The Company’s board of directors is made up of the following persons:

GBEMI M. ARUEYINGHO – Managing Director/CEO

Mr. Omagbemi Arueyingho is an accomplished entrepreneur with over twenty years experience in enterprise development, organization and management. A focused and discerning business architect, Mr. Arueyingho has developed a unique sense for identifying business opportunities, and an amazing talent for scheming the profitable exploitation of such opportunities. Holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Science from Obafemi Awolowo University and currently having an Executive Education Program (Owner/President Management, OPM) in Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Boston, USA.

Mr. Arueyingho has successfully steered the affairs of the Markeanson Group (Tally Mineral Resources Limited) for over two decades. A widely travelled businessman, Mr. Arueyingho has acquired over the years, an expansive international exposure with business contacts and partnerships spanning the world over


Mr. Stanley Chukwuma holds a Bachelors Degree in Marketing, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Science, and Masters Degree in Business Administration (Mgt) from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of the British Chartered Institute of Marketing and member of the National Institute of Marketing, and currently President of the Centre for Marketing and Research Studies. Before joining Markeanson Holdings, he had worked as Sales & Marketing Controller, Studio Press Plc, and General Manager Fymak Marine and Oil Services, Director Development and Management Consultants.


Currently, the Chief Executive Officer of Mc Lila Ventures Limited, Mrs. Arueyingho has behind her experience in business and industry spanning over fifteen years. Holding a 1986 first class Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Lagos, Mrs. Arueyingho has held key positions in Nigerian Hoechst as Materials Controller, Labelco Engineering Company Ltd as Corporate Affairs Manager, Redasel Research & Data Services as Senior Marketing Officer and was a Senior Manager with Bellview Airline before founding Mc Lila Ventures Limited. Widely traveled, she has also attended many professional training courses in Nigeria and abroad.

Ulysses (Malick) Smith- Director Oversea Operations

Malick is a director of oversea operations. He brings more than 30 years of engagement in mineral exploration to include diamond mining, upstream hydrocarbon development and the trade of crude oil. Malick is a consultant to various natural mineral exploration projects and infrastructure development projects in the Middle East and North, West and Central Africa. Much of his work is centered on structured finance for these large scale projects. He serves in a variety of roles including Director, Board member, Vice President, and consultant to many oil and gas companies throughout Africa and the Middle East, as well as, in the U.S.. He was trained in Antwerp, Belgium as a sorter and valuer of natural diamond gems. In this capacity, he operates globally and has traveled extensively for tender sales, specialty goods and general natural rough diamond trading. Malick is conversant in French, English, and several local African dialects. He was born in Tennessee, received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, is married and is the father of two children.