After a 27-year career in the Nigerian Air Force (rising to the rank of Air Vice Marshall), AVM (Dr.) Imam was appointed the Minister of Mines, Power and Steel of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a position he held from 1989 to 1993. He chaired various public organizations during and after this public assignment. Dr. Imam founded the Monument Group of companies in 1992, and was the chairman of the largest construction company in Nigeria – Julius Berger Nig. PLC (www.julius-berger.com) from 2008 to 2016. Other notable positions he has held are: Director, Afribank PLC. ; Chairman, Utilities Charges Commission (UCC); Chairman, Funds for Mineral Producing States and Chairman, Nigerian Aluminum Smelting Company of Nigeria (ALSCON). He also served on the board of trustees for educational institutions including Bayero University Development Board, Dowen College and Prime College.
Faisal Imam has overall responsibility for deal origination, new ventures, fund raising and in the development and exit of investments made by the Group in private and public companies. He holds an MBA from the University of Wales (Cardiff), a B.Sc in Accountancy from University of Maiduguri (Nigeria) and a postgraduate diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in England and Wales (DipM).
Farouk Imam started his career with Canadian Occidental (CanOxy) in Nigeria as a production and facilities engineer for an offshore asset. He oversaw the asset through most of its field life over a period of 6 years. Farouk joined Monument in 2004 as an Executive Director, where he took the lead in managing the Groups principal investment firm, Monuments Assets as well as overall responsibility for Monument Developments real estate business. Farouk holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng.) from Imperial College, London and an MSc in Investment Management from the ICMA Center (University of Reading). He is an associate member of the City & Guilds Institute.
Youssef is the technical director in charge of project execution and construction. Prior to joining Cocoon Homes, Youssef was the general group secretary of Alliances Development in Ivory Coast and previously project director at Alliances Darna in Morocco. He has managed projects worth over US$1.1 billion and managed the construction of over 10 thousand housing units in Morocco and Cameroon. He has a Master’s degree in Employer and Property Management from the Special School of Public Works Building and Industry of Paris, a diploma of Engineering from Hassania School of Public Works, Casablanca.
Chief Musa Ayegba (DipFin) holds a Diploma in Finance & Accounts from the British Career Training College, Jersey (1983). His experience spans over 30 years in managing financial instruments, asset management, evaluation and reporting. Chief Musa has worked in several sectors of the Nigerian economy including Manufacturing, Telecommunications and Real Estate.
Abdulazeez Abubakar (B.Eng., MSc. PMP) holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng., Civil Engineering) from The Federal University of Technology Yola, Nigeria and a masters in Civil Engineering (MSc) from the University of Surrey, Surrey, UK. Abdulazeez has over seven years of experience in the Construction services sector. He has extensive experience in project engineering and management.