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Appointments

Interlinked Technologies Plc appoints new Director 

The Board and Management of Interlinked Technologies Plc has announced the appointment of Mr Ajibola Edwards as Non-Executive Director.

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Interlinked Technologies Plc appoints new Director 

The Board and Management of Interlinked Technologies Plc has announced the appointment of Ajibola Edwards as the new Non-Executive Director of the company. This follows High Chief Jerry Eze Okwuonu’s resignation from the company’s board.

This was disclosed in a notification signed by the company’s Admin Manager, Christian Wright and sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The appointment reportedly took effect on December 16, 2019.

Ajibola Edwards’ profile: Ajibola Edwards is a senior partner in the Law firm AK & Co where he oversees the commercial and government relations department of the firm. Over the years, Edwards has advised both domestic and foreign clients on projects in construction, energy/oil, and gas, including early production systems for extraction of gas and oil.

[READ MORE: Agusto & Co appoints Yinka Adelekan as new CEO, as Vivien Shobo retires]

He also advises on technology, housing development, manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions and recently acted as a transaction advisor on a Nigerian company’s acquisition of a UK entity.

In addition to this, Edwards is a strategic advisor to several Nigerian, International and Multinational businesses. He has written several articles on commercial transactions. He attended the University of Lagos where he graduated Sociology and Law in 1986 and 1990 respectively and was called to bar in 1991. He is a fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration.

About Interlinked Technologies Plc: The company was founded in 1981. It’s originally called Raychem Nigeria Limited before it switched name to Interlinked Technologies Plc. It was also established originally as an Engineering organisation specializing in sales and services of Raychem joints and termination accessories.

However, the company has diversified its operations and activities to include complete Electrical Engineering solutions involving sales and services of several electrical products from original Raychem accessories to transformers, cables, and accessories and umbilicals. Interlinked’s products and services cover Power, Oil & Gas and Telecommunications and its technical partners include Tycoelectornics and Prysmian cables.

Chidinma holds a degree in Mass communication from Caleb University Lagos and a Masters in view in Public Relations. She strongly believes in self development which has made her volunteer with an NGO on girl child development. She loves writing, reading and travelling. You may contact her via - [email protected]

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Airtel Nigeria announces appointment of Surendran as new Chief Executive Officer

Airtel Nigeria, has announced the appointment of Mr C. Surendran as the new MD/CEO with effect from August 1, 2021.

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Telecommunications giant, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the appointment of Mr C. Surendran as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from August 1, 2021.

Surendran would be replacing the outgoing Managing Director and Chief Executive of Airtel Nigeria, Olusegun Ogunsanya, who has been elevated to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa Plc with effect from October 1, 2021.

According to a report from the News Agency of Nigeria, this disclosure is contained in a statement issued by Airtel on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Lagos.

READ: Airtel Africa signs new $500 million loan with Bank of America, HSBC, others

The statement says that Surendran would also be appointed to the Executive Committee (ExCo) as Regional Operating Director, reporting to the CEO of Airtel Africa plc, and onto the Board of Airtel Networks (Nigeria) Limited.

Airtel in its statement said, “Surendran has been with Bharti Airtel since 2003 and has contributed immensely in various roles across customer experience, sales and business operations.

He was the Chief Executive Officer of Karnataka, which is the largest circle in Airtel India, with over one billion dollars in revenue.

Surendran delivered an exceptional performance with significant movement in Revenue Market Share (RMS) over the last few years, currently at 54 percent. He has over 30 years of business experience, including 15 years at Xerox.’’

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Airtel said that Surendran would transition into his new role from June 1, 2021, and spend the time onboarding into the business until July 31, 2021.

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It can be recalled that a few days ago, Airtel Africa Plc, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services in Nigeria and 13 other countries, announced the appointment of Mr Olusegun Ogunsanya as the new Chief Executive Officer, following the notice of retirement given by the current Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Raghunath Mandava, to the Board.

In the notification sent by Airtel Africa to the Nigerian Exchange, Ogunsanya is expected to join the board of Airtel Africa with effect from October 1, 2021.

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Guinness announces retirement of Chairman, appoints former Minister as replacement

Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Dr Omobola Johnson as the new Chairman of its board, with effect from July 1, 2021.

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Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Dr. Omobola Johnson as the new Chairman of its board, with effect from July 1, 2021.

This follows the retirement of the current Chairman, Babatunde Savage, from the position, with effect from June 30, 2021.

The announcement is contained in a notice sent to the Nigerian Exchange Limited, investing public, and other stakeholders on May 4, 2021, and signed by the Company Secretary, Rotimi Odusola.

READ: Guinness, Int’l Brew, Nigerian Breweries spend N65.5 billion on key acquisitions in 2020

Johnson, who has over 30 years of experience from both the private and public sectors of the Nigerian economy, was a former Minister of Communications Technology and a former Country Managing Director in Accenture.

While commenting on her appointment, Johnson who has been serving on the board of Guinness, said, “Guinness Nigeria is an excellent company with tremendous value creation opportunities, and I believe the refreshed board and management team remain committed to maximizing shareholder value.”

In his letter addressing the board in compliance with the applicable corporate governance regulation, Savage expressed his pleasure at the opportunity to have been a part of the Guinness story over the last four decades.

He thanked the board of Guinness Nigeria and Diageo UK for the opportunity to have served in several capacities, first as an employee who held various strategic senior roles, then as an Executive Director, and later as Chairman of the board, a role that he held for almost 12 years.

READ: Guinness Nigeria’s market value surged by N23.8 billion in March 2021

He said, “After almost 40 amazing years, my journey with Guinness Nigeria is coming to an end. Guinness Nigeria is and will always be family to me.”

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