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Two new independent non-executive directors have been appointed into the Board of Vitafoam Nigeria Plc. They are Professor (Mrs) Rosemary Iviowen Egonmwan, Mr Mohammed Goni Alkali.

Mr Gerson Silver was also appointed as a non-executive director. They are to commence their tenure by December.

Professor (Mrs) Rosemary Iviowen Egonmwan

Egonmwan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with 2nd Class Upper and a Master’s of Science in Zoology from the University of Lagos. She also obtained a Doctorate in Zoology from University of Oxford, United Kingdom. She was the Senior Environmental Adviser for Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company from 2009 to 2010 and served on the Management Board of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) from 2012 to 2016.


Mr Mohammed Goni Alkali

Alkali holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting with First Class Honours from Bayero University, Kano and a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics, University of London, United Kingdom. He has enjoyed a successful banking career at several financial institutions in Nigeria including African International Bank (AIB) where he rose to the level of Assistant General Manager and the Bank of Industry (BOI) Limited where he was an Executive Director (Operations).


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Mr Gerson Silver

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Silva, a Brazilian, is a non-executive director. He is an accomplished Chemical Scientist with competency and specialization in Polyurethane (PU) Systems, a core production component of Vitafoam, and Vitapur (a sandwich panels and chemical systems subsidiary of Vitafoam). In the course of his brilliant career, he has worked in several frontline chemical systems organizations across the globe including Dow Chemicals (one of the leading chemical companies in the world) for 18 years as a chemical scientist and analyst. Having acquired know-how of chemical systems application at DOW, Mr Silva in partnership with like minds, proceeded to establish PURCOM. One of the largest Chemical System Houses in South America. PURCOM is an internationally acclaimed producer of various PU applications and systems.



Vitafoam Nigeria Plc was established in 1962 by two giants; British Vita and Unilever, and listed on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1978, It has become Nigeria’s most prominent and leading producer of Polyether, foam products, furniture, upholstery products and adhesives.


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