Ship Owners Association Nigeria - President
Mr. Greg U. Ogbeifun is the Chairman/CEO of Starzs Investments Company Limited, a marine logistics company whose activities include: ownership, operation and maintenance of vessels and the Managing Director/CEO of Starzs Marine and Engineering Limited, the first privately owned indigenous ship repair yard in Nigeria in operation since the year 2000.
He is a qualified Marine Engineer with First Class (Combined) Certificate of Competency, a member of the British Society of Marine Consultants and Ship Surveyors, the American Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the Institute of Directors as well as the President of the Shipowners Association of Nigeria (SOAN). He also sits as a member of the Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC).
Mr. Ogbeifun’s in-depth professional experience and clarity of vision has made leaders in the Maritime Industry and even the Federal Government seek his counsel severally and he has served in different Shipping and Maritime related committees.
He has received many awards which include ‘Best Marine Engineer’ in 2004 by the Maritime Industry, ‘Immense Contributor to Manpower Development’ in 2006 by the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron. ‘Trailblazer’ in 2016 by the All African Students Union in recognition of his contribution to the welfare of students across West Africa and ‘Manager of the Year’ by the Europe Business Assembly in 2016.
He has presented many papers within and outside Nigeria on crucial maritime issues.
Mr Ogbeifun is a man that is very committed to helping the less privileged. Worried about the high unemployment rate among the Nigerian youth, he incorporated Eaglewatch Security Limited which today has over 600 Nigerians on its payroll.
Despite the demand on Mr. Ogbeifun’s professional life, he finds time to bond with his seven children, two of whom are already Mariners.