Expertise

Jean Pierre Lucas

Jean Pierre Lucas

Chairman

Jean Pierre Lucas is the President of Marlinvest, a French, family-owned business, and RIF’s Parent company. Lucas has been actively involved in the Nigerian business sphere since 1973. Between 1981 and 1985, Lucas was the Managing Director of SCOA Nigeria.

Lawan Rabiu

Lawan Rabiu

Managing Director

Is an idea strategist with a proven track record in program implementation, evaluation and process monitoring. He has keen interests in the socio-capital development of youths, gender equality advocacy, and leadership development. Having worked on projects sponsored by PCNI and other federal projects in Nigeria over the last 15 years, he has the breadth and depth of experience needed to quickly discover, develop and execute impactful projects that will have the most significant possible impacts on beneficiaries. Currently RIF’s Operations Manager on project Implementation and Logistics.

Michaela Moye

Michaela Moye

Project Manager

Michaela Moye holds an LLB from the University of Abuja. She has worked in journalism, communications, research, development and project management. Moye has contributed to publications on women’s land rights, unpaid care, industrial and social development.

Abubakar Joda

Abubakar Joda

Director

Abubakar Joda holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration an MBA and an advanced Certificate in Finance and Marketing. He worked in the Insurance Industry for three years before starting a business in the oil industry. He expanded his business to include real estate, agriculture and mining.

Laurent Colas

Laurent Colas

Technical Partner – Board member

Laurent Colas is the CEO of JTAgro, an agro solutions company that designs, builds and operates low capital Vegetable Production Farms in desert and tropical areas.

Rakyia Omaki

Rakyia Omaki

International Trade Manager

Rakiya Omaki holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Abuja, as well as certificates in Management, Human Resources, Project Management, Terrorism and Security Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation and Public Relations. She is currently working on her master’s in human resource management and a certification in International Trade. She has over 14 years’ cumulative experience in Administration, Public Relations, Project Development and Research. While working with RIF, she has served in various capacities – Admin and HR Manager, Project Manager, and is currently heading the international trade desk.

Julien Chedeville

Julien Chedeville

Director/ Lead Agronomist

Julien Chedeville holds a degree in organic agriculture from the University of Nantes. For ten years, he managed a vegetable farm that he established in France. He was also the operations manager of one of JTAgro’s farms in Mauritius for 2 years and has managed several agricultural projects across africa. A specialist of agriculture in desert and tropical areas, Chedeville is in charge of R&D and implementation.

Pierre-Alexandre Moussa

Pierre-Alexandre Moussa

Technical partner – Board member

Co-founder and Chairman of JTAgro with 15 year’s experience in capital markets, fixed income & leveraged finance. Former Executive Director Exane BNP Paribas. Member of the Board of the French organization “Fondation pour l’Entreprise africaine”.