Discover the Desicon Engineering Management Team

We are a diverse and experienced team of professionals, highly driven and focused on delivering innovative solutions and services to our clients

Akanimo Udofia

Akanimo Udofia

Managing Director

Highly experienced Executive with over 25 years within the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria. Extensive work and partnerships with a number of International Oil Companies, has led to the successful award and completion of projects worth over $10bn (USD) in the last 10 years.
Continued responsibility for the overall strategy, sustainability, growth and strong performance of Desicon Engineering Limited.

Tomy John

Tomy John

Deputy Managing Director/ Group Finance Director

Tomy John is the Group Finance Director and Deputy Managing Director of Desicon Group.

He is a Certified Management Accountant from the Institute of Management Accountants (USA) and an Associate Member, Cost & Executive Accountants at the ICEA London; With an MBA from the University of South Australia and a B.COM (Bachelors in Commerce) from an affiliate college of the Kerala University, India.

Mr. Tomy John began his career in 1986 as a Project Accountant at Saipem Limited, Yemen and rose to the position of an Administration, Finance & Control Coordinator and a member of the Board of Directors of Saipem Group of Companies, Nigeria in 2009.

Tomy John is an objective oriented integral leader with over 29 years knowledge of the oil and gas industry especially in areas of finance/ accounting, tax management , contract administration, variation order management and formation and liquidation of Companies an Contract Schemes in various parts of the world. With his 28 years career with Saipem, he has accumulated experience from Middle East, Far East, Russia and West African countries. He has also played a vital role in cost control and general finance operations and possesses outstanding skills in critical accounting and financial management.

In November 2013, Tomy John became the Group Finance Director (“GFD”) and Deputy Managing Director (“DMD”) of Desicon Group. As GFD and DMD, Tomy John has been able to strategize the company towards positioning itself as a tactical player in the industry. He has also formulated policies, introduced business process reengineering systems and work instructions which will help the company assume an unbiased and firm stance in the evolving global oil market.

Tomy John is happily married with two sons and enjoys reading and walking with his canine friends in the country side.

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Tonye Alabraba

Tonye Alabraba

Director: New Initiatives

Lance Alabraba is the Director of New Initiatives for Desicon Group.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of Salford, Manchester and earned his MBA (with distinction) from the University of Cardiff, Wales.

A highly motivated individual with excellent communication and organizational skills, Lance has extensive experience in the areas of Project Controls, System design and implementation as well as Contract Management.

His experience with project organizations spans the full opportunity realization process from concept through execution to commissioning and handover.

Lance began his career as a quantity surveyor with Balfour Beatty Major Projects and was with them for 2 years where he worked his way up to project Quantity Surveyor on a £30m project. Following a year off for his MBA, he then joined Rider Hunt International as a Cost Engineer working on all aspects of estimating, quantity surveying, project controls and contract administration focused on the oil & gas industry.

He has worked with a number of IOC’s and on various multi-billion dollar onshore/offshore projects as a Senior Cost Engineer.

Lance joined Desicon in 2010 as the Director of Projects tasked with building a project team and implementation of control processes. In line with the company growth plan, Lance was moved to Director of New Initiatives responsible for all Desicon interests in new ventures. He has been integral to the Desicon strategy of building a competitive world class Nigerian Company.

Tonye is married with 2 children and is a keen formula 1 fan.

Eyado Ocho

Eyado Ocho

Commercial Director

Eyado Ocho is the Business Development Director of Desicon Group.

He is a Banking graduate with and MBA from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply London.

Eyado started of his career as Executive Trainee in both Zenith Bank Limited and Diamond Bank PLC in 1993. He Joined the Procurement and Logistics Department of the Shell Petroleum Development Company in 1993 as a Material Trainee in the Nigerian Western Region and subsequently grew to oversee Major Projects, accumulating more than 20 years’ experience in various Supply Chain Roles, including, Project Contract Engineering roles, Category Manager for Logistics, Category Manager for Pipeline Maintenance and Static Equipment, and Technical Buyer for Various Projects. In all these roles has acquired negotiation, contract administration, variation order management, procurement and contracting skills.

Eyado is a Contracting and Procurement Strategist and Process Expert, a self-starter with proven leadership qualities.

He joined the Desicon Group in April 2010 as the Commercial Director and in 2014 was made the Business Development Director. He has played a major role in the Company’s Strategic repositioning of itself in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry. Commercial Processes and Procedures have been put in place and the Company has deployed globally acceptable Business Principles.

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