JAIZ Bank Plc has announced the appointments of three (3) new directors. The appointees are; Mrs. Aisha Waziri Umar and Dr. Abdullateef Bello as Independent Non-Executive Directors, with effect from 1st October 2020.
Dr. Sirajo Salisu is appointed as an Executive Director with effect from 1st January 2021. The appointments have been ratified by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
According to the notification sent to Niarametrics, the new appointees are meant to fill existing vacancies as well as furthering the Bank’s succession plan.
Mrs. Aisha Waziri Umar is a seasoned Legal Practitioner & Notary Public with an experience spanning over two decades across multiple sectors including law, banking, finance, public sector policy, and administration. She is a passionate leader with extended experience in the educational and non-profit making sector, having established institutions like Inara Foundation and led the Centre for Children with Special Needs in Abuja. She is also a partner at Prodiverse Global, a legal and business advisory firm in Abuja.
She is an alumna of the University of Buckingham and the University of London, where she obtained a Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Law. She also obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Global Business from Oxford University, Said Business School England. She is currently a student at the University of West Scotland, researching Nigeria’s engagement with the WTO (World Trade Organisation) Dispute Settlement System.
On his part, Dr. Abdullateef Bello is an academic and highly revered scholar in the field of Applied Statistics. He has wide experience in academics and corporate research, having worked as a lecturer at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria (1987-88), and as Principal Statistician at the Economic Research and Policy Department of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for 20 years.
Dr. Bello has published extensively in leading international journals including, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, The Statistician; Computational Statistics and Data Analysis; Statistics in Medicine; Biometrical Journal; Communications in Statistics: Theory and Method; Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation; and Australian Journal of Statistics. He has also contributed a number of short papers in bulletins and magazines worldwide.
He is an alumnus of the University of Oxford, where he obtained an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Applied Statistics bagging the prestigious Rhodes scholarship en route.
On the other hand, Dr. Sirajo has 28 years of practical banking experience with 11 years at top management levels. He started his banking career in 1992 with Inland Bank Plc as a Supervisor and rose to Assistant General Manager in 2009 with First Inland Bank Plc. He held various managerial positions in both Operations, Credit Administration, and Business Development including Regional Manager FCT Abuja in 2007.
Prior to joining JAIZ Bank Plc in 2016, he served as the MD/CEO Arab Gambian Islamic Bank (AGIB), a position he held for six (6) years till January 2015. Upon joining the Bank in 2016, Dr. Sirajo had served in various capacities including serving as the Regional Manager South, while supervising the Treasury Department of the Bank. In 2018, he was appointed as the Chief Risk Officer of the Bank, a position which he held before assuming his position as an Executive Director of the Bank.
Dr. Sirajo is an alumnus of Bayero University, Kano; the University of Port Harcourt; and Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi where he obtained a B.Sc. (Economics), M.Sc. (Monetary Economics), and Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics) respectively.
He is a Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Fellow Institute of Credit Administration (FICA), Honorary Senior Member Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). Sirajo has attended Management and Islamic Banking courses in and outside Nigeria as a participant and/or a speaker. He is an Alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School (SMP 33) and Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (PALM 11), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Airtel Africa Plc appoints Kelly Bayer Rosmarin as Non-Executive Director
Kelly Bayer Rosmarin has been appointed by Airtel Nigeria Plc as a Non-Executive Director.
Airtel Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Kelly Bayer Rosmarin as a Non-Executive Director (NED), with effect from 27 October 2020.
This information is contained in a note sent to the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange on the 27th of October 2020 and signed by Secretary, Airtel Africa Plc, Simon O’ Hara.
The appointment of Ms. Bayer Rosmarin is by the nomination of the controlling shareholder, pursuant to the terms of relationship agreement dated 17 June 2019, between the Company, Bharti Airtel, Airtel Africa Mauritius Limited, the majority shareholder, and an indirect subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, and Bharti Telecom. Ms. Bayer Rosmarin will replace Arthur Lang, who stepped down as a non-executive director on the same day.
Ms. Bayer Rosmarin is currently the CEO of Singtel Optus and Consumer Australia. She was previously with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where she held several senior positions and varied portfolios, before being appointed as Group Executive of Institutional Banking and Markets.
What they are saying
Commenting on the appointment, Chairman, Sunil Bharti Mittal said, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Arthur, who joined the Board in October 2018 and supported the company through its IPO, for his significant contribution to the success of our strategy to build Airtel Africa into a market-leading mobile service provider and wish him well for the future.”
He further stated, “I am delighted that Kelly has agreed to join the Airtel Africa Board and we very much look forward to working closely with her.”
MTN Nigeria announces the appointment of Karl Toriola as CEO designate
MTN Nigeria has announced the appointment of Karl Toriola as new CEO designate, to replace Ferdi Moolman.
The Management of MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has announced the appointment of Mr Karl Toriola as the CEO designate.
This information is contained in a note sent to the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange on 26th October 2020 and signed by MTN Nigeria Plc Secretary, Uto Ukpanah.
The note partly reads:
“MTN Nigeria is pleased to inform The Nigerian Stock Exchange (The Exchange), the investing public and other stakeholders, of the appointment of Mr. Karl Toriola as the CEO designate. His appointment is effective 19 March 2021, providing enough time for an orderly handover.“
Since joining the Group in 2006, Mr. Toriola has also held a number of senior operational roles including Chief Technical Officer of MTN Nigeria, CEO Of MTN Cameroon and MTN Group Operations Executive.
Mr. Toriola has at various times in his career in MTN Group, had oversight responsibility of 16 of the Group’s subsidiaries and served on various MTN boards, including MTN Nigeria.
What they are saying
Speaking on the appointment, Dr Ernest Ndukwe OFR, Chairman of MTN Nigeria said, “After a thorough and rigorous selection process, we are delighted to welcome Karl back to MTN Nigeria. Karl Toriola is recognized throughout the industry as a highly experienced and well-regarded business leader.
“With his rich credentials, I am personally pleased that Mr. Karl Toriola is well-suited to lead MTN Nigeria’s Executive Management team through the next stages of growth in the years ahead.”
What to expect
Mr. Karl Toriola’s appointment as CEO of MTN Communications Nigeria Plc is effective from 19 March 2021, providing enough time for an orderly handover by Mr. Ferdinand Moolman.
The current CEO of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Ferdinand Moolman, will exit this role with effect from 19 March 2021 and assume a new role as MTN Group Chief Risk Officer. He will remain on the Board of MTN Nigeria in his new role as the MTN Group Chief Risk Officer.
TCN MD, Sule Abdulaziz appointed Chairman of West Africa Power Pool
The acting Managing Director of TCN, Sule Abdulaziz, has been appointed the new Chairman of WAPP.
The acting Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Sule Abdulaziz, has been appointed the new Chairman of the Executive Board of West African Power Pool (WAPP). Abdulaziz was nominated by the former Managing Director of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Joe Makoju, who is an honorary member of WAPP.
This disclosure was made by TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, through a public statement in Abuja on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
In her statement, Mbah revealed that the West African Power Pool was created by Decision A/DEC.5/12/99 of the 22nd Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, and adopted during the 29th Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government held in Niamey, Niger.
The appointment was made during the 46th meeting of the WAPP Executive Board which was chaired by the Secretary-General of ECOWAS, Ki Sengui, and held through video conference on October 21.
The statement from Mba partly reads, “While making the nomination, Makoju noted that Abdulaziz is an expert in engineering with vast experience in the electricity sector and therefore will perform creditably as the new WAPP Executive Board Chairman.
“His proposal was endorsed by MDs and Director Generals and other members of the board,” she said.
According to the statement, Abdulaziz in his acceptance speech thanked the board members and the honourary members for his nomination as the Chairman of the board and assured them of his total commitment to the overall objective of the regional electricity body.
He also expressed the need to move the pool to the next level of operational efficiency and solicited the support of member utilities, especially members of the executive board in this regard.
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He urged members to ensure prompt payment of their contributions to the pool and also continue to collaborate actively with the secretariat to ensure effective and efficient coordination and implementation of all WAPP programmes.