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Ayo Aderibigbe is one of the founding Directors of Bell Oil & Gas and has held the position of Chief Operating Officer since the foundation of the company. As Chief Operating Officer, Ayo is responsible for ensuring that the company’s infrastructure, in particular, the business processes and systems, operational methodologies and technology, are in place to ensure the delivery of end to end solutions to meet the clients’ needs. To achieve this, Ayo has implemented the following: ISO 9001:2008, which has placed quality as an integral part of the business; An Enterprise Resource Planning tool (SAP), which has not only ensured speed of delivery, but has resulted in signature processes and best practice methodologies which have become industry benchmarks; Quality, Health and safety department, to reposition health and safety at the heart of business operations – in an integrated and systemic way rather than as an isolated set of activities. Ayo is also responsible for the business development function, thriving on the challenge of delivering the very demanding sales targets set by the board year on year. Above all else, Ayo is committed to the growth and development of his people and dedicates a high proportion of his time to training, teaching, coaching and mentoring them with emphasis on the whole person, rather than just on increasing technical proficiency. Prior to joining Bell Oil & Gas, Ayo was a Management Consultant for a Technology and Design consultancy company in the UK. In that role, Ayo worked on challenging, multi-million pound projects ranging from Business Processes Re-engineering, Installation and Integration of turnkey solutions, to Refurbishment of legacy infrastructure and organizational assets, as well as leading complex change management programmes such as the merger that created the largest pharmaceutical company in the UK. Specialties: Ayo volunteers his time in coaching and advising young Entrepreneurs, and he serves as Non-Executive Director in the boards of several budding organisations, giving strategic steer as appropriate. In addition to reading widely, Ayo has recently picked up Golf as a hobby and has a strong Christian faith that informs his moral compass.Ayo is married to Patricia, and both have been blessed with three lovely children: Tayo, Ivie and Tobi.