Starzs Group appoints new MD as Ex- Shipowners’ President, Ogbeifun, retires



Abiola Seun   |   

The Board of Directors of Starzs Investments Company Limited (SICL) has approved the appointment of Ms Iroghama Obuoforibo as Managing Director of the company with effect from February 1, 2021.

Obuoforibo’s appointment is coming on the heels of Engr. Greg Ogbeifun’s retirement as Chief Executive Officer, having attained 35 years of meritorious service to the company and over 40 years of impact in the maritime industry.

A statement issued by SICL Company Secretary, Dr Omogbai Omo–Eboh (SAN), stated that Iroghama Obuoforibo, who has been the Chief Operating Officer of the company since 2014, is a high achieving senior executive with a strong commercial, financial and operational track record spanning over 13 years across different industries.

“In her position as Chief Operating Officer, Iroghama has drawn on her exceptional depth of expertise and entrepreneurial skills to lead strategy and policy, oversee business development, represent and promote the company’s interest amongst other roles.

“She has worked to maximize the company’s revenue performance and has recorded landslide achievements. Among several accomplishments, she helped the company qualify for a multimillion-dollar investment for the acquisition of a 90 Ton ASD Anchor Handling Tug Boat in 2015.

” Under her management, the company has grown its assets base from three (3) ships in 2014 to eleven (11) ships by July 2019,” the statement said.

Recall that Ogbeifun has always been advocating for the re-establishment of a Nigerian fleet trading globally, led to his being appointed a member of the Ministerial Committee for the establishment of a National Fleet by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

His penchant for development of human capacity in the maritime sector led to him dedicating his companies, Starzs Investments Company Limited and Starzs Marine and Engineering Limited, as a platform for cadetship training for students from the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron and other maritime tertiary institutions


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