Board of Directors
Akan Jacobs is the Chairman of the board of TLH. He is an electronics engineer and entrepreneur. He founded Converge G. C. Technologies Limited in March, 2009. By 2022, six subsidiaries had been created under the Converge Group of Companies banner, by God’s grace.
Akan’s career spans 21 years of experience in building six start-up organizations. His roles include strategic management, information technology, operations management & customer services. With a core passion in information technology, he amassed over 45 international certifications covering several areas including Red Hat, IBM, Citrix, AppDynamics, Splunk, Cisco, Riverbed, etc and a magna cum laude in Business Administration.
He is passionate about excellence & ethics in business and developing a strong service culture. Converge only recently won the Africa Brand Congress Award as Africa’s Most Outstanding Technology Services Company of the Year 2022. And as of today, Converge’s footprint covers Liberia, South Africa, Ghana, Cameroun, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Switzerland, England and Nigeria. Converge has subsidiaries in haulage, commodities, intelligent buildings, and human capital.
He is married to his beloved wife, Iwisi Jacobs and they are blessed with two boys.
Akan Jacobs graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, GHANA with a Bachelor of Science (BSC) in Electrical Electronics Engineering. And in pursuit to acquire more education and professional qualifications he proceeded to the American Intercontinental University, USA where he attained a Masters in Business Administration (magna cum laude). Akan went further to acquire several technology professional certifications from Red hat, Citrix, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM and Riverbed.
Babajide Lawani is the Chief Executive Officer at Maynard Partners, a fast-growing inter-dealer broker firm. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Parthian Partners Limited where he oversaw strategy implementation and business operations. His career spans over 15 years across different segments of the financial industry ranging from Banking to insurance as well as asset management.
He worked at Axa Mansard Investment as well as Pensions where he successfully led the integration of Penman Pensions into the AXA Mansard group whilst also ensuring competitive return on investment and concurrently served as a member of the investment committee for the AXA Mansard Mutual Funds.
Babajide presently sits on the board of Concreed Capital Limited, Parthian Partners and other boards in the financial services sector.
She is an experienced Business Integrity, Compliance, Corporate Governance and Human Capital Development expert with more than twelve (12) years progressive leadership experience in executing and implementing positive strategic objectives.
A self-starter with a proven track record, she is skilled in designing internal controls and frameworks with particular focus on Corporate Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Corruption Compliance, Fraud, Money Laundering, Human Resources Compliance and providing investment readiness support.
With a demonstrated record of success in implementing good practices and internal control systems, she supports organisations to understand and manage their Social, Compliance and Financial Crime risks while maximising returns.
Her expertise includes the application of Anti-Corruption laws, IFC Performance Standards in particular IFC PS2: Labour and Working Conditions, UN PRI, Equator Principles and wider best practice standards. She has solid experience in building and managing impactful relationships with stakeholders, institutional investors, regulators and other strategic relationships. She serves as the Principal Consultant, Trust Social and Governance Consulting Limited.
Sina Olumide is the Managing Director at Sunlink Petroleum. He has over 15 years industry experience in the Nigerian Oil & Gas industry with extensive business advisory experience. He joined Sunlink as Chief Operating Officer in January 2006 and assumed the role of Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer in June 2020.
He started his career at Andersen Nigeria (now KPMG Professional Services) where he was involved in business advisory and corporate commercial services focused on legal, regulatory and tax for foreign investors to Nigeria. Sina holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of Lagos and is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Cambridge Judge Business School, United Kingdom.