Mrs Wilma Aguele is the Managing Director/CEO of Wilbahi Investments Limited an organization involved in International and Distributive Trade (steel bars, marine movement of LPG), Agriculture, Tree crops such as oil palm, cashew nuts/fruits, pineapple, paw-paw and Residential Real Estate Development.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and a postgraduate study in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California – USA. She is a member of the Nigerian/British Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Nigeria/South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry amongst others. She has attended several conferences and workshops on international services and management generally.
Ms. Wilma brings her vast experience in the Corporate World to bear on all her activities. She sits on the Boards of several multimillion naira companies and developed businesses running into several millions of dollars within and outside Nigeria.
Wilbahi Group of Companies include: Wilbahi investments Ltd; Wilbahi Engineering Ltd; Wilbahi Systems Ltd; Wilbahi International Ltd; Ambergas Ltd; and Merit Shipping Ltd. Wilbahi Engineering Ltd., in collaboration with German Technical Partners, was responsible for the Development of the Niger/Delta Master Plan and are engaged in engineering construction and consultancy. It was also responsible for the provision of logistics service to the European Union Election Monitoring Group for the 2003 elections in Nigeria worth over N 130,000,000. Wilbahi Investments Ltd in collaboration with Union Homes Savings and Loans Plc has completed 97 units luxury housing estate at Kukwaba District, Abuja for N 1.5 Billion ($10M).
Other past responsibilities have included:
– Director, Platform Petroleum Ltd, Nigeria (2004-11) – responsibility includes participating in Board meeting and formulating policies for the management; serving the Board committees for effective management of the company.
– Director, Sedona Business Consults Ltd, Nigeria (2005- date) – responsibilities include identifying business and develop them for implementation. Serve on the Board and help to design company policies and directions. Promote and project company activities to clients and associates.
– MD/CEO, Merit Shipping Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria (1991 – 2005) – responsibilities includes been the Head of the Management Team and liaising with Board and Management to achieve organizational goals; led, directed and supervised the activities of the workforce; liaised with regulatory authority and clients.
– Admin/Research Asst, Trans Africa Incorporated, Washington DC (Jan –May 1984) – responsibilities included serving as congressional liaison to the Executive Director; lobbying the US congress for the independence of South Africa from the apartheid regime.
Ms. Aguele has a BA in International Relations (Sacramento City College, CA) and working on her MA in Urban and Regional Planning.