Meet our Management Team



Umar Aliyu

Umaru Aliyu, co-founder and overall Project Coordinator for Brains and Hammers since 2007. Umaru has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He is a graduate of Public Administration (Ahmadu Bello University), and is also an alumnus of Webster University, USA from which he graduated with a Masters in Business Administration. Umaru is also Founder and Chairman, Shelter Optimum Property Development Company, as well as Chairman, Check-Inn Hotels (Nig.) Ltd.



Adebola Sheidu

Co-founder and Chairman of Brains and Hammers since 2007. Adebola is a graduate of Law and a seasoned entrepreneur with over a decade of construction experience in Nigeria. He has served on boards of several companies, and has vast experience in all matters relating to turnkey real estate consultancy. He is also currently Executive Chairman, Luxury Heights and Towers Ltd. , Executive Director, Check –Inn Hotels (Nig.) Ltd; as well as Chairman, Legend Concepts and Consult.

Managing Director

Managing Director

Umar Abdullahi

Umar brings over 7 years extensive construction experience that led to the successful delivery of over 1,500 Houses. A graduate of Bayero University, Kano, his experience in financial analysis and risk management is brought to bear through over 10 years in the banking industry. As an alumni of Harvard and Cranfield University, in the USA and UK respectively, Umar is an excellent manager of people and is focused on achieving Brains & Hammers strategic business goals.

Director Operations

Executive Director Operations

Madhur Tripathi

Madhur brings over 20 years of extensive professional experience in the field of construction and design. He designs and supervises major civil projects(infrastructures and building) in India and Nigeria, including highway, expressway projects, major and minor bridges and cross-drainage works and the preparation of quality control manuals. He is also participating in the preparation of General Specification of Roads and Bridges(Federal Ministry of Works and Housing). He has a bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and Masters[M.E] in Geo-technical Engineering from the Engineering College, Jodhpur University, Rajasthan, and is also distinguished Member of the Indian Road Congress [RC], a Member of The Institute of Engineers and a Member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.

ED Operations

ED Business  Development

Ifeoma Okoye

Ifeoma is a professional with over 16 years experience in start-up operations across human capital management, business development, business strategy, turnaround plans,process mapping and business re-engineering. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Management from Middlesex University Business School(UK). She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development(M.C.I.P.D) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Managers. Ifeoma has a sound knowledge of real estate investment strategies and fund generation,with experience spanning developing sales, marketing communications and budget plans to implementing sound corporate governance structure for large corporates, SMEs in Nigeria and the UK.


General Manager

Aliyu Babangida Aliyu

A graduate of Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Minna, Aliyu possesses over 5 years industry experience in various technical and operational roles. A result-oriented manager, Aliyu also has a Masters in Engineering Project Management from Coventry University in the UK. 

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