Fernando Barreto is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, he has more than 35 years of industry experience spanning Engineering, Civil Construction and Public Works.
He has been operating at the executive level for the past two decades, successfully leading teams in highly complex environments, coordinating far-reaching international consortiums and teams made up of equally qualified professionals. Throughout his career, he has been involved in multi-million dollar projects ranging from Light Rail Design, Construction, Seaport Works, Water & Sewerage Concessions, Construction of major roads and highways, works of art such as over and under passes as well as large viaducts.
Fernando has outstanding coordination skills and is familiar with all technical procedures. A keen eye for detail, soft spoken but knowledgeable; he is known to develop and harness fruitful relationships between stakeholders and authorities which yields results.
He was trained at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal, where he received a degree in Civil Engineering and cut his teeth at Ortecnica as a Site Engineer for three years before moving to SOPOL, where he rose to the position of Managing Director. Having worked with global consortiums in the structuring of Railways and Waterways across Europe, he made his foray into Africa as the CEO of Costain West Africa. In this role, he helped shape the company’s future by implementing better processes and reducing costs.
An avid listener and pragmatic leader, he brings his experience to bear in positioning Grenadines Homes for success in all of its spheres of operation.
Fernando loves a good cup of Coffee, going to the beach and spending time with friends and family.
GM, SALES & MARKETING
Kikelomo Owoade is the General Manager, Sales and Marketing, a seasoned professional with close to 15 years working experience in the banking industry.
Prior to joining Grenadines Homes, she was with Equity bank Limited and later moved to Intercontinental Bank Plc, holding several managerial roles across different departments such as Treasury, Product & Electronic banking, Branch management and as Head, Public Sector, Island Region. An accomplished banker with several CEO awards and commendations, she has a special streak for success.
Kikelomo brings practical skill sets in business growth, product development as well as relationship management to Grenadines Homes. Kikelomo is a strong and dynamic business leader with excellent credentials and deep experience centred on a reputation for performance, strategic insights, strong analytical skills and quest for excellence. Kike’s vision is to continually leverage her huge professional experience in delivering and driving business plans that sets Grenadines Homes apart as an industry leader.
She holds a B.Sc., M.Sc. Economics from the University Of Lagos, she also holds a Masters in International Studies & Diplomacy from SOAS, University Of London, United Kingdom.
Kikelomo loves people, music and she is passionate about peace, conflict resolution and social justice.
HEAD, MARKETING & PARTNERSHIPS
Tomiwa Idowu is the Head of Marketing and Partnerships. He possesses approximately 9 years’ experience garnered across Europe and Africa working as a Brand Management and Communications strategist.
He began his career in Financial Services, working with a London-based Hedge Fund where he realised his passion for Corporate Communications and Public Relations. After a brief stint, he moved to Public & Financial, a full-service Financial PR firm where he worked on briefs from Financial Institutions, International Governments and publicly quoted companies. In this role he honed his skills in Brand Strategy, Marketing, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Corporate Social responsibility, New Media and Stakeholder Engagement.
Tomiwa has successfully led and also worked as member of a team on various market research and product activation projects for an array of new and existing brands. Some of which include but are not limited to: The London 2012 Olympics, Government of Rwanda, Apple Music, Asda, SOP Notify, Prudential, ASOS, STACO Insurance, GoCompare.com and the Bank of England. He was headhunted by STACO Insurance as Head of PR to help revamp their public image after the restructuring of the Nigerian Insurance sector.
He is currently driven by the ideology of transforming the Grenadines brand into a lovemark and holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Wales, Cardiff as well as a Diploma in Marketing from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Tomiwa loves going to the Opera and is very keen on learning more about religion and spirituality, specifically the person of Jesus Christ, whom he believes to be the strongest brand ever created.