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Ecobank appoints Aissatou Djiba Diallo to oversee its fintech initiatives 

Ecobank Group has appointed Aissatou Djiba Diallo as its new Senior Fintech Advisor.

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Ecobank appoints Aissatou Djiba Diallo to oversee its fintech initiatives 

Ecobank Group has appointed Aissatou Djiba Diallo as its new Senior Fintech Advisor. Diallo is expected to leverage Ecobank’s support for the fintech sector.

In her new roleDiallo will lead the Ecobank’s fintech initiatives and advise senior management on the banking group’s fintech strategy.

Announcing Diallo’s appointment, Ecobank expressed the belief that her appointment is an important step in the ongoing implementation of its broader digital strategy. Ecobank added that Diallo’s appointment also leverages its commitment to playing a major and high-profile role in helping Africa’s innovative fintech sector to achieve significant global market share.

Speaking on the appointment, Ecobank’s Group Executive, Operations and Technology, Eddy Ogbogu noted that, “Diallo’s appointment represents an important step in the overall Ecobank Group’s fintech and digital agenda. The expertise, passion and innovation she brings to the role will allow us to take the next crucial steps on our path to further cementing our position as Africa’s leading digital bank.”

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On her part, Diallo revealed that she’s delighted to be part of Ecobank’s commitment to develop African fintechs and further drive the continent’s economic development.

Diallo’s words: “Fintech is an important part of the Bank’s goal to vastly increase its customer numbers across its pan-African footprint of 33 countries and open up market access and integration for Africa’s fintech ecosystem.

“In the past three years, the bank has significantly strengthened its partnerships with start-ups and I am excited that our Group CEO and senior management have prioritised new waves of initiatives to expand our work with fintechs and deliver a whole new level of win-win collaborations that will positively impact African lives and grow African fintech businesses.”

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Prior to joining the Ecobank Group, Diallo was the Head of Innovations at Microsoft4Afrika, where she built the strategy to identify, support and attract key African fintech start-ups and partners to the Microsoft Cloud platform and oversaw 50 countries. Before that, she was Marketing Manager and Partner and Strategy Program Lead for West and Central Africa, Microsoft.

Diallo holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France, and she is an aeronautics enthusiast.

 

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CUTIX Plc announces appointment of non-executive directors

CUTIX Plc has notified stakeholders and the general public of the retirement of Board members and the appointment of new non-executive directors.

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CUTIX Plc has notified customers, the public, and other relevant stakeholders of changes in its Board room.

The announcement is sequel to the decision reached at the 37th Annual General Meeting held by the company on the 27th of November, 2020 which ratified the retirement of Barr. (Mrs). Oge Maduka and Mr. Nnamdi Ike from the Board of the company and the appointment of Mr. Ike Okonkwo, Mrs. Ijeoma Ezeasor, and Mr. Ariyo Olushekun as non-Executive Directors, effective November 27, 2020.

This is according to a recent disclosure by the firm, sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, and seen by Nairametrics.

In addition, the firm also announced the appointment of Mrs. Ngozi Monica Okonkwo & Co as the new external auditor of the firm, replacing ANOC Professional service who resigned during the recently concluded AGM, after serving for more than nine years.

What you should know

According to the disclosure, the breakdown of the profile of the newly appointed Directors are;

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  • Mr. Ike Okonkwo: Mr. Ike Okonkwo is a project and property, management expert. Prior to joining CUTIX Plc, he had a brief stint with firms like Adtech Limited, Keywest Property Limited, Ponsel Nigeria Limited, among others. In terms of education, he is a graduate of IMT Enugu and Federal Polytechnic Oko, where he obtained HND in marketing and accountancy respectively. He is an associate member of both the Nigerian Marketing Association and the Nigerian Institute of Management.
  • Mrs. Ijeoma Ezeasor is a Policy Analyst with technical competence in industrial and economic policy. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree (Ph.D) at the University of Nigeria, having bagged a Bachelors’s degree in Accountancy from the same institutions and a double Masters’s of Science degree in 2008 and 2011. She is a member of various organizations and thinks thank
  • Mr. Ariyo Olushekun: An authorized dealing clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the NASD Plc and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is an alumnus of YABATECH and the University of Lagos, where he obtained an HND in Accountancy and MBA in Marketing respectively. He has participated in various executive and professional development programmes at Harvard Business School, INSEAD.

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May & Baker announces the appointment Patrick Ajah as Managing Director

May and Baker Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Patrick Ajah, as the Managing Director.

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The Board of Directors of May and Baker Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Patrick Ajah, as the Managing Director of the company, with effect from 1st January 2021.

This disclosure was made in a notification issued and signed by the Company’s Secretary, Mrs. Adetoun Abiru.

According to the notification, Mr. Ajah would be replacing Mr. Nnamdi Nathan Okafor as the Executive Director and Managing Director of the Company, with effect from 1st December 2020.

The board disclosed that this is according to the resolution passed at the Board Meeting of May & Baker Nigeria Plc, which held on Thursday, 26th November 2020 at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos, after it had confirmed the retirement of Mr. Nnamdi Nathan Okafor as Executive Director and Managing Director of the Company.

(READ MORE: NIPC grants tax holiday to Honeywell, Savannah Sugar, 4 others with N175.28 billion investments)

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The statement said that Mr Ajah “is a passionate and visionary leader with over two decades of progressive experience and responsibility in a variety of business environments; from Pharmaceuticals to FMCG, Telecoms and Manufacturing.”

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Unilever announces the appointment of Jaime Aguilera as Non-Executive Director

Unilever Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Jaime Aguilera as a Non-Executive Director.

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The Board of Directors of Unilever Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Jaime Aguilera as a Non-Executive Director.

This information was disclosed by Unilever in a notification issued and signed by the Company’s Secretary Abidemi Ademola.

According to the notification, the appointment of Mr. Aguilera as a Non-Executive will take effect from 1 January 2021.

However, the Board of Unilever disclosed that Mr Aguilera is a well-rounded business professional, with broad operational expertise while working for top FMCG companies.

What you should know

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Aguilera in 2009 joined Unilever Spain as EVP & Chairman. He was appointed as Executive Vice President Unilever Eastern Europe in September 2016. He has since then moved to his current role as Unilever Executive Vice President Africa, leading the Unilever business in Africa.

Prior to joining Unilever, he has been in Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and Procter & Gamble. His experience spans Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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