Brief Profile of John Gabriel Mallo Makwal (Saf Butura - Makwal II)

Saf Butura​​​​​HRH Saf Butura a resourceful engineering professional with a wide range of experience in the Manufacturing and Oil & Gas industries was born on the 20th of January, 1970. He has a BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers


He started out as a Trainee Manager and rose to the peak of his career as the first Nigerian and black man to manager the multinational company - Tenaris Global Services, He is also the first black man and Nigerian to occupy the position of the General Manager at AOS Orwell Group.


As an astute entrepreneur he established Bejafta Group in 1998 and initiated activities actively in 2005 as the Managing Director. The company have grown to become a household name in the Manufacturing services and the Oil and Gas sector.

Among his achievements are

  • The development of all process control plan for the threading/ finishing line in TENARIS GLOBAL SERVICES NIGERIA(TGSN).
  • Successful integration of Warri facility after acquisition from former Hydril in 2007 /2008
  • -Designing and fabricating a hydraulic pressure jaws required for the feed –in unit in FIRST ALUMINIUM ROLLING MILLS. This was locally done with available materials, thereby saving cost of a new imported and expensive unit.

He has proven leadership skills and has attended various International trainings. He is a great motivator, a team player and is happily married.