About Ropeways

The Team

Captain Dapo Olumide
Chief Executive Officer

Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi
Director

Cpt. Dapo Olumide

C.E.O

Dapo Olumide has over 30 years of experience in aviation and is a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society in England. After graduating with a B.Sc degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, USA in 1980, he returned to Nigeria in 1982 where he joined AeroContractors Airline as a pilot. He was promoted to Chief Pilot in 1986, before being appointed the Deputy Managing Director of the airline in 2002 at which point he transformed the original Company vision from an exclusively B2B model to the more demanding B2C model. In 2007 he joined the Africa Finance Corporation as one of its pioneer executives, a strategic career change that gave him a broader understanding of the financial management of multinational organisations. He briefly came out of airline retirement to turn-around Virgin Nigeria Airways, which was struggling under a huge financial debt burden. Following the successful rebranding and sale of the airline to a private investor in April 2010, he returned to his passion for project development, joining Ropeways Transport Limited as Managing Director.

Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi

Director

Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi served as the Managing Director of Daily Times of Nigeria. Together with Kole Omotosho, Biodun Jeyifo, Wole Soyinka, Mr. Ogunbiyi was part of the drama and literature department of Ife. He then served as an Executive Director of the Guardian Newspapers In Charge of Public Affairs and Marketing. He serves as the Chairman of Tanus Communications. He serves as a Member of Global Advisory Board at Repro India Limited. He was a Lecturer at Brooklyn College. He returned to Nigeria in the late 1970s and taught at Ife. He has written a few books on African literature. He edited the book, "Drama and Theatre in Nigeria: A Critical Source Book" a comprehensive work on Nigerian drama. The entries in the book included various drama articles from the Nigeria Magazine which were becoming sparse and expensive at the time. Mr. Ogunbiyi is a Drama Educator. He received his secondary education from the Ibadan Boys High School and later went to University of Ibadan where he studied English Literature. He followed the footsteps of Biodun Jeyifo and proceeded to the New York University for his Masters.

Partners

Doppelmayr
Garaventa
ILF Consulting Engineers

Our Partners on the implementation of the project are the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group and ILF Consulting Engineers. The Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group is the quality, technology and market leader in ropeway engineering and operates production plants as well as sales and service centers in over 35 countries worldwide. To date, the Group has built more than 14,500 installations for customers in over 88 nations. Flexibility, know-how und pioneering spirit make the Group ideally equipped to meet all the challenges of traditional and new markets.

Innovative transport systems from Doppelmayr/Garaventa continually set new standards. Top comfort and safety define our installations - in summer and winter tourism regions as well as in the urban transit sector. Our material transport systems and ropeways for preventive avalanche blasting offer impressive efficiency and performance. All-year-round experience concepts round off our extensive portfolio. With Doppelmayr/Garaventa, customers get top quality in modern design, user-friendly solutions and optimum service. From the initial idea to the completed project and beyond.

ILF - Engineering Excellence: Whether it is the extraction of natural raw materials under difficult conditions, the development of innovative industrial plants or the supply of water and energy to a metropolis - it is mostly the art of engineering which facilitates and safeguards the sustainable development of mankind and improves the quality of life. ILF Consulting Engineers (ILF) consists of several international and independent engineering and consulting companies. ILF helps demanding customers successfully execute complex industrial and infrastructure projects. Today, the ILF companies rank among the world's leading engineering firms in the areas of their core expertise.

ILF has main offices in Innsbruck and Munich, and more than thirty subsidiary offices worldwide. A permanent staff of over 1810 are employed to develop and execute project solutions for international customers. All ILF companies are certified to ISO 9001.