria Plc, Ashaka Cement Plc, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, IMC Ltd, Rockson Engineering Ltd, Arco Petrochemical and Engineering company and others in the manufacturing and service industries.  

Chief Akpieyi is a Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, Chemical Society of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Directors and the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He is a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and American Society for Quality.  Engr. Akpieyi, a former National President of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, is a British Standard Institute (BSI) Certified Provisional Quality Auditor and is listed in the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA).


She was born in London on 21st July 1969, the day the American Astronauts landed on the moon. She attended the Kindergarten School, Sea Shell, Port Harcourt from 1971 to 1973 and the high brow Fountain School, Surulere from 1974 to 1979 when she gained admission at barely 9 years into the prestigious Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC) Benin-City. She was a House prefect and graduated with a very good West African School Certificate (4As and 3Cs) at less than 14 years. On account of her tender age, she had a brief spell at the Emergency Science and Arts School, Onikan, before she gained admission into University of Jos to read History. She graduated with a Second Class Honours degree at 19. After completing her NYSC stint at the former Intercontinental Merchant Bank. She proceeded to the University of Reading, U.K. where she read law and gained her Bachelor’s degree in Law in 1994 and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1996.

Bawo Ikomi joined Trithel’s board of directors from inception in 1992 as a non-executive director until 2007 when she assumed the executive role of Human Resources Director.
She is married to Mr. Aboyowa Ikomi, and they have three adorable daughters.


is an Old boy of the famous Government College Ughelli and an alumnus of the premier University of Ibadan. A renowned professor of history at the University of Ibadan from October 1964 to October 1990, he was twice Head of Department of History (1976-1978 and 1988-1990) and Dean, Faculty of Arts,(1979-1981). He served as Director, Institute of African Studies from 1975-76, President of the Historical Society of Nigeria (1982-1986), Assistant Warder, Warden and Master of Kuti Hall (1964-1976). A Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria and the Founding President of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, Professor Obaro ikime is a prolific writer and author of the merchant prince of the Niger Delta (1968); Niger Delta Rivalry(1969); The Isoko People, The Fall of Nigeria (1977), Fifty Years of Brewing Excellence (A History of Nigerian Breweries Plc. (1946-1997); History, The Historian and The Nation (2006).

His meritorious and versatile service to Nigeria span his membership of the planning Committee of Ambrose Alli Unversity, Ekpoma; the Governing Council, Delta State University Abraka (2007); Governing Council, University of Sokoto and the Judiciary Commission of Inquiry into the affairs of FEDECO; the National Library Board and the Presidential Commission of Sports Adminitration. Venerable Professor Obaro Ikime also taught History at the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State.

Chief Abiodun A. Ehindero

is a non-executive Director of Trithel International Company limited. A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1965-68). He had a distingished career at the top management level of West African Portland Cement Plc spanning over 27 years. Chief Ehindero was a Field Sales Manager (1967-74), Area and Headquarters Sale/Marketing Manager (1975-85), General Manager Sales/marketing (1986-90), General Manager Commercail (199-92) and general Manager Personnel(1993-96). During his meritorious career, he attended numerous local and overseas courses on Field Sales and Sales Management, Distribution and Purchasing.

Mrs Mabel Omare Akpieyi

 is a non-executive director of Trithel International Company Limited, She was educated at Mary Mount College Agbor (1954-1960) before enrolling in the nursing profession at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, and graduated as silver medallist in 1966. She worked briefly in UCH before obtaining admission to pursue a midwifery programme at Marston-Green Hospital Birmingham, United Kingdom. She obtained her Midwifery Certification, SCM, in 1968 and was, thereafter, readily admitted to the prestigious Hammersmith Hospital, Shepherd bush, London for training as a Theatre Nurse. On returning to Nigeria in 1969, she was promptly absorbed as a Theatre Nurse in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos. She worked with legends like Professors Oritsejolomi Thomas, Amaku and Elebute and rapidly attained the position of a Nursing Sister. in 1971, she joined the employer of first choice , Shell Petroleum Development Company(SPDC), and rose to the headship of the Theatre Department at Shell\'s Hospital Umukoroshe Port - Haracourt. She moved to Lagos in 1974 and was re-absorbed in LUTH, Lagos Teaching Hospital as a Nursing Sister. She voluntarily retired from the Nursing profession in 1978.