The Cosgrove management team consists of highly experienced leaders
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
The Cosgrove founder, Umar comes with over 2 decades varied experience in Real Estate Development, Investment, and Financial Services. Notably, Umar served as the pioneer Managing Director of Brains & Hammers Ltd. for 8 years.
He directed the foundations for the company’s success; and spearheaded the conceptualization, development, construction, and management of a myriad of housing estates and gated communities. He is specially adept at managing complex projects and diverse teams.
Umar also brings extensive experience from his corporate banking background as well as expertise in negotiations with a commitment to compliance with corporate governance and fiscal discipline. An astute leader whose vision is achieving Cosgrove strategic business goals.
His variegated International Executive Leadership training programs equip him for his new role to steer the company to achieve its long-term vision.
Umar is a graduate of Bayero University, Kano and an alumnus of Cranfield University, UK and attends the Harvard Business School Executive Programs.
Chief Operating Officer
Liz, an Arch Bishop Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute is a business strategist with proven strength tactically executing strategy and delivering on organizational goals. She believes in the combined role of people driven tactics and systems in delivering excellence to all stakeholders.
After a multidisciplinary role spanning nearly 16 years, Liz knows what truly drives business process, customer engagement, and strategy. Her strengths include knowledge management, business management, people management, customer relationship management and more.
Liz is an accomplished people developer and trainer with a unique method for creating high performing teams. She is an alumnus of the Said Business School Leadership program (with African Leadership Institute) and Wharton Business School Real Estate program on Housing Finance & Securitization.
In addition to her extensive multidisciplinary experience, Liz is also a certified customer service strategist and coach; she is also a published author.
Liz is a Business Administration graduate of University of Abuja, with an MSc in Knowledge Management from the Aberdeen Business School.
Engr. Baba Kalli
Chief Technology Officer
A graduate of Civil and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Maiduguri, Engr. B. Kalli brings
over 20 years of experience in the Real Estate & Construction Industry – Designing, Constructing and Managing both Public and Private projects across Nigeria.
He directed the foundations for the company’s success; and spearheaded the conceptualization, development,
construction, and management of a myriad of housing estates and gated communities. He has served as Director Technical Operations of BCals Resources Ltd. He led the design and construction of various projects including
the Oando Nig. Plc. Maitama; BBC Media Office Abuja; Yakubu Gowon Centre in Kumasi Crescent, National Diary Development Commission Headquarters, Abuja; First Shopping Plaza for Jabire Nig. Ltd., Abuja, among many other highly regarded projects.
Prior to this he also served as a Principal Engineer and later Consultant to Futune Nig. Ltd leading the construction of several Turnkey projects including the NIPC building Maitama, Abuja; NSITF office at Wuse 2, Abuja; BUA Estate Asokoro, Abuja; and the British Preparatory School Wuse 2, Abuja.
A registered member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Engr. Baba Kalli is also a seasoned. His dedication, professionalism and unflagging attention-to-detail ensures all Cosgrove offerings are built
and delivered to exceptional quality standards – a key facet of our corporate promise.
Engr. Madhur Tripathi
Chief Infrastructure Officer
Tripathi brings explicit knowledge and expertise to the Cosgrove team. He has worked on notable projects with notable construction firms in Nigeria; including Dantata and Sawoe and Julius Berger Nigeria Ltd executing major civil (infrastructure and building) projects within Nigeria.
Engr Tripathi has over 20 years extensive professional experience in quality control, construction & supervision of highways (both rigid and flexible pavements) and building projects.
He is a member of The Council of the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), The Institute of Engineers and a distinguished Member of Indian Road Congress (IRC).
A Civil Engineering graduate with Masters degree (ME) in Geotechnical Engineering (Soil and foundation engineering) from MBM Engineering Collage Jodhpur India.
Chief Procurement Officer
Barr. Adeoba Ademoyega