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H2A - Heritage Agro-Allied Foods
Executive Team - H2AFoods Nigeria Limited Inc.

Officers

Dr. Tony Bello
Dr. Tony Bello - H2AFoods Nigeria LimitedPresident and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tony Bello is passionate about creating successful partnerships with the public and private sectors of emerging markets to drive results and to grow the business. His passion for success and new product innovation is what led him to found Heritage Agro-Allied Foods Incorporation (H2AFoods Nigeria Limited), a company formed as a vehicle for private-public sector innovation partnerships in the transfer of food technologies to emerging markets around the world, particularly in Africa and the Caribbeans.

Dr. Bello also served as the Vice President of Research and Technology for Pro-Health — a Dallas, Texas based privately held company focusing on growing, packing, processing and shipping potatoes. At Pro-Health, Dr. Bello created value-added, healthier and more nutritious potatoes. Because they do not turn green in color, the potatoes maintain their fresh appearance and nutritious condition longer.  

Before joining Pro-Health, Dr. Bello was responsible for leading a team of food scientist at the Kellogg Company in the successful new product innovation and commercialization of Kellogg's® Live Bright™ Brain Health Bars. The product is fortified with DHA Omega-3 fatty acid, an essential source of functional fat for brain health and nutrition. Dr. Bello and his team of high performance food scientists filed for several patents with the United States Patent Office on the incorporation of Omega-3 fatty acids in foods. While working at Kellogg, Dr. Bello also created breakthrough technology solutions for fortification and enhancement of breakfast cereals with digestive health nutrients.

Prior to joining Kellogg, Dr. Bello led the successful development of Baked Lays potato chips for Frito Lay. According to Texas Month Magazine (January 1996), “he was the principal scientist…who tried several recipes of potato dough formulations before sinking his teeth into the winning formula.” Dr. Bello also created Lay’s Stax stackable potato chips brand to compete with Pringles potato chips. In 2001, he was awarded a United States patent for his work on Lay’s Stax.

Dr. Bello started his career with Kraft General Foods where he worked on quality improvement of brands including Jello-Pudding Snacks, Honeycomb and Alpha-Bits cereals. With 20 years of experience, Dr. Bello has earned the reputation of a renowned expert on snack foods innovation and in the use of dehydrated potatoes for making snack foods. Dr. Bello is a published author in many scientific journals including Cereal Foods World, Cereal Chemistry and Journal of Food Science. He is a distinguished guest lecturer at the Texas A&M University annual short course on snack foods processing and extrusion as well as The Ohio State University Total Quality Management short course for the snack food industry. He is a past-chair of the carbohydrates division of the American Association of Cereal Chemists.

Dr. Bello is a notable guest lecturer on the uses of dehydrated potatoes for snacks at the Annual Snack Foods and Extrusion Processing Short Course at Texas A&M University and at The Ohio State University Total Quality Management Short Course. He earned his doctorate in Food Science from Texas A&M University. He received his Master of Food Science degree from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.

Dr. Bello has extensive experience in designing winning solutions as a food science and technology consultant to major food manufacturers and emerging markets from around the globe.


Mr. Ofodile Ojirika
Mr. Ofodile Ojirika - H2AFoods Nigeria LimitedChief Financial Officer

Mr. Ofodile Ojirika is a co-founder of H2AFoods Nigeria Limited and the parent company, Heritage Agro-Allied Foods Inc., USA. He was appointed member of the Board of Directors in 2008. Ojirika brings to this team both the knowledge and expertise in starting and steadily growing new business opportunities. Ojirika is the President of Trinity Consulting Services. Over the years, he has worked as a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies including, BAE Systems, ALCOA Aluminum, U.S Gypsum, Panasonic, Canon etc. He has helped numerous Medium and Small sized companies to design and implement industry leading best practices to improve production efficiency and profitability. He has managed and participated in several projects that involved starting and forming new companies and businesses; establishing new subsidiaries; Designing and Implementing measureable best practices to drastically lower Manufacturing Costs; Quality Control Improvements; Business Re-engineering; Systems Integration; Compliance with the regulatory authorities; Financial Reporting and Disclosures, etc. He is very highly respected and referenced by his clients and peers. Mr. Ojirika holds a Masters Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.


Mr. Kingsley Ewansiha
Mr. Kingsley Ewansiha - H2AFoods Nigeria LimitedVP Operations

Mr. Kingsley Ewansiha is a co-founder of H2AFoods Nigeria Limited and the parent company, Heritage Agro-Allied Foods Inc., USA. He was appointed member of the Board of Directors in 2008. Ewansiha is currently President and CEO of Complete Finance and Investments, a financial services company based in Dallas, Texas. His proactive role as a director and manager with H2AFoods Nigeria Limited continues to bolster the vision of the company to help eradicate poverty in Nigeria through job creation and employment. Ewansiha has served in the financial sector both here in the USA and Nigeria. In the United States, he worked for Wells Fargo Bank and CitiGroup credit card division, where he was recognized on several occasions for his outstanding individual and team contributions and leadership performance. He is a financial and business leader with over 10 years experience in retail sales. Ewansiha holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Nigeria as well as Diploma in Information Management System, United Kingdom. He holds several licenses in the areas of Financial Services and Investments. Ewansiha is also an ordained pastor with an active congregation in Dallas, Texas.


Mr. Emmanuel Omehe
Mr. Emmanuel Omehe - H2AFoods Nigeria LimitedVP Public Relations

 Mr. Emmanuel A. Omehe is a co-founder of H2AFoods Nigeria Limited and the parent company, Heritage Agro-Allied Foods Inc., USA. He was appointed member of the Board of Directors in 2008. Omehe is a pharmacist and President of Heritage Pharmacy Inc, an independent community pharmacy in Garland, Texas providing disease state management, pharmaceutical care services, compounding, medication therapy management and drug information to patients of all ages. He obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria in 1988 where he graduated with a 2nd Class Upper and subsequently joined Zevis Pharmaceuticals, Lagos as pharmacist in charge. Upon emigration to the United States, he joined Eckerd Drugs as Pharmacist. He displayed an exemplary work ethic and was recruited by Walmart Pharmacy into the rising star program. He obtained his Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer diploma from the University of Texas, Austin in 1997 which has enabled him to be active in Pharmacy software development. Omehe is also the President of Remington Heritage Healthnet, a pharmacy consultancy firm, which represents U.S. corporations in African countries. The firm utilizes the latest in technological advancement to promote wellness and healthy living via the provision of high quality innovative neutraceuticals to developing countries through the science of chelation. They also provide solution management for capacity utilization in pharmaceutical industries in Nigeria. He is a member of the Nigerian Pharmacist Association where he served as the immediate past Secretary General between 2006 and 2008. He also serves on the board of several non-profit organizations. Mr. Omehe brings a unique perspective on creative innovation of better-for-you foods to promote health, wellness and nutrition.


Mr. Sunday Omakor
Mr. Sunday Omakor - H2AFoods Nigeria LimitedVP Food Quality and Safety

Mr. Sunday Omakor is a co-founder of H2AFoods Nigeria Limited and the parent company, Heritage Agro-Allied Foods Inc., USA. He was appointed member of the Board of Directors in 2008. Omakor is a veteran food industry specialist in the areas of manufacturing, quality control and food safety. For over 20 years since graduating from Alabama A & M University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a minor in Biology, Omakor has gained expertise and leadership excellence both in people and asset management. He has worked for world class food companies such as Frito-Lay, the market leader of savory snacks in the USA, Borden Snacks and most recently with the McCormick Flavor Division, a preferred seasoning vendor to global snack food manufacturers including Frito-Lay. His knowledge and technical competencies in the areas of Federal, State and Municipal compliance to food quality standards is key to maintaining our goal for unsurpassed food quality and safety standards. Omakor takes pride in instilling consumer confidence in food quality, safety and good-manufacturing practices.


Mrs. Bolanle Banjo
Mrs. Bolanle Banjo - H2AFoods Nigeria LimitedVP Marketing

Mrs. Bolanle Banjo is a co-founder of H2AFoods Nigeria Limited and the parent company, Heritage Agro-Allied Foods Inc., USA. She was appointed member of the Board of Directors in 2008. Mrs. Banjo brings a wealth of experience in marketing, investment relationship management, and in-depth understanding of the Nigerian banking system. She worked with Gulf Bank of Nigeria for over 14 years in various departments, where she gained a wealth of experience and knowledge of international banking, marketing, treasury and financial institution management. Mrs. Banjo rose to rank of Assistant General Manager (Bank Treasury) before leaving the banking industry in 2004. Her key portfolios included the bank treasury and management of key accounts from both the public and private sectors. Her wealth of experience in marketing and treasury management was key enabler to her successful management of the liquidity of Gulf Bank for a sustainable profit growth year-on-year. Her relationship management and marketing skills contributed immensely to the growth of the bank’s balance sheet. She received an award of the best deposit mobilization staff of the year in 1998. Mrs. Banjo is a team player and was a committed pioneer staff of Gulf Bank. She is a go-getter and no obstacle is too great for her to overcome. Her interest in investment and asset management led to her personal investment in the food industry during the low carb boom of 2002-2005. Mrs. Banjo’s professional and academic achievements includes local and international training in asset management, MBA degree from Lagos State University and a Master’s in Banking and Finance from University of Lagos.


Distinguished Food Processing and Business Consultants

H2AFoods consultant team is ready to offer our more than 250 years of experience in the U.S. corporate world including working directly for and with Fortune 500 companies.

Dr. Lloyd Rooney
Dr. Lloyd Rooney - H2AFoods Nigeria LimitedSnacks, Cereal Chemistry and Technology

Dr. Lloyd Rooney is Regents Professor and Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Dr. Rooney has dedicated most of his career teaching and mentoring students in the practice and science of foods and nutrition. Many of his former students, if not all of his graduate students are top-notch practicing food scientists in the USA and all over the world. Dr. Rooney’s work on corn (maize) supply chain and corn variety selection for making Snacks and Ready-to-Eat Cereals (RTECs) has earned him many awards by scientific bodies such as the Corn Refiners Association, American Association of Cereal Chemists, International Congress on Nixtamalization (Queretaro, Mexico) and American Association of Agronomy, to mention a few. Dr. Rooney is also an expert in sorghum and millet utilization as food crops. He has nearly 1000 scientific publications, as well as editor and co-editor of books on Snack Foods Processing and Sorghum Utilization.


Robert "Bob" Miller
Mr. Robert 'Bob' Miller - H2AFoods Nigeria LimitedSnacks and RTEC's Manufacturing

Mr. Bob Miller has been a consultant to the food and feed industry since 1980. He is a chemical engineer (New Jersey Institute of Technology) with experience in Research and Development and production manufacturing of RTECs and Snacks. Mr. Miller worked briefly for Warner-Lambert, Nabisco, Cornell University and Borden Foods before starting an independent practice of consulting for the food industry in the United States and all over the world, including Thailand and Russia. His current work, specializing in extrusion processing and related fields, takes him around the world. His numerous research and publications have focused on his work in this area. Mr. Miller has been a regular lecturer for the American Association of Cereal Chemists and has also participated in educational and development programs with the American Institute of Baking, Cornell University, Center for Processing Advancement, American Soybean Association, U.S. Feed Grains Council, Project SUSTAIN, NSTDA (at Kasesart University, Thailand), and ACDI/VOCA. He also participates in several courses for training of technical and operating personnel within private companies.


Dr. Mpoko Bokanga
Dr. Mpoko Bokanga - H2AFoods Nigeria LimitedCassava Production & Processing

Dr. Mpoko Bokanga is a world-renowned food scientist with special emphasis on cassava processing and utilization as a food crop. He has been involved in agricultural research and development in Africa for several years since graduating with a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a doctorate from Cornell University. Before joining AATF as its first Executive Director, Dr. Bokanga worked as Industrial Development Officer (Agro-industries) with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Abuja, Nigeria. He also served: as Research Scientist with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA); as a Visiting Professor of Food Science at the Alabama A & M University; and as Research Associate with Westreco Inc., a Nestlé Research Company based in New Milford, Connecticut, USA. Dr. Bokanga is the current Chair of ISTRC-AB, the African branch of the ISTRC.
He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Greenwich in England, United Kingdom (2005-2008). At Westreco, Dr. Bokanga developed processes based on immobilized microbial and enzyme systems, and at IITA, he developed technologies for processing cassava and yams into new products, which were deployed in over a dozen African countries. He has co-authored or edited three books and published several scholarly papers on the biochemistry and health implications of cyanogenesis in cassava, and on the processing of root and tuber crops. He is the Coordinator of the Working Group on Cassava Safety (WOCAS), a sub-committee of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC), whose main function is to monitor progress in and stimulate research on the understanding and handling of issues related to cyanogenesis in cassava and their implications on cassava food safety.


William "Bill" Englar
Mr. William 'Bill' Englar - H2AFoods Nigeria LimitedPotato Dehydration Processing

Mr. Bill Englar is a world-class expert in potato dehydration and vegetable food processing and preservation. He started his own consulting and food laboratory research company after a brief career as a food scientist for Carnation, Idaho Potato Growers, and The Kellogg Company. He is a graduate of Michigan State University. Most recently, Mr. Englar has provided his technical know-how and expertise to support the Idaho State University food science and technology business development programs. He has successfully built potato dehydration facilities from the ground up and a Ready-to-Eat Cereal (RTEC) manufacturing facility in South America and the Caribbean. He was engaged as a consultant for “Project Exchange” by H2AFoods Nigeria Limited to leverage his years of experience on potato dehydration and preservation in the processing of potatoes, yams, cassava, plantain and bananas for the Nigeria market.


Dr. Gloria Cagampang
Dr. Gloria Carampang - H2AFoods Nigeria LimitedRTEC's Rice, Sorghum, Fats & Oils

Dr. Gloria Cagampang started her career in the food industry with the Kellogg Company in 1984, and subsequently rose to the position of Research Fellow, as well as a member of the Research Quality and Technology Leadership Team. She was the first female Research Fellow in the history of Kellogg Company. Her responsibilities included the design and execution of the strategic technical roadmap of the Kellogg Company. In a short time, Dr. Cagampang and her team of scientists and engineers successfully developed and implemented the universal shortenings needed across the Kellogg Company to accomplish trans-fats elimination, reduction of saturated fats, reduction of the costs of the ingredients, and exploration of new oils.

For seven years, Dr. Cagampang implemented the raw material programs of Kellogg Company’s global operations that include Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. With 25 years of experience in basic and applied research, process technology, product development and innovation and ingredient sourcing and procurement, Dr. Cagampang’s experience and expertise are sought after in the field of cereal and grain science and technology transfer and especially for Rice, Wheat and Corn. She is recognized as one of the world’s renowned rice experts.

Prior to her food industry experience, Dr. Cagampang worked on rice research and played a significant role in the establishment of the Rice Technical Center at the University of Arkansas. In addition, she worked as Research Associate at Purdue University conducting basic research and investigations on the physicochemical properties of sorghum grains that are relevant to eating quality. Dr. Cagampang holds two Master of Science degrees in Grain Science from Kansas State University and Biochemistry from Purdue University where she also earned her doctorate in Food Science and Cereal Science.


Maureen Okoro-Sokoh
Mrs. Maureen Okoro-Sokoh - H2AFoods Nigeria LimitedHuman Resource & Talent Management Recruiter

Mrs. Maureen Okoro-Sokoh is a well-respected and accomplished Human Resources (HR) expert in the Oil and Gas sector. She currently serves as an HR Consultant on recruitment and outsourcing management issues for Oando Plc. Prior to being engaged as a consultant, she was Head of Corporate Services and Human Capital Management (HCM) at Oando Marketing Limited (Nigeria and West Africa). Oando, formerly Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, is the foremost downstream oil marketing company, as well as the largest energy group in Nigeria. She previously served at Oando Plc as Manpower Resourcing Manager (2004-2006), and Senior Training Officer (2001-2004).

Before her professional affiliation with Oando Plc, Okoro-Sokoh was Deputy Manager, Computer Services, at Ambrose Alli University, Lagos, Nigeria (2000-2001); Branch/Administrative Manager, Debis Nigeria Limited (Kano, Nigeria, 1995-2000); and Process Control Superintendent, 7Up Bottling Company Plc, Lagos, Nigeria (1990-1993). Throughout her professional career, Mrs. Okoro-Sokoh has emphasized and contributed to skills development, empowerment of staff, and innovation and standardization. For example, at 7Up Bottling Company, she oversaw and supervised the total process of syrup and treated water production to meet measured standards and specifications for Pepsi-Cola International products. At Debis Nigeria Limited, she trained trainers, managed employee welfare issues and mentorship. Her skills in information technology (IT) were evident in her design and implementation of IT training programs and curriculum, networking of the Ambrose Alli University, and her role in recruitment of student. Her affiliation with Oando Plc is demonstration and acknowledgement of her ability to apply acquired skills in human resources, human capital management and welfare, equitable workforce, and arbitration and negotiation.

Her appetite for intellectual and professional growth has influenced her participation in numerous professional development courses in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, and Nigeria. In the process, she has acquired applied skills in strategic business thinking, issues related to industrial and labor relations, mediation, merger and acquisitions, e-business, strategic planning, and human resources management.

A graduate of the University of Benin (Nigeria), with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry, Mrs. Okoro-Sokoh also has earned numerous other academic qualifications and certifications in desktop publishing, data processing (diploma), as well as in essential areas of Microsoft instructional and user tools, and questionnaire and personality testing. She is well-respected by her peers and in her profession.


Chris Ekoh
Legal Counsel

Mr. Ekoh is an environmental practitioner - currently employed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as the Senior Attorney in charge of Water Quality. He supervises a team of attorneys who represent the agency on water quality permitting matters, industrial and municipal wastewater permitting, sludge use, registration and permitting, wastewater treatment plant design and installation, and rulemaking to facilitate the agency's mandate under the Texas Water Code. Mr. Ekoh participates in the administration of the agency's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) memorandum of agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has a wealth of experience in employment and corporate law, business and civil litigation, personal injury and immigration law and environmental regulation compliance. Mr. Ekoh has practiced law for over 17 years and has given scholarly presentations on a variety of environmental topics. He holds an LL.M degree in environmental law from Vermont Law School; a Jurist Doctor degree from William Mitchell Law School in St Paul, Minnesota; and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.


David O. Agbuduta
Certified Legal Accountant

Mr. David O. Agbuduta is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). With over 15 years of experience, Mr. Agbuduta is also a financial advisor in public accounting practice performing compilations, reviews, taxation and specialty accounting services. In collaboration with his firm’s staff, Mr. Agbuduta performs a wide range of services for many clients as diverse as the health care industry, general contractors, and food processing.

Previously, Mr. Agbuduta was a controller with Simeus Food International, Inc., in Mansfield, Texas and served as a business analyst in the expatriate unit of Ernest & Young, LLP. He went into private practice when he formed his accounting firm in 2002. Mr. Agbuduta holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma.


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