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MR. TAIWO O. A. OGUNBODEDE (ESQ.)
MANAGING DIRECTOR/C.E.O

Taiwo O. A. Ogunbodede [Esq.] is the Chief Executive Officer of Cross & Churchill Estates Limited. He also provides executive leadership for the Cross & ...

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Taiwo O. A. Ogunbodede [Esq.] is the Chief Executive Officer of Cross & Churchill Estates Limited. He also provides executive leadership for the Cross & Churchill Group as the Group Chief Executive Officer of the specialized and diversified entity comprising of Cross and Churchill Estates Limited, Cross and Churchill Realtors Limited and Cedar Oaks Dry-Cleaning Limited. He is a consummate lawyer and had gathered about a decade hands-on-experience in the financial services industry before establishing Cross and Churchill Realtors Limited in 2007.

Taiwo has nearly 18 years of rich and robust legal and realty expertise. He previously worked at Zenith Bank Plc, Oceanic Bank Plc (now Ecobank Plc), Wema Bank Plc and Magnum Trust Bank Plc (now Sterling Bank Plc). He possesses specialist competencies in real estate development and practice, trust and general trusteeship functions. He has immense interest in the realty enterprise and has tenaciously followed global trends and development in that sector. Taiwo is a fervent entrepreneur and a respected workplace trainer and a performance coach.

He was educated at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he bagged the Bachelor of Laws, [LL.B (Hons.)] Degree. He is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He has attended cognate courses in real estate and other endeavours at world renowned institutions including the Lagos Business School, Harvard Business School and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN). He is a proficient manager and motivator of men, a visionary leader and a creative prodigy. He is happily married with children.

DR. KALU O. OLUA
DIRECTOR

Dr Kalu Olua is a medical doctor based in the United Kingdom. He was born in Lagos State, Nigeria. He attended Federal Government ...

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Dr Kalu Olua is a medical doctor based in the United Kingdom. He was born in Lagos State, Nigeria. He attended Federal Government College, Abuja and proceeded to College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1998.

He has worked in various medical positions as an intern, a general officer, a forensic medical examiner,a senior house officer, a specialist trainee psychiatrist and a consultant psychiatrist in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He regularly offers his expertise and skills to voluntary and charitable non-profit non-governmental organisations.

He is a seasoned property investor and he has a passion for teaching. He has many years of experience as a property consultant and a management consultant. He serves as a director in other companies and he is married with children.

DR. AYOTUNDE ADEKOYA, Pharm.D.
DIRECTOR

Dr. Ayotunde Adekoya is a seasoned and registered pharmacist based in the United States of America . He bagged his first degree in Biochemistry ...

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Dr. Ayotunde Adekoya is a seasoned and registered pharmacist based in the United States of America . He bagged his first degree in Biochemistry from the prestigious University of Ibadan , Ibadan , Nigeria . He later proceeded to the United States to enrol for Pharmacy. He obtained his Doctorate Degree at the University of Maryland , Baltimore in 1996. As part of his professional calling, Dr. Adekoya has held several positions in various medical organisations, among which is Pharmacy Manager, Rite-aid Pharmacy, Hyattsville , Maryland , where he was responsible for the management of pharmacy operations and personnel.

He was a Clinical Pharmacist at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington D.C, and also an Assistant Clinical Professor (Clinical Rotations), School of Pharmacy , University Of Maryland . He became the Clinical Co-coordinator, Greater South East Community Hospital, Washington DC, in the year 2002 where he was actively involved in the P & T Committee deliberations and decisions; as a coordinator, he was responsible for: developing and co-coordinating Pharmaceutical care rotations for Doctor Of Pharmacy candidates, providing educational In-service training to nursing and pharmacy staff on recent advances in pharmacotherapy, providing drug information and consults to medical and nursing staff among several other functions.

Dr. Adekoya who is happily married with children is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), and a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and also the American College of Clinical Pharmacy all in the United States of America.

MRS. OMOLARA TAIWO-OGUNBODEDE
DIRECTOR

Mrs. Omolara Taiwo-Ogunbodede is a trained lawyer by profession. She graduated from the University of Ado Ekiti , (formerly Ondo State University ) in 1997 with ...

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Mrs. Omolara Taiwo-Ogunbodede is a trained lawyer by profession. She graduated from the University of Ado Ekiti , (formerly Ondo State University ) in 1997 with a Second Class (Upper Division). She thereafter attended the Nigerian Law School where she also graduated with honours in the Second Class (Upper Division). She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply , United Kingdom.

Lara has vast experience in the Financial and Oil & Gas Sector. She began her career at the then Continental Trust Bank (now part of the UBA Group) as a legal officer and worked on several key transactions from where she gained invaluable experience in financial legal documentation, securitisation and drafting of various agreements. She joined her present employer, one of the foremost global players in the Oil & Gas Sector in 2001 as a Legal Counsel.

She possesses vast international experience in oil and gas negotiation having worked on and continues to work on multi-billion dollar projects, acquisitions, dispute resolution and management, financing agreements, EPC contracts, international commercial agreements and various forms of Host Government Contracts. She is a firm believer in the fact that legal solutions must be tailored to support the realisation of the organisation's goals, that is, proffered legal solutions must be balanced appropriately with commercial considerations.

Lara is passionate about empowerment in the workplace, integrity and sound work ethics, work-life balance and protection of the family unit and societal morals. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) UK.

She is happily married with children and enjoys gospel music and jazz, watching football, sharing with children, walking and mentoring.