HAFFORD.NG ™ is our trademark and an arm of Hafford Investment Nigeria Limited based in Lagos Nigeria. We are a market leader in the sourcing and export of agricultural commodities and registered with Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC).
Hafford is formed by a team of seasoned professionals with years of experience and vast network of industry partners. We offer strategic sourcing services, quality control and cross-border logistics services. Having realized the global demand for quality commodities, we work closely with selected suppliers to ensure customers receives the best products at the most competitive price. Specifically, we deal mainly with tropical grains, seeds, beans and kernels from the Sub-Saharan African region.
As Africa’s fast-growing export company, we are highly positioned to support our customers with detailed market reports for effective decision making and procurement. We at Hafford ensures customer’s order is delivered on time, on budget and to specification. Most importantly, we ensure our commodities are ethically sourced with zero child labour. As part of the global community, we pay undivided attention to corporate social responsibilities (CSR), working closely with our trusted partners whilst helping generations of farmers grow stronger.
Empowering and supporting the smallholder farmers in Africa through trade.
Our mission is to become the leading agribusiness company in Africa, constantly delivering professional sourcing services, quality checks and export of tropical products. We provide these services whilst adhering to the economic, social and environmental conditions of our farmers and host communities.
Our Strategy is offering best-fit- sourcing and export solution by closely working with the market we serve. This hands-on exchange of knowledge shall promote the success of both our network of farmers/supplier, clients, and our business. Our watchwords are professionalism, speed and quality are needed to scale up our business operation.
Meet Our Team
We believed in teamwork and supporting each other to meet up with our core values of professionalism, speed and quality.
- Eze SimonFounder & CEO
- Ubah BensonCo-Founder & COO
- Akinsanya KingsleyLogistics/QC Manager
- Seth KnutsonAdvisory Partner ( Agro researcher)
- Falalu SadiqAdvisory Partner (Farmer )
- Wang CharleneSales Associate, ASIAN Region
Simon was born in the south-eastern region of Nigeria and spent his early age with his grandparents who were farmers. Simon has 6 years of experiences in marketing, sales, and logistics. Simon is the managing director of African Sustainable Energies and founder of Hafford Nigeria. He previously worked as Sales manager at Mac Distribution Ng. Limited Lagos, marketing researcher at China South Railway (now CRRC Inc.) Beijing and as a Sales associate at Eran Industrial- a Sino-American LED manufacturer based in Ningbo China.
Simon earned his Master’s degree in International Management from Nottingham University Business School. He speaks Igbo, Yoruba, English, and Mandarin
Benson is a Master’s degree graduate of Information Technology from the National Opening University of Nigeria (NOUN) and also a bachelors degree graduate of Information Managment Technology from Federal University of Technology (FUTO). Benson has over 4 years experience spanning across digital marketing communications, renewable energy, e-commerce, supply chain distribution and business development.
Benson previously worked as an e-marketing executive at Pragmatic Technologies Limited (PRAG); a position that wealthy knowledge of Nigeria’s clean energy growing market and e-commerce ecosystem at large.
Benson is the Managing Director of Hafford Technology and COO @ Hafford.NG (AGRO) responsible for her day to day operation, digital Marketing, communication, Data Analytic, Trend spotting, Brand storytelling and Content Development
Kingsley is an Inbound/Outbound logistics specialist with 9 years of experience in the maritime industry. He previously worked for Secular Solution Nigeria Limited and member of the Chartered Institute Logistics & Transportation (CILT). Kingsley has vast knowledge in supply chain management, Import/export operations, land-border documentations, clearing and forwarding services. Kingsley holds a BSc. Degree in Geography and Planning from the University Of Lagos.
Seth was born and raised in Texas where he spent his youth counting case bearers in pecan orchards while assisting his father in agricultural field research. He has 13 years experience as an entrepreneur including 5 years experience in international trade; during which he started and ran electronics reverse Logistics Company in Hong Kong and a frozen meat trading company in China.
His passion is in sustainable resource management, in pursuit of this he established Innov8tia Environmental Engineering, a technology startup which developed an advanced waste management technology based on microwave assisted pyrolysis. Seth has studied business in New York, Hong Kong, and Korea, and environmental science at The University of Nottingham.
Sadiq has a strong passion for farming and currently managing director of FalGates and owner of FALRice. He holds a BSc. degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering and double Master’s degree in Management from the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia and Entrepreneurship from University of Nottingham, UK. Falalu also attended Harvard University, the USA where he studied International Business & Strategy. He began his career as a young entrepreneur from childhood which has exposed him to various aspects of business management, he has experience in conducting business all around the world ranging from the Far East in China, and these gave him the opportunity to further develop Hafford.
Charlene holds a double degree in International Business and Management from University of Nottingham and University of Glasgow. Charlene has 4 years of Sino-African trading experience and previously worked as the market researcher for China Harbor Engineering Company, overseeing seaport project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Charlene is currently a business researcher at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. She is interested in sustainable business development, Rice milling, and Sino-African trade at Hafford