Sijibomi Ogundele exemplifies the textbook definition of a Grass to Grace success story. A young man whose evolution from a barely average social standing, through hard work and perseverance, has seen him emerge as an achiever in the society. With a unique blend of entrepreneurship drive from a legal background, his vast wealth of experience as a venture capitalist-cum-investment strategist has established this astute businessman as an outstanding individual amongst his peers.
Sijibomi has transacted over N45 billion Naira in real estate over his career. Suji (as he is fondly called) started his business career in venture capital, involving a number of transactions across Europe and the Middle East. He’s worked with top CEOs and business leaders, an excerpt from an interview granted by Mr Ogundele quotes: “My position today is the dividend of hard work but above all the lessons I’ve learnt from mentors and CEOs of different multinational companies”.
His clients have included major IOCs, International investors, Banks, insurance companies, Snr government officials, Royalties, DIASPORA and high net worth individuals.
With a certified international network, innovative practices, and attention to detail, his objective of propelling the firm into a 21st century property development company of repute is fast becoming a reality;
Suji was born in Lagos Island and currently resides in Ikoyi. He has a Bachelor Legum Of Law; LL.B. from Angli ruskin university UK and has international real estate experience in the Europe, Dubai, and United States.
Yazeed Mohammad AlRahji
From inception, Sujimoto has always been strategically aligned with excellence, as illustrated in the firm’s strategic partnership with visionary real estate maestro Mr. Yazeed Alrahji – Chairman of Yazeed Alrahji Real Estate Investment Company, a conglomerate notably recognized as one of the top real estate development firms in Saudi Arabia. He is a “gentleman” as voted by Rotana Magazine Consensus. Yazeed is a keen World Rally Champion (WRC) driver and also the first Saudi Arabian to be selected as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador. His wealth of experience and investment in the Sujimoto group is a formidable strength in the company’s equilibrium.
Rui Jorge Branco Cavaleiro
Rui Jorge Branco Cavaleiro is an internationally acclaimed architect with experience in innovative contemporary architectural designs and urbanism, with a degree in Architecture from FAUP (Oporto University) and a Postgraduate in Project Planning and Urban Environment in FAUP / FEUP (Oporto University).
As a principal Architect with Branco Cavaleiro Architects based in Portugal since 2002, Cavaleiro conducts studies and projects in specialty areas – architecture and urban planning at international level. He develops design of furniture, fixtures and signage activities in Design and Interior Architecture areas.
Since 1998, Cavaleiro has been a Teacher in the School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (IPVC) and a coordinator of the Environment Design degree since May 2013.
He is a Guest speaker in conferences and seminars in Portugal, Italy and Spain. He has authored several articles published in specialised journals. Since 1998, he has been a Teacher in the School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (IPVC) and a coordinator of the Environment Design degree since May 2013.
Cavaleiro was born in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
Taofeek Suleman is a seasoned Nigerian Architect, Artist and Designer. He is passionate about creating innovative buildings that redefine luxury living, with sustainability at the core of his design philosophy. He has worked on various projects ranging from small-scale residential buildings to high-rise buildings.
Taofeek studied at Olabisi Onabanjo University, BSc honours Architecture (Faculty Best graduating Student) and University of Lagos, Master of Environmental Design (Distinction).
Before joining Sujimoto Construction, he worked with a number of top architectural firms in Nigeria and collaborated with International Architects on local and international projects.
Emmanuel Uwaeze is a prolific Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineer with vast knowledge and experience in Building Automation Systems. Over the years, he has spearheaded the installation of large building automation systems in various projects from residential villas to large scale commercial and institutional buildings.
He has a degree in Electrical Electronics Engineering from ANSU. He is also a Nigerian Certified Automation Engineer (AETI), well trained in KNX, Siemens and Alley Brandley Automation Technology.
Emmanuel Uwaeze started his professional career with First lake Side Technology. He joined Sujimoto Construction Limited as an Intern and rose through the ranks to the position of Assistant Project Manager, with a steady salary increase totalling about 220% in 3 years. He has led numerous Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Automation system installation projects at Sujimoto Construction.
Emmanuel is a hardworking, resource and result-driven engineer who constantly overcomes project challenges by employing 21st century innovative engineering solutions.
Project Manager M.E.P
Vinay Saxena has over 9 years of experience in a broad range of MEP disciplines. He graduated with Top Honours in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2009 from the leading Rajasthan State University, India.He has worked on numerous international projects in the Middle East and Asia before joining Sujimoto Construction, including- Clarks Group of Hotels, India, one of the biggest hospitality buildings in India with over 216 rooms. He was also lead manager of Mitsubishi Heavy Industires and Wipro, India’s largest Information Technology (IT) Firm. He has extensive experience in Managing Teams and Technical protocols in Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering jobs.