ENGR. Akintola Bayode KOLADE
ENGR. Kolade has a working experience spanning over 35 years in the steel industry. He graduated from the University of Lagos in 1971, studied Mechanical Engineering and thereafter started as a trainee engineer in 1973.
Over the years Mr. Kolade has been involved in various capacities including Project Planning, Monitoring and Engineering of the integrated iron and steel works of Ajaokuta Steel Plant.
He trained in various steel plants in Japan, India and former USSR
Mr. Kolade has been involved in various contract negotiations for projects such as;
Ajaokuta Steel plants, Itakpe Iron Ore Mining and Beneficiation plant, Osogbo Steel Rolling mills, Delta Steel Plant.
During his working career with the steel companies, he was at different times; • GM/CEO of Osogbo Steel Company 1986 – 1990. • Special Technical Assistant to the Minister Mines and Power 1990 – 1993. • Deputy General Manager, Technical Services at Ajaokuta Steel Company where he was responsible for the supervision and coordination of the Civil Engineering Construction and the Erection of Equipment and Steel Structures 1993. • Project Director / CEO of Ajaokuta Steel Company 1994. • Director of Steel Development in the Federal Ministry of Power and Steel from 1994 to February 2008. Mr. Kolade has served in the Board of several companies including Delta Steel Company 2001 – 2005, National Steel Raw Material Exploration Agency Kaduna 2001 -2007, New Life Microfinance Bank 2003 – 2007, Smace Nigeria Limited – since 1987 till date.