FROM THE DESK OF THE GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO

 “Whatever it takes to make a change”

Ever since the inception of our company, we have been driven by the idea of change. We believe that change is the precursor to further development and advancement and UTM Dredging Limited has always strived to find better ways to serve our customers and present them with superior products and services. We believe that change from within the Company helps us perform better and meet demands of these fast-changing times.
Without our dedicated employees this journey that began in 2005 would not have continued. I would like to extend my greatest gratitude to those people for supporting our journey of services with their relentless pursuit for superior performance. Having dominated the field of Dredging, marine, Dredging support and construction services in Nigeria, we pushed ourselves even further and began to expand our scale of operation to encompass the West African sub-region as well as add other services to our Company, including civil and industrial works.
Commitment, dedication, and professionalism have aided us in outshining other companies in this field, and thus becoming the number one choice for Dredging and marine support services business. UTM Dredging Limited parades an array of dynamic and knowledgeable management and staff personnel committed to the conduct of operational business ethics and services either on its own or in association with our partners.We believe our journey has just begun, as we will continue to strive for better performance.
Julius D. Rone
Managing Director / CEO


BOARD & MANAGEMENT TEAM

The board policy of UTM Dredging Limited is determined by highly distinguished professionals in their various fields of learning, who have at one point in time been associated with maritime operations, shipping Management and Administrations. The day to day running of the company is in the hands of the management team made up of the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) and Executive Directors.

Mr Julius Rone
julirone@utmdredging.com
Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer
An alumnus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife and the University of Calabar where he attained his Advance Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration respectively. A seasoned administrator with vast experience spanning over a decade in the public sector. He is a member of several professional bodies and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Rone, came on board as Charge De’ Affairs of the UTM Group of companies, viz: UTM Dredging Limited; UTM Offshore Limited; UTM Engineering and Construction Limited:
UTM Properties Limited; UTM Logistics and Marine Services Limited; MWS Allied Services Limited; Water Petroleum Limited; SBM Limited; UTM Ghana Limited; UTM-CTK Ghana Limited. A seasoned businessman and a renowned philanthropy, Mr. Rone holds membership portfolio in the following professional bodies viz: The Institute of Directors (IoD); American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP); American Management Association (AMA); International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) USA; Association of Associate Executives (AAE) etc. Mr. Rone is married with children.

Mr. Bemigho Scott-Emuakpor -FCILG, FIMC, CMC
bscott@utmDredging.com
Group Executive Director: Finance & Administration
An alumnus of the University of Lagos. Mr. Scott is a resource person par excellent who had worked and held responsible positions in the public and private sectors. A recipient of international and local professional courses, spanning hours of conferences, seminars, classroom and boardroom instructions. A distinguished Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Leadership and Governance, USA (FCILG); Fellow of the International Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC); A Certified Management Consultant (CMC);  A Media, Crisis and Community Relations practitioner with membership portfolios in several professional and regulatory bodies which includes but not limited to The Institute of Directors (IoD); Chartered Institute of Nigerian Bankers (CIBN); International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) USA; American Management Association (AMA); American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP); CEB Corporate Leadership Council; International Safety Quality Environment Management Association (ISQEMA); Amnesty International; Friends of the Earth Nigeria / Environmental Rights Action to mention but these few. A Director in UTM Ghana Limited; UTM-CTK Ghana Limited: A founding member and Executive Director of Lazarus Foundation USA, Canada, and Nigeria. He is married to Judith ‘Kome Scott-Emuakpor and they are blessed with amiable children.

Barrister Alec Utieyin-Scott – LLM, FCILG, FIMC, CMC
autieyinscott@utmDredging.com
Group Executive Director: Legal Services & Risk Management
An alumnus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of Benin. Barrister Alec Utieyin- Scott is the Principal Partner of Alex Scott and Partners. He is a recipient of professional courses encompassing over 10,000 hours of classroom instructions and seminars. A founding member and Executive Director of Lazarus Foundation USA, Canada and Nigeria: A Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC); A Certified Management Consultant (CMC); Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Leadership and Governance, USA (FCILG); He also attended professional courses on Emergency Management conducted by the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) Washington DC; Oracle Data Base Administration DBA, Baltimore, MD USA; Advance Oracle SQL Tuning, Chicago IL. USA; Seminars and Conferences on Mediation, Alternative to Dispute Resolution ADR, Litigation, Law and Order, Law Enforcement, Government Business, Mergers and Acquisition, Alternative Energy Resources, IT, Business and Government Relations; Health, Safety and Environmental Protection HSE:, Psychology and Human awareness, Criminal Justice Systems, Petroleum Law, Oil And Natural Gas, International Law And Foreign Relations, Democracy And Democratic Institutions, Crisis Management And Labour Disputes, Arts And Culture, Chambers Of Commerce, Mining, Power And Steel, encompassing over 10,000 hours of classroom instructions during the past twenty-five years. He belongs to a number of other organizations like Rotary International, Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association to mention a few. Barrister Utieyin-Scott is married with children.

Mr. Babatunde Agbede – mba, mbf 
absagbede@utmDredging.com
Group Executive Director: Specialized Projects and Foreign Operations
A graduate from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He holds Master of Business Administration, Finance (MBA, Finance) and an expert in Business Operations, Accounting & Finance, Sales & Commercial activities, Procurement, Logistics, Project Management, etc. He has led various teams to develop solutions for local and international projects for various multinationals. He was the pioneer British Airways Regional Account Manager for Abuja and Northern Nigeria, and later Key Account Manager, Nigeria. He is reputed have helped the airline build its market share in Nigeria and grow its northern Nigeria schedule from 3 times a week to now daily – winning as part of the Commercial Team “The Commercial Win of the Year Award for 2004” (which is British Airways’s highest commercial award). He is a student member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Mr Babatunde Agbede is dynamic, focused, articulate, brilliant, and resourceful. He is happily married with children.

Mr. Terence Dafiaghor 
terence.dafiaghor@utmDredging.com
Group Executive Director: Business Development, Strategy and Planning
Terence is an expert in ‘marine support and logistics services’. He is a political science graduate from the University of Ilorin, with over 17 years cognate experience in contract negotiation, planning and execution, business development, personnel management, tender-bid processing as well as sourcing, procuring, crewing and maintaining marine equipment. He is very skilful, resourceful and very effective in managing community, public and government relationship with company.

Engr. Yahuza Kassim-PhD, CCE, FInstLM
@utmdredging.com
Principal Consultant
An alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Construction Management of the Salford University, United Kingdom. With a very sound background in Project Management, Dr. Kassim has in various times held top profile positions in the academia, private and public organizations which include but without limitation to: Total Upstream Nigeria Limited; Total E & P; NEITI; Foster Wheeler UK; ADGAS LLC UAE; NNPC, NETCO/NNPC to mention just this few. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Mgt. (FInstLM); and membership portfolios in Nigerian Institute of Mgt. (MNIM); American Association of cost Engineers, (AACEI); Nigerian Society of Engineers, (MNSE); Nigerian Inst. of Mech. Engineers (MNIMechE); Association of Cost Engineers (ACE – UK); Academy of Management (AoM); Project Mgt. Institute (PMI) and International Project Mgt. Association (IPMA) respectively. Dr. Kassim who is currently the Principal Consultant of the UTM Group is happy married with children.

Mr. Ernest Akpelu 
eakpelu@utmDredging.com
CHIEF ACCOUNTANT
Is a graduate of Banking and Finance from the University of Science and Technology,  Port-Harcourt. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration of the same university. An active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA), and the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). A Chartered Accountant. Mr. Akpelu is an astute manager of 17 years post-graduation work experience in accountancy, finance, audit, corporate administration and financial consulting. Mr. Akpelu is married with children.