The board of directors of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs Abiola Laseinde as new Company Secretary/ Head of Corporate Services for Africa of the company with effect from 3rd January 2017.
Abiola Laseinde joined PZ Cussons on 5th September 2016 as Regional Head of Legal/Corporate Services for Africa. Prior to her current role, she was the Legal Counsel, West Africa & Deputy Company Secretary of Cadbury Nigeria Plc and Cadbury Ghana (members of the Mondelez Group of Companies). During her work with Cadbury, she worked on the implementation of the anti-trust, anti-bribery and Foreign Corrupt Practices policies for the West Africa business. Prior to Cadbury, she worked at Multiverse Resources Plc as the Company Secretary/Legal/HR/Compliance Manager, UBA Trustees Limited (a Subsidiary of United Bank for Africa PLC) as a Senior Trust Executive, Business Development and Relationship Management and DN Meyer Plc as the Head, Corporate Services/Legal & Compliance Unit.
She holds an LL.B from Ambrose All University (formerly known as Edo State University) and a B.L. from the Nigerian Law School. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) and also a Council Member of the Institute. She is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a Level 3 Award member of the UK Institute of Leadership and Management. Abiola is the Chair of the Lagos State Chapter of ICSAN and the President of Caring Sisters Inc. (an NGO for the empowerment of and children).