I work with Jotun UAE Ltd LLC (Marine Department) as the Marine Analyst responsible for Vessel Hull Performance Monitoring and DryDock analysis for the Middle East, India and Africa region. I also support Seastock analysis and currently, I
am the first hybrid Marine Analyst of the company trained internally to handle both SeaStock and DryDock analysis. I am also the first Marine Analyst to be employed locally with a regional responsibility and also the first Nigerian and
one of the very few Africans to be employed in the company worldwide. As of November 2017, I had been with the company for only four months as the first newly graduated employee to handle Hull Performance Analysis in the history of the
The faculty of Computer Engineering and Informatics at Middlesex University Dubai prepared me fully for my professional career in Information Technology. In addition to the courses taught, the weekly lab sessions and the practical case studies,
the department introduced extended tutorials covering updated data analytical technologies that were relevant to the new wave of Data Science and Big Data. This initiative was crucial because data analytics is currently in high demand
in almost every sector of the economy and in every industry today. Before my graduation, Middlesex prepared me enough to compete with the experienced data analysts who applied to Jotun UAE for my current position. After various tests and
interviews, I was the only analyst selected for employment and I began my role four months before I graduated.
I couldn’t be more grateful to Middlesex University Dubai and the professors for instilling in me the ethics of an IT professional, for providing knowledge and training in up to date tools and software, for providing the facilities and
comfortable learning environment for effective studies, for tasking me with real life case studies and projects and for spending extra one-on-one mentoring sessions when I needed them the most.
Today, I am proudly one of the graduates of BSc Information Technology, deployed to a technology driven age to be effective, efficient, reliable, accountable, ethical and professional in my IT practice. This was my dream and now it is my reality.
Today, I write my testimonial as an Alumnus, but I am already looking beyond now to the future when it would be one or all of my children writing their testimonial as Alumni of the same great institution that made a great Dad like me.
Thank you Middlesex University Dubai.