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PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc appoint new Company Secretary, as Laseinde takes a bow 

The Board of Directors of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs Jacqueline Ezeokwelume as the company’s new secretary.

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The Board of Directors of PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Jacqueline Ezeokwelume as the company’s new secretary. Ezeokwelume is set to replace Abiola Laseinde, PZ Cussons’s former secretary whose exit became effective from 31st December 2019.

Ezeokwelume’s appointment was disclosed in a statement signed by the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Christos Giannopoulos, and issued to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

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According to the statement, Ezeokwelume’s appointment became effective on 1st January 2020.

Ezeokwelume’s profile: Ezeokwelume joined PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc on 15th February 2019 as the Assistant company secretary. She is a lawyer and owns a corporate commercial law firm in Nigeria. She has previously served as the Company Secretary/General Counsel of CR Services (Credit Bureau) Plc.

The new PZ Cussons company secretary has worked as an Associate in a number of firms which include Nexus Law Practice, Paul Usoro & Co, Ayinde Sanni & Co and Nigerian Airways.

[READ MORE: Unilever Nigeria Plc appoints new Managing Director)

Ezeokwelume has a Law degree as well as a Master of Science degree (MSc) in the Field of Study of Marine Policy from Cardiff University. She also has a Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Commercial and Maritime Law from Swansea University.

About PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc: PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Manchester-based PZ Cussons Holdings which owns controlling shares in the firm. It is a publicly listed Nigerian manufacturer and distributor of consumer products such as detergents, toiletries, soaps and home appliances.

The company basically produces beauty and personal care, baby products, bath products, oral care, health care, fragrances and skincare. Some of the popular products produced by PZ include soaps like Ava, Canoe, Elephant, Flourish, Joy, Morning fresh, Nunu and Premier, to name a few.

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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