Our Team


Board of Directors

The Board of Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc is made up of highly qualified professionals with diverse skills and experience in various fields. The Non-Executive Board members have the capacity to make unbiased judgment without influence by management.

The Role of the Board

The Board is responsible to shareholders for creating and sustaining shareholder value through the management of the business. They are expected to make decisions that are in the best interest of the stakeholders in the long term. The Board is also responsible for ensuring that management maintains a system of internal control which provides assurance of effective operations, internal financial controls and compliance with the laws and regulations of the company.

The strategic objectives and policies of the company are set by the Board. It ensures that both the long term goals and short term objectives that management pursues are consistent and in the best interest of all stakeholders. The Board is aware of the importance of adhering to the governance principles, so it ensures that the business of the company is in conformity with governance principles.

The Board has the statutory power to deliberate and approve decisions that are material to the company, including the periodic financial statements, changes in accounting policies and practices, risk management policies, appointment or removal of a director, mergers and acquisitions.

The responsibility for the day to day management of the company is delegated to the Executive Directors.

The Board of Directors statutorily meet at least 4 times in a year.

Board Committee

In accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements, members of the Board are divided into different committees to assist the Board in its management and oversight functions. The standing committees of the Board are as follows:

Executive Committee

This committee comprises of the Managing Director/(CEO), the Executive Director, the Technical Director and other top management staff. They work with the Managing Director to oversee the day to day running of the company and implement the strategic objectives of the company.

Board Remuneration Committee

This committee is comprised of two non-executive directors and the company secretary. They are responsible for administering the company’s executive compensation package, and implements and oversee compensation policies approved by the Board.

The committee meets at least 3 times annually.

Establishment & Disciplinary Committee

This committee comprises of three non-executive directors. They are responsible for monitoring compensation arrangements to ensure that the company is attracting and retaining highly qualified staff through competitive salary and benefits, programs and awards, review long range planning for top and senior management development and succession.

They are also responsible for the employment, disengagement and promotion of management staff and recommendation on such issues as they deem fit to the Board. They also formulate Board training program/schedule.

Audit Committee

This committee comprises of three non-executive directors, each of whom is independent and financially literate. The audit committee reviews and reports to the board on the integrity of the company’s financial statements, ensures that the company has designed and implemented effective internal financial controls and reviews the compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements as they relate to the financial statements and disclosure of material facts.

Performance Highlights & Objectives

Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc seeks to achieve a safe, productive and healthy work environment through responsible business management carried out in a manner designed to protect employees, adjacent communities and the natural environment. Better practices are being incorporated in pursuit of these goals.


Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc aims to create sustainable value in host communities in which we operate.

We recognize that our operations can have significant economic, social and environmental impacts on local communities throughout the life cycle of our mining projects.  Our approach will be to leverage positive impacts, including local hiring and procurement. Our approach to stakeholders engagement, employment and labour practices and investments in community infrastructure are detailed below.

Stakeholders Engagement

We recognize that effective stakeholders engagement can both create and manage risk by building a climate of mutual trust and respect. Beyond risk management, effective stakeholder engagement helps identify emerging issues that may influence evolving community perceptions, business operations and market conditions. Strategically, effective engagement is critical to establishing credibility as a partner of choice. The company believes it is essential to conduct dialogue in a spirit of openness, transparency and good faith, to be active listeners, and to follow up conscientiously on outstanding unresolved issues.

Employees and Contractors Health and safety on site
Working Conditions
Career advancement
Detailed HSE policies applicable to employees and contractors
Regular employee performance reviews
Employee training
Governments Fiscal and regulatory frameworks
Environmental compliance
Regular consultations with, and adherence to government directives
Applications for environmental permits associated with expansions
Training and skills development
Local Communities Environmental and social impact of operations
Local employment and procurement
Community Infrastructure
As operating sites mature, meetings will be held with community representatives as required or upon request
Customers Reliable supplies
High quality products
Regular discussions and provision of health and safety data on Products
Labour Unions Workers interest Collective bargaining Maintenance of a mixture of individual and collective agreements Respect the right of each worker to freely choose to join a union.
Non-Governmental Organizations Social and environmental performance of operation Engagement with national and international NGOs primarily through and regular attendance at special forums on CSR related to the mining industry.
Shareholders Corporate Governance
Financial Performance
Risk assessment and mitigation
Continued vigilance with respect to business ethics Analyst and investor briefings and press releases
Financial Institutions Enhanced Sustainability reporting Responses to requests for information on HSE performance
Production of 2011 EIA Report


Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka

Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka

Chairman Board of Directors

Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka earned a B.Sc (Geology) from the University of Ibadan Nigeria (1981), and M.Sc (Geophysics) from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (1984). He received the Overseas Research Students’ Award from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of United Kingdom Universities for his Ph.D. (Geophysics) at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (1988). He had postdoctoral experience at Technical University Braunschweig, Germany, as a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Visiting Scholar (1996) and at Technical University Berlin, Germany, as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (1997-1999).

He has been a member of the Faculty at the University of Ibadan for 35 years, the last 24 years as a full Professor. He has received significant accolades in his professional career, including being a Fellow of many professional and learned societies.
He has served the University diligently, innovatively, and dutifully in various capacities, including being Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Dean (Postgraduate School), and Head Department of Geology. He served as Chairman of, the Senate Curriculum Committee.
He has served as Director University of Ibadan Microfinance Bank Ltd, Member of the Council Association of Commonwealth Universities London, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors African Research Universities Alliance.

Professor Olayinka was appointed as the Chairman of Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc effective from 12th September 2023.

Mr Ayodele Oluwasusi

Mr Ayodele Oluwasusi

Managing Director/CEO

Mr. Oluwasusi, a University of Lagos scholar, obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Lagos and graduated amongst the top three in the Faculty of Social Sciences in 1988. He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Economics from the same institution in 1990.

He started his working career with Insight Communications Limited where he worked for two years before joining the Banking industry where he rose to the position of Assistant General Manager and Head of Construction Group in Gulf Bank. He has over 15 years of cognate experience in the following core banking Groups/Units: Corporate Banking, Consumer/Commercial Banking, Branch Management, and Construction Group.

He has extensive experience in Project Management as he was directly involved in the construction and completion of several housing projects across the major commercial cities in Nigeria namely Abuja and Lagos between 2001 to 2004.

He co-established Treasuremix Group of companies in 2006 where he served as the first Chief Executive Officer before joining Multiverse Mining and Exploration plc as an Executive Director of Business Development in Oct 2008 and was appointed as Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc in September 2023.

He is an Alumnus of Lagos Business School, a Member the Institute of Directors (IoD), and has attended several courses, workshops, and conferences locally and overseas.

Mr Ayedun Fasina

Mr Ayedun Fasina


Ayedun Fasina is a pioneer Director of the company. He had previously served as Managing Director before being reappointed as Director of the company. He had over 18 years of banking experience before starting the company.

Ayedun Fasina started his career with Messrs. Coopers and Lybrand (Chartered Accountants) Lagos, Nigeria in their professional audit and accounting practice before joining the banking industry, As a seasoned professional, he is a consultant lecturer in various banking and finance courses, at workshops and seminars organized in Nigeria.

Ayedun, a team fellow, motivator, and a go-getter obtained a FIRST CLASS honours degree in Agriculture from the Obafemi Awolowo University. He also obtained a Master of Banking and Finance Degree from the University of Lagos, He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

HRH Dr Musa Kabiru Ibrahim II

HRH Dr Musa Kabiru Ibrahim II

Non-Executive Director

Appointed as Non-Executive Director in April 2012. He is a Medical Doctor and a First Class Emir in Nasarawa State. He has served in both Public and Private Sector. He also served as Special Adviser to Nasarawa State Government on Health. He is currently  Chairman, Azara Traditional Council the home of quality Barite in Nigeria.

Mamman Bukar Zargana

Mamman Bukar Zargana

Non-Executive Director

Appointed as Non-Executive, Independent Director of the Company in 2018. He is currently the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Mainstreet Capital Ltd with over 20 years of in-depth Corporate and Investment banking practice. He is also an Honorable Member (Part-Time) of the Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST). He is an Economist, Accountant, Banker, and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Capital Market Registrars and Institute of Chartered Economists.

Mr Wang Long

Mr Wang Long

Non Executive Director

Mr Wang Long graduated from Baoshan University: Baoshan University, Longyang District, Baoshan City, Yunnan Province 2016~2020

High school: Zhenxiong County, Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province Zhenxiong County Experimental Middle School 2013~2016

Junior High School: Dayuanzi Affiliated Middle School, Poji Town, Zhenxiong County, Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province 2010~2013

Primary School: Xinli Primary School, Guawa Village, Poji Town, Zhenxiong County, Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province 2004~2010

Work experience: From 2020 to 2023, he has worked in Morelux Company as a financial supervisor

Mrs Dolapo Usidame

Mrs Dolapo Usidame


Dolapo, as a seasoned professional with a nine-year tenure in growth marketing, offers a wealth of experience in developing and implementing comprehensive demand-generation strategies that drive market penetration and revenue growth. Her expertise in customer acquisition models is comprehensive, extending from the initial conceptualization of go-to-market programs to execution, refinement, and scaling.

She has demonstrated expertise in driving revenue pipeline and growth across industries including B2B SAAS tech companies. Central to her skill set is proficiency in orchestrating multi-channel marketing strategies that collectively drive customer engagement, acquisition, retention, and reactivation. This holistic approach builds on the dynamic interplay of diverse marketing channels and their cumulative impact on a company’s growth trajectory.

With an MBA from the University of Windsor and a BA in Accounting and Finance from Coventry University, complemented by her analytical training at KPMG, Dolapo is well-versed in the synergy of marketing performance and the financial bottom line. Throughout her tenures as Senior Demand Generation Manager at Axonify and Head of Marketing and Communications at OnePort 365—both innovative B2B SaaS freight tech startups—her acumen in market research, campaign orchestration, media planning, and performance management has proven instrumental in refining conversion rates and propelling revenue growth. Dolapo’s professional ethos is characterized by a commitment to continual growth, embracing diversity, and maintaining a balanced workplace, enhancing her operational expertise. Her acumen offers actionable demand generation and marketing strategies that support sustainable company development and competitive market positioning.