• Mangulama Bridget Sharon
    Mangulama Bridget Sharon
    Head, Hospitality and Travel Services

  • Jinadu Adeniyi
    Jinadu Adeniyi
    System and Applications Officer
  • Andrew E. Agbeso
    Andrew E. Agbeso
    Off Campus and Travel Manager
  • Esan Adebisi
    Esan Adebisi
    Senior Travel Officer
  • Udu Johnson
    Udu Johnson
    Senior Catering Officer
  • Ogunsola Funke
    Ogunsola Funke
    Conference Centre Manager
  • Akinlotan Mary
    Akinlotan Mary
    Front Office Manager
  • Diai Hope
    Diai Hope
    Travel Services Support Officer
  • Buari Titilola
    Buari Titilola
    Administrative Officer
  • Joe-oka Funmi
    Joe-oka Funmi
    Food & Beverages Manager
  • Ajayi Adenike Janet
    Ajayi Adenike Janet
    Customer Relation & Service Officer

Mangulama Bridget Sharon
Head, Hospitality and Travel Services

Bridget, a Malawian national, is the Resident Manager, Hospitality and Travel Services (HOSTRAS) at IITA-Ibadan. Bridget has General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ) advanced certificate in Hospitality and Catering at Boston College in Lincolnshire, England and Studied BA Hospitality and Food Management at Birmingham College University, England (formerly known as Birmingham College of Food and Creative Studies). She has over 19 years in the Hospitality industry, including college years.

After gaining years of work experience from Hotels like The Hilton Hotels, Malmaison Hotels and City Inn in Birmingham England, Bridget returned to Malawi where she worked for Crossroads Hotel Lilongwe (Formerly known as Cresta Crossroads Hotel) for 8 years where she held several senior Management positions. She later joined The Latitude Hotels in 2014 as General Manager for both Latitude 13 in Lilongwe and Latitude 15 in Lusaka. Bridget loves sports and travel and is fascinated with different cultures, food and wines.

  Telephone: 2540 | Email: B.mangulama@cgiar.org
Jinadu Adeniyi
System and Applications Officer

Manages all the software applications and IT technologies
Fun fact: I am a competitive chess and scrabble player and I also enjoy teaching and love watching good football.

  Telephone: 2150 | Email: A.Jinadu@cgiar.org 
Andrew E. Agbeso
Off Campus and Travel Manager

A seasoned professional, has extensive years of experience in Air Travel and Hospitality. Obtain Diploma and Advance Diploma Business Administration at Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo. Has Travel Certifications and Training in Aviation studies and Tourism at Aviation Training Institute, Lagos and at International Air Transport Institute, Montreal.

Joined IITA in 1990 as Travel and Airport liaison Assistant, prior to joining IITA, worked with various Travel Management Groups, Yeksol International Ltd, Saban Travels and Silma Travels and Tours, handling corporate travels and Airport operations.

At IITA, worked at various levels, handling travel related services, airport and aircraft operations.On the job in 2012, elevated to management level, with the responsibility to managing Travel office, Lagos Administration, Airport Assistance, Ikeja Guest House and Abuja Guest House. Love innovations, creativity, enjoy helping people plan adventure and relaxing gateway.

  Telephone: 2691  |   Email: J.Udu@cgiar.org
Esan Adebisi
Senior Travel Officer

Working with IITA for more than 10 years experience assisting our customers fulfill their domestic and international travel needs. Extensive knowledge of many of the top travel destinations and proficiency in the latest, travel coordination and booking software (Amadeus and Galileo). Gifted at developing custom- built travel itineraries that exceed expectations while still fitting into customer budgets. Also committed to provide a superior quality information and services to all our clients and customers.

Coordinate travel itineraries for domestic and international trips for IRS and NRS based on need, budgets and expectations. Excellent customer services skills that ensure IRS and NRS satisfaction in their officer and personal travel itinerary. An initiative to delight our customers with value added travel related information and services to help plan their travel easy and pleasant. Also committed to provide a superior quality information and services all our customers.

  Telephone: 2691  |   Email: a.esan@cgiar.org
Udu Johnson
Senior Catering Officer


In charge of the day to day smooth running and operation of the Snack Bar, prompt and excellent service of food, snacks, pizza, Beverages, etc, both Alcoholic and Non- Alcoholic, Set up Bars during conferences, seminar, work shop, birthday, wedding, etc. For Lunch, cocktails and dinner services.

Do you want to order for some take away food, pizza, snacks, or Beverages? We are ready to serve better with FRIENDLY PRICE, AND DELIGHTFUL SERVICES.

  Telephone: 2691  |   Email: J.Udu@cgiar.org

 

Ogunsola Funke
Conference Centre Manager


A seasoned administrator with more than 25 years of professional work experience in Office Management, Communications, Capacity Development, Financial Reporting, and Conference and Event Management. A good team player, highly motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team setting sharing knowledge with others. I am a self-motivated professional with demonstrated ability to strategize for improved work systems and overall service delivery.

Possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with a keen ability to multitask a variety of challenges and responsibilities. Skilled in taking initiative as a leader, very logical and analytical in problem solving and negotiating for a win-win agreement. Demonstrated marketing capability to gain customer trust and provide exceptional follow-up leading to increased patronage. A prudent manager, and an achiever in meeting targets. Proficient in Microsoft word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Outside official work, I love spending time with my creator.

  Telephone: 2691  |   Email: f.ogunsola@cgiar.org
Akinlotan Mary
Front Office Manager


Manages the Front Office operations, Conference Bookings, Administration, Campsite, Sports and Recreation.
FUN FACT: Backyard livestock keeping.

  Telephone: 2691 | Email: m.akinlotan@cgiar.org
Diai Hope
Travel Services Support Officer


Coordinates shuttle services between Ibadan Campus, Ibadan Airport, Ikeja Guest House and Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos. The purpose of operational shuttle is to ensure that passengers arrives at the airport in good time for their departures. The shuttle routinely leaves Ibadan Campus at 06.30 hours, 09.00 hours, 12.00 hours, 1300 hours to Lagos and 06.30 hours from Lagos and runs with a luggage van as a unit when necessary.

  Telephone: 2390  |  Email: H.Diai@cgiar.org
Buari Titilola
Administrative Officer


Titilola is the Administrative Assistant of the Hospitality & Travel Services Unit, Ibadan. She provides administrative support to the Head of the Unit, the Managers, the HODs and the entire employees of the Unit, assisting in daily office needs and managing the Unit’s general administrative activities.

  Telephone: 2458 | Email: t.buari@cgiar.org
Joe-oka Funmi
Food & Beverages Manager

With over 15 + years culinary experience rising from the position of kitchen attendant to Head chef and now the Food and beverage Manager. In charge of all food and Beverage (Internal and external )for conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Birthdays, Weddings etc.
I love to stay active and am passionate about food, cooking, enjoy pleasing our diners and creating an interesting combination of taste and flavors.

  Telephone: 2691 | Email: f.joe-oka@cgiar.org
Ajayi Adenike Janet
Customer Relation & Service Officer

I am goal oriented, purpose driven individual with excellent interpersonal ability and effective communication skill.

I am competent in using Microsoft office tools (words, Excel, Power point)…., Proven leadership ability, Excellent analytical, Ensuring Customers satisfaction, Effective in Promoting Unit’s products and facilities and my Career objective is to work in an organization that promotes productivity.

My Fun Fact :
love reading, love to learn new things, generally I love engaging myself in anything adventurous.

  Telephone: 2691  |   Email: J.Udu@cgiar.org