Our Leadership

Our Leaders have extensive experience and expertise that drives growth and stability at Rungas Group.

They are industry leading champions.

Our People

About Us

Our Leaders

Multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary to the core—global in outlook and approach—Rungas leaders are steeped in the challenges of delivering development solutions in the field.

They are committed to sharing our innovation and experience to inform international development practices worldwide.

Director (Chairman of the Board)

Yusuf A. Sulaiman

Yusuf Sulaiman was born in Gasau on 30 January 1963. He is a member of the ruling dynasty of the Sokoto Caliphate. He holds a B.SC and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1986 and 1989 respectively. He attended the Harvard University Flagship Course on privatisation , the Public Enterprises Management Program in 1995.

He was also at the Kellogg of Management’s Executive Development Program in 2002, Harvard University Kennedy Schools Senior Management Program in 2001, University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business program on managing critical resources in 2002, Cambridge Academy of Transport Shipping Insurance Course in 2002, Kellogg Graduate School of Management Certificate in the Soul of Leadership Program in 2003.

He Joined the Sokoto State Service in September 1986 where he rose to the Position of State Director of Industry in 1991. He worked in various positions in both the state and the Federal Government Since then. He was appointed Executive Director at the National Maritime Authority of Nigeria (now NIMASA) in September 1999. He was later appointed Minister of Transport in 2007 and Chairman National Sports Commission thereafter.

CEO (Founder)

Lanre Runsewe

He is a visionary within the LPG industry in Nigeria. He is a highly qualified expert, that has vast experience in the energy sector from his stint in N-power, United Kingdom as a Team Manager to his years as Consultant for NIAF/DFID in charge of Energy Distribution Workstream in Nigeria.

He is highly versed in business development, process management and energy sector commercial experience (Oil & Gas, and power). Lanre Runsewe created Rungas Limited in 2009 as an LPG Cylinder importation company and he has grown the business into a dynamic and integrated Gas trading and Infrastructure company.


Amb Bagudu Hirse

Ambassador Bagudu Hirse served in the Federal Civil Service Commission for five years. He also served in the Federal Ministry of Commerce & Tourism, Education, Foreign Affairs, Health and the Presidency in an Advisory capacity.


In 1999, he was appointed an Ambassador and accredited as Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia. While in Namibia, he became the Dean of the African Group of Ambassadors, the Dean of Commonwealth Heads of Mission and the Deputy Dean of the Diplomatic Corp.


In 2005, he was appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) and he served the nation in that role for 14 years until his tenure came to an end in July 2020. While serving as a member of the Board of NLNG, he was appointed Chairman of the Board Establishment Committee (BEC) of the Company for purposes of appointments, promotions and discipline. 


Laolu Akinkugbe

Currently serves as a Director of Nigerian Bottling Company Plc.
He is a Social Science Graduate from University of Ibadan; Post Graduate Studies in Management from Cranfield University and Graduate of Advanced Management Program from Lagos Business School.

Suleiman S. Bello

He is currently the president of Sublime Energy and a member of the board of Mainstream Energy. He served as a Director/ General Manager of a multi- million dollar company SANBELL Group of Companies, a company with interests in manufacturing, agriculture, real estate, import and export and education.


He was also a Director / Chief Operating Office of Defcom Technologies Ltd, Energy Solutions Ltd, Sani Bello Foundation, Dornier Aviation Nigeria AIEP, Unifone Telecommunications Ltd And Allstream Energy Solution Ltd. He has an MSC in Communications Management (MCM – Buckingham University, UK) Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Information Technology & Business Administration (American Intercontinental University in London, UK)


Smart F. Ladi

He has over 34 years in the oil and gas industry. He worked with NNPC where he served at technical and managerial positions; Manager, Exploration, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC);General Manager, Production Sharing Contract Division (PSC, NAPIMS ); Group General Manager (LNG & Power) ; Managing Director, Nigerian Gas Company (NGC ) and Managing Director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC). He is a past President and Fellow, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) and a Fellow of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS).

Subulade I Giwa-Amu

A results-oriented and self-motivated professional with an excellent performance track record garnered over 27 years in Financial Services, Real Estate Investment & Development, and Business Process Re-Engineering across the West African Sub region.