Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc has announced the resignation of one of its Non-Executive Directors as well as the appointment of a new Company Secretary.
The oil and gas company, which is dual-listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE), made the announcement (yesterday) in a notice issued to the NSE. The notice was signed by Roger Brown, Seplat Petroleum’s Chief Financial Officer.
According to the notice, Mr Macaulay Agbada Ofurhie was voluntarily retiring as a Non-Executive Director of the company on the ground of retirement. The resignation will become effective from June 30th, 2019.
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Appointed to the board in March 2010, Mr Ofurhie was said to have served Seplat Petroleum meritoriously throughout his tenure.
Meanwhile, the statement also introduced Seplat Petroleum’s new Company Secretary/Chief Governance and Compliance Officer in the person of Mrs Edith Onwuchekwa. Her appointment became effective on the 24th of June, 2019.
In her new capacity as Company Secretary/Chief Governance and Compliance Officer, Onwuchekwa will “will guide and support the Board of Directors of SEPLAT
in ensuring compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements,” the notice states.
Mrs Edith Onwuchekwa’s Profile
Edith Onwuchekwa is a graduate of Law from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. She attended the Nigerian Law School between 1998 and 1999, graduating with Second Class Upper honours after which she was called to bar.
She joined Lafarge WAPCO Nigeria Plc in April 2005 and became Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Lafarge WAPCO in 2008. She relocated to Cairo, Egypt in December 2010 to take up the position of Legal Counsel, Sub-Saharan Africa business at the Lafarge Group Regional Office for the Middle East and Africa.
In 2012, Mrs Onwuchekwa returned to Nigeria as Lafarge Nigeria Country General Counsel/Public Affairs Director, overseeing the Legal and Public Affairs aspect of the Lafarge Group entities in Nigeria.
She later joined the Board of Ashakacem Plc as a Non-Executive Director and Vice Chairman of the Board. She is also a Director in Lafarge Associated Nigeria Limited.
A consummate and seasoned professional with experience, spanning over two decades, she is currently an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrator of UK and holds a Masters in Business Administration from University of Bradford, UK.
Prior to her appointment at Seplat Petroleum, Onwuchekwa was General Counsel/Legal Director at Lafarge Africa Plc