Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Yemisi Ayeni as its new Non-Executive Director and member of the company’s Board of Directors. Ayeni’s appointment at the company took effect from Saturday, September 1, 2018.
In a statement to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the company also announced the retirement of Prof. Joe Irukwu as its Non-Executive Director which has taken effect from August 28, 2018.
Ayeni’s brief profile
Yemisi Ayeni is the immediate past Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Closed Fund Administrator Limited. A position she held for 10 years until her retirement in April 2015. She is a 1985 honours graduate of Accounting and Business Finance from the prestigious University of Manchester, UK; a 1989 Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Ayeni started her professional career with Pricewaterhouse, London in 1985 where she spent 5 years working her way through a variety of increasingly senior Audit roles before moving to the Firm’s Corporate Reconstruction and Insolvency team in 1990. She returned to Nigeria in 1991 as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Finance Team of Pricewaterhouse, Lagos.
In 1994, Ayeni joined Shell Nigeria and held a wide variety of roles during her 21 years with Shell, In November 2004, she was appointed Finance Director, Shell Exploration & Production Company Limited (SNEPCO), earning her the distinction of being the first Nigerian Female to be appointed to the Board of a Shell Company in Nigeria.
Until her retirement, Ayeni was a council Member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Chair of the Exchange’s Demutualisation and Technical Committees; Vice Chairperson, Pension Fund Operators’ Association and the Chair of the Association’s Institute Committee. She is currently the Chairperson of NASCON Allied Industries Plc and Non-Executive Director of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited.
Guinness Nigeria Plc had released its financial statements for the period ended June 30, 2018. The company’s profit for the year stood at N6.71 billion as against N1.92 billion realised in the same period of 2017.