Executive Profiles

  • CEO

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    Thomas O. Ogungbangbe

    Until recently, Thomas Ogungbangbe was a General Manager-Aviation Business at MRS Oil & Gas, seconded in 2009 to Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc as Aviation Marketing Manager-West Africa and later Group Aviation Manager-West & Central Africa working from the Lagos Office where he was the focal point for all aviation fuel work for Corlay /MRS group.

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    He also led the work of important industry groups, serving as member, ministerial committee on aviation fuel price & product availability. Thomas was the chairman of the management committee of Joint Aviation Facility in Kano owned by Total, Forte, Oando & MRS. He was also a management member of JUHI concourse owned by Conoil, Mobil, MRS, Forte,& Total.

    Thomas was a co-founder of SO Aviation (formerly Aviation Air & Land Services) during which he was Managing, Operations& Marketing Director at different times. His experience with Sahara covered a diverse portfolio of responsibilities ranging from engineering maintenance, marketing and into-plane operations through to strategic fuel procurement, market risk management and aviation insurance.

    Prior to Joining Sahara’ SO Aviation, he had a brief stint as the Aviation Commercial Manager of National Oil & Chemical Marketing Plc (now Conoil) in 2002 and later became the Aviation Operations Manager and Chief Responsibility Officer/Aviation Business Manager-Nigeria of Conoil Plc where he managed 14 airfields. He championed industry reforms like discharge by meter, & leakage prevention.

    Thomas is a scientist by training, holding a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. He also holds an MBA from University of Ilorin and also a Doctoral student in Business Administration in Herriot –watt University, U.K. His doctoral research work focused on jet fuel and the impact of importation to 3rd world on supply, distribution and price.

  • Management Team

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    General Manager: Finance and Admin

    Ayowale Olatiilu

    Mr Ayowale Olatiilu started his career with Gateway bank Plc (now Access Bank) after graduating from prestigious Yaba College of Technology, Lagos with Higher National Diploma in Accounting. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He holds MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He has extensive and wealth of experience in Banking, Manufacturing and Oil & Gas industry that span Treasury, Finance, Controls and Audit.

    General Manager: Operation

    Olasinbo Betiku

    Olasimbo Sunday Betiku is a multi-skill Professional Engineer, who is the General Manager Aviation Fuel Operations and Quality Control of CITA Aviation Fuelling Company with over 12 airfield presence in Nigeria.

    He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria with Second Class (Upper Division) in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds an MBA (Specialising in International Business Management) from Lagos State University, Ojo. He is a registered Engineer with Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and Member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). Olasimbo who is a trained IATA International Fuel Quality Pools (IFQP) Inspector, is also a professional member of International Facilities Management Association of America. He is an Oil and Gas (Aviation) industry champion with professional membership of: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Energy Institute of London, and Project Management Institute of United States of America. He has attended several local and international training.

    General Manager: Human Capital

    Olasunkade Azeez

    Ola Azeez started his working career with the Nigerian Bottling Company PLC, (Coca cola) immediately after graduation in 1991 and served the Company for 18 meritorious years in various capacities that prepared him for subsequent value-creating career path. He was the Plant Personnel Manager for Mushin, Enugu and Asejire, a Trainer, Acting Sales Manager, Business Process Management System Specialist and Corporate Training Manager/Head of Learning Centre a senior management position that gave him the opportunity to development human capital and organizational capacity of the world brand conglomerate in Nigeria.

  • Depot Team

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    • Technical Manager

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      Olumoyin Olubunmi

      OLUMOYIN Olubunmi is the Operations Manager, with 7 years of successful experience and training in HSE. He has is Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos and NEBOSH certified in Occupational Health and Safety. His expertise has been developed in ExxonMobil Aviation. He is the Depot Superintendent in CITA Lagos.

    • Lagos Superintendant

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      OGUNMOLA Tunbosun

      OGUNMOLA Tunbosun is a mechanical engineering graduate from Yaba College of Technology Lagos. He has over 15years experience in aviation operations and inventory control which took him to different levels in companies like Texaco, Chevron and MRS Oil Nigeria Plc until recently he join CITA Petroleum as the Depot Superintendent in Port Harcourt.

    • Regional Aviation Manager - North

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      Tope S Oyelami

      A dedicated and customer service professional who has HND in Marketing at Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State, Nigeria and BA (Hons.) in Marketing and Business at University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland, UK. He is an associate member of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN), and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK.
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  • Staff Strength

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    At CITA, we believe that guaranteed customer satisfaction begins with high employee competence and experience. Our staffs are amongst the brightest and most dedicated employees, with relevant experiences that cut across oil & gas industry. 
    Our current staff strength is listed below:

    Directors (4 in number)
    Management Staff (7 in number)
    Senior Staff (12 in number)
    Junior Staff (42 in number)

    We have other 40 supportive staff in Lagos, Portharcourt and Warri.

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