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The Cosgrove management team consists of highly respected individuals with over 108 cummulative years of international professional experience and solid industry reputation

Management

The Cosgrove management team consists of highly respected individuals with over 108 cummulative years of international professional experience and solid industry reputation

Management

Umar Abdullahi

Chairman/CEO, Cosgrove

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The Cosgrove founder, Umar comes with over 19  years varied experience in Real Estate Development, Investment, and Financial Services. Notably, Umar served as the pioneer Managing Director of Brains & Hammers Ltd. for 8 years.

He directed the foundations for the company’s success; and spearheaded the conceptualization, development, construction, and management of a myriad of housing estates and gated communities. He is specially adept at managing complex projects and diverse teams. Most recently, under his leadership, Kano Economic City (a N167 billion Joint Venture project between Brains & Hammers and the Kano State Government) was consummated.

Umar also brings extensive experience from his corporate banking background as well as expertise in negotiations with a commitment to compliance with corporate governance and fiscal discipline. An astute leader whose vision is achieving Cosgrove strategic business goals.

His variegated International Executive Leadership training programs equip him for his new role to steer the company to achieve its long-term vision.

Umar is a graduate of Bayero University, Kano and an alumnus of Cranfield University, UK and attends the Harvard Business School Executive Programs.

Elizabeth Taylor

COO, Cosgrove

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Liz, an Arch Bishop Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute is a business strategist with proven strength tactically executing strategy and delivering on organizational goals. She believes in the combined role of people driven tactics and systems in delivering excellence to all stakeholders.

After a multidisciplinary role spanning nearly 16 years, Liz knows what truly drives business process, customer engagement, and strategy. Her strengths include knowledge management, business management, people management, customer relationship management and more.

Liz is an accomplished people developer and trainer with a unique method for creating high performing teams. She is an alumnus of the Said Business School Leadership program (with African Leadership Institute) and Wharton Business School Real Estate program on Housing Finance & Securitization.

In addition to her extensive multidisciplinary experience, Liz is also a certified customer service strategist and coach; she is also a published author.

Liz is a Business Administration graduate of University of Abuja, with an MSc in Knowledge Management from the Aberdeen Business School.

Engr. Baba Kalli

CTO, Cosgrove

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A graduate of Civil and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Maiduguri, Engr. B. Kalli brings
over 20 years of experience in the Real Estate & Construction Industry – Designing, Constructing and Managing both Public and Private projects across Nigeria.

He directed the foundations for the company’s success; and spearheaded the conceptualization, development,
construction, and management of a myriad of housing estates and gated communities. He has served as Director Technical Operations of BCals Resources Ltd. He led the design and construction of various projects including
the Oando Nig. Plc. Maitama; BBC Media Office Abuja; Yakubu Gowon Centre in Kumasi Crescent, National Diary Development Commission Headquarters, Abuja; First Shopping Plaza for Jabire Nig. Ltd., Abuja, among many other highly regarded projects.

Prior to this he also served as a Principal Engineer and later Consultant to Futune Nig. Ltd leading the construction of several Turnkey projects including the NIPC building Maitama, Abuja; NSITF office at Wuse 2, Abuja; BUA Estate Asokoro, Abuja; and the British Preparatory School Wuse 2, Abuja.

A registered member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Engr. Baba Kalli is also a seasoned. His dedication, professionalism and unflagging attention-to-detail ensures all Cosgrove offerings are built
and delivered to exceptional quality standards – a key facet of our corporate promise.

 

Engr. Madhur Tripathi

Chief Infrastructure Office

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Tripathi brings explicit knowledge and expertise to the Cosgrove team. He has worked on notable projects with notable construction firms in Nigeria; including Dantata and Sawoe and Julius Berger Nigeria Ltd executing major civil (infrastructure and building) projects within Nigeria.

Engr Tripathi has over 20 years extensive professional experience in quality control, construction & supervision of highways (both rigid and flexible pavements) and building projects.

He is a member of The Council of the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), The Institute of Engineers and a distinguished Member of Indian Road Congress (IRC).

A Civil Engineering graduate with Masters degree (ME) in Geotechnical Engineering (Soil and foundation engineering) from MBM Engineering Collage Jodhpur India.

 

Mustapha Tijjani Banki

Chief Procurement Officer, Cosgrove

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Mustapha brings about 8 years of experience in the sourcing of high quality local and international building materials with particular focus on large scale cross-border.

Prior to joining Cosgrove Ltd., he managed independent construction projects and coordinated the successful sales and marketing of prime landed properties across various cities in Nigeria.

A consummate relationship-builder, his in-depth knowledge of the local business market, alongside a large network of high-value contacts gives him invaluable insight into real estate development in Nigeria.

Mustapha holds a diploma from Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri.

Barr. Adeoba Ademoyega

Legal Adviser, Cosgrove

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Adeoba specializes in real estate development from the point of execution of Joint Venture agreements: with Joint Development Partners (where applicable) to overseeing the process of construction, sales of commercial and or housing units and unto the facility management of such estates and overseeing of all legal matters.

As Lead Adviser to one Nigeria’s largest real estate companies in Abuja he currently supervises and is in charge of about ten (10) estates within the Federal Capital Territory comprising of over 1000 housing units. He is also Lead Adviser on the Kano Economic City project in Kano.

He was part of the legal team engaged by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to negotiate with the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2006 for the Railway Modernization Project valued at Eight Billion Three Hundred Million USD dollars ($8,300,000,000) as well as the 2009 Standard Gauge Modernization Railway Contract from Kaduna to Abuja valued at about One Billion Three Hundred Million USD Dollars ($1,300,000,000) commissioned recently by the Nigeria government.

Adeoba is married to Uche and they have two lovely children. He is a graduate of Law from the Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999. Adeoba is a Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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