Red Star Express Plc, a leading logistics and delivery firm has announced to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) that the board has approved the appointment of Sola Obabori as Deputy Group MD/Chief executive of the company.
The board, who made the decision at its meeting on March 3, 2016, also confirmed the appointment of Victor Ukwat as Executive Director, sales and marketing, and Auwalu Babura as Executive Director Finance.
Profile of Sola Obabori;
Sola Obabori, until his appointment as the Deputy Chief Executive, was the General Manager / Chief Operating Officer of Red Star Logistics Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Red Star Express Plc.
He joined the services of Red star Express in August 1999 and has served in various capacities including roles in key accounts management across various levels and sectors. He was the group’s Assistant General Manager in charge of strategy and business development for over five years and later served as Deputy General Manager Sales with responsibility for the national sales management.
Sola has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons) degree in Accounting, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is an alumnus of several advanced management and leadership programmes from world class institutions including – The School of business leadership of the University of South Africa, McGill Executive institute, Canada, Lagos Business School, Nigeria; Harvard Business School, USA; Haas Business School of the University of California, Berkeley, USA; Westminster, United Kingdom and FedEx Purple Academy, Belgium where he excelled as the Purple Star Award Winner in 2006. He is an Associate member of the National institute of Marketing of Nigeria (Chartered) and a Fellow of the Institute of Business Development.
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