Dr Lawrence Ajayi is the CEO and Executive Chairman of LAKEL Group which includes LAKEL AFRIK PETROLEUM,LIFE LIGHT ENERGY AND JIMAJ ENERGY SERVICES . He has a long history of successes in the Nigerian and United Kingdom Oil sector. He studied Petroleum Engineering at the University of Port-Harcourt and, also studied Business Administration (MBA) in London South Bank University. He is also a PhD holder in Ministry and Administration. He is a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner, widely experienced in business start-up and ‘Managing Successful Projects’ and is NEBOSH 3 Certified in Health and Safety. He has over 30 years of working experience in oil and gas industry-Mining Industry . He sits as CEO and Executive Chairman of companies in the UK and in Nigeria, he is also the president of Immanuel foundation and PIJOYLAW institute in Scotland United Kingdom. His responsibilities include making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of a company, acting as the main point of communication between the board of directors (the board) and corporate. Communicating, on behalf of the company, with shareholders, government entities, and the public Leading the development of the company’s short- and long-term strategy Creating and implementing the company or organization’s vision and mission Evaluating the work of other executive leaders within the company, including directors, Maintaining awareness of the competitive market landscape, expansion opportunities, industry developments, etc. Ensuring that the company maintains high social responsibility wherever it does business . Assessing risks to the company and ensuring they are monitored and minimized. Setting strategic goals and making sure they are measurable and describable and getting maximum results on behalf of the company.
Mrs Bennita Funmilayo Ajayi, is the wife of Dr Lawrence Ajayi, she has a degree in public administration and has engaged in numerous secretarial studies, supervisory and managerial courses and worked as company secretary for over a decade before her appointment as director of the company and she currently sits on the board of several other companies both in Nigeria and Overseas. Mrs Ajayi is also the vice president of Immanuel Foundation, a global charitable organisation. She is the mother of Samuel Ajayi and Sarah Ajayi.