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Board of Directors

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  • FAISAL IMAM
    FAISAL IMAM
  • ZIN BEKKALI
    ZIN BEKKALI
  • FEMI SUNMONU
    FEMI SUNMONU
  • FAROUK IMAM
    FAROUK IMAM
    Managing Director

Management Team

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  • FAROUK IMAM
    FAROUK IMAM
    Managing Director
  • OLUMIDE JOSEPH ODEWOLE
    OLUMIDE JOSEPH ODEWOLE
    Finance
  • TOLULOPE OGUNLOKUN
    TOLULOPE OGUNLOKUN
    Human Resources
  • JUBRIL ADEBOLA AROMASODU
    JUBRIL ADEBOLA AROMASODU
    Project Manager
  • OMOLAYO OSASONA
    OMOLAYO OSASONA
    Quantity Surveyor

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FAISAL IMAM

Faisal Imam serves as the Managing Director and cofounder of Monument Group. Faisal Imam has overall responsibility for deal origination, new ventures, fund raising, and the development and exit of investments made by the Group in private and public companies. He holds an MBA from the University of Wales (Cardiff), a BSc in Accountancy from University of Maiduguri (Nigeria) and a postgraduate diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in England and Wales (DipM).

ZIN BEKKALI

Zin Bekkali is the CEO and founder of Silk Invest, a specialist fund manager focused on frontier markets in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Silk Invest is one of the leading frontier markets managers with staff from over 10 different frontier markets and it manages a range of products including an African private equity fund and pan-African equity fund. Before creating Silk Invest, Zin worked for ING Investment Management, Bain, Ahold and Fortis Investments. Zin has a M.Sc. in applied Econometrics from the University of Amsterdam, has completed his MBA at London Business School and is CFA Charter holder.

FEMI SUNMONU

Femi Sunmonu is a Partner at Aliant® – an international law practice and doubly serves as head of the Africa Practice. Prior to his co-founding Aliant®, he was practice leader at the Nigerian firm Femi Sunmonu & Associates\Qais Conrad Laureate. Starting out as a legal practitioner in Kano, Nigeria, he has garnered experience in privatization and regulatory reform programs, telecoms, construction and real estate, manufacturing, oil and gas and financial services. Femi graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University at Ile-Ife Nigeria, is admitted to the Roll of the Supreme Court of Nigeria both as a legal practitioner and as a Notary Public.  Femi was sometime member of the Council of the Nigeria Bar Association Section on Business Law and enjoys reading traveling and being with his family. Femi was appointed to the board of Cocoon Atlantic Limited in December 2016.

FAROUK IMAM
Managing Director

Farouk is the CEO of Cocoon Homes and has played a key role in the venture since its conception. Farouk has been an Executive Director of the Monument Group since 2004, managing the Groups principal investment firm, as well as taking overall responsibility for Monument’s real estate business. Previously, Farouk served as a non-executive director on the board of Vanso Nigeria Limited, and as a production/facilities engineer with Canadian Petroleum. Farouk holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng.) from Imperial College, London and an MSc in Investment Management from the Henley Business School (University of Reading).

FAROUK IMAM
Managing Director

Farouk is the CEO of Cocoon Homes and has played a key role in the venture since its conception. Farouk has been an Executive Director of the Monument Group since 2004, managing the Groups principal investment firm, as well as taking overall responsibility for Monument’s real estate business. Previously, Farouk served as a non-executive director on the board of Vanso Nigeria Limited, and as a production/facilities engineer with Canadian Petroleum. Farouk holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng.) from Imperial College, London and an MSc in Investment Management from the Henley Business School (University of Reading).

OLUMIDE JOSEPH ODEWOLE
Finance

Olumide Odewole plays a major role in the strategy, planning and provision of financial leadership for Cocoon Homes. Prior to joining the Company in May 2017, Olumide was the Chief Finance Officer of a real estate development firm. His other experiences include Corporate Finance and Governance Consultant for a leading business and management Consulting firm in Nigeria, Finance and Strategy Manager for a leading downstream oil and gas company in Nigeria, Core Planning Manager for a telecommunications consulting firm in Nigeria, and Accounts Manager and Tax Accountant for a leading FMCG company in Nigeria.

Olumide is a qualified accountant (ICAN and ACCA), and he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University (UK).

TOLULOPE OGUNLOKUN
Human Resources

Tolulope Ogunlokun a qualified chartered accountant whose experience spans across several sectors of the economy. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Tolulope specialises in Financial Reporting and Taxation. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

JUBRIL ADEBOLA AROMASODU
Project Manager

Jubril is a seasoned building construction professional with a thorough knowledge of end to end construction processes and extensive hands on experience. He has nearly 20 years of experience working with blue chip construction companies in Nigeria.

Jubril is a qualified registered builder (CORBON), a member of Nigeria Institute of Building (MNIOB), certified MPM and also a fellow of America Academy of Project Management.

OMOLAYO OSASONA
Quantity Surveyor

Omolayo Osasona is a Quantity surveyor with over 14 years’ experience in the real estate & construction industry in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and she is also a member of The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS).