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Sanwo-Olu confirms Abisola Olusanya as new Agriculture commissioner

Ms. Abisola Olusanya has been appointed as the substantive Commissioner for Agriculture in Lagos State.

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Lagos State begins recruitment for Agripreneurship programme, Sanwo-Olu confirms Abisola Olusanya as new Agriculture commissioner

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has confirmed the appointment of Ms Abisola Olusanya as the substantive Commissioner for Agriculture in the state.

According to a statement from the Lagos State Government, the confirmation of Olusanya’s appointment was contained in a circular issued by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

READ: CBN launches Private Sector-led Accelerated Agriculture Development Scheme

Sanwo-Olu, who congratulated and wished the new Commissioner a successful tenure in office, first appointed Ms. Olusanya into the State Executive Council on the 20th of August, 2019, as his Special Adviser on Agriculture.

He later appointed her as the Acting Commissioner for Agriculture on June 8, 2020, following the resignation and subsequent coronation of the former Commissioner for Agriculture, HRM Oba Omogbolahan Abdulwasiu Lawal Abisogun II as the 15th Oniru of Iru Kingdom.

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READ: Lagos 2020 budget performance improved from 56% to 77% at the end of Q3

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The statement from the Lagos State Government describes Ms Olusanya as a tenacious and result-oriented professional with 10 years of experience in leadership roles spanning sales, marketing and supply chain management, with a specialty in executing strategies towards food security, SME inclusion, growth and profitability within a sustainable eco-system.

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She is a leader with a participatory management style and proficiency in establishing and managing an entire operation with a key focus on sustainable organizational culture in line with global management practices.

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Chike Olisah is a graduate of accountancy with over 15 years working experience in the financial service sector. He has worked in research and marketing departments of three top commercial banks. Chike is a senior member of the Nairametrics Editorial Team. You may contact him via his email- [email protected]

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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 information contained in the notification, the appointment of Mr. Aguilera as a Non-Executive will take full effect from 1 January 2021.

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

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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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Abbey Mortgage Bank announces appointment of 6 Directors

The Central Bank of Nigeria has approved the appointment of 6 Directors of Abbey Mortgage Bank.

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Abbey Mortgage Bank announce the appointment of substantive Managing Director, and 5 Directors.

Abbey Mortgage Bank has announced the appointment of 6 Directors, including Mr. Madu Hamman as the substantive Managing Director.

The disclosure is contained in a notification, signed by the Bank’s Secretary, Geoff Amaghereon Esq. and sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange market today, as seen by Nairametrics.

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Five (5) other Directors were appointed by the CBN – 2 Executive and 3 Non-Executive Directors.

The names and portfolios of the Directors are; Mr. Mobolaji Adewumi – Executive Director; Mr. Oladipupo Ayodele Adeoye – Executive Director; Mr. Nonso Okpala – Non-Executive Director; Professor Marius N. Umego – Non-Executive Director; and Brigadier-General John Obasa (rtd) – Non-Executive Director.

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The notice also mentioned that all appointments have been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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Funke Feyisitan-Ladimeji appointed Executive Director, Coronation Merchant Bank

Coronation Merchant Bank Limited has announced the appointment of Funke Feyisitan Ladimeji as an Executive Director of the Bank.

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Funke Feyisitan-Ladimeji appointed Executive Director, Coronation Merchant Bank

The Board of Directors of Nigeria’s leading financial institution; Coronation Merchant Bank Limited has announced the appointment of Funke Feyisitan Ladimeji as an Executive Director of the Bank with effect from November 18, 2020, consequent to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Funke joins the Bank from FBNQuest Merchant Bank where she spent eight years as the Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Before now, she was the Executive Director/COO at JP Morgan. Funke has over 30 years’ experience managing a variety of Banking businesses across Markets and Corporate Finance Businesses, across multiple jurisdictions in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), North America and Asia, and across multiple functional areas, including Financial Control, Complex Product Accounting, Technology, Business Operations and Human Capital in major financial institutions within and outside Nigeria. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and holds a Master’s degree in Globalization and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Queen Mary and Brunel Universities respectively.

READ: Coronation Merchant Bank records 14% growth in earnings for 2019 FY

As the Executive Director, Funke’s remit will include Compliance, Information Technology, Centralized Operations, Customer Service, Global Trade and Administration functions.  She will also be the Bank’s Executive Compliance Officer.

Announcing the new appointment, the Chairman of Coronation Merchant Bank, Mr Babatunde Folawiyo stated that: “Funke brings to us a rich portfolio of experience garnered over the years in various leadership capacities. She could not have joined us at a more promising time in our journey to becoming an institution renowned for driving transformative solutions across Africa. I am confident her appointment will further strengthen and position the Bank for improved performance”.

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He further stated, “As a Bank, we maintain high corporate governance standards and ensure that Board appointments are in line with global best practices and industry standards. Her appointment follows a long tradition of working with the best and brightest across all levels of our organisation.

Coronation Merchant Bank was established in 2015 to provide wholesale banking to a long-underserved market. The Bank offers Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking/Wealth Management and, Global Markets/Treasury Services to its niche clientele. It presently has two branches located in Abuja and Port Harcourt with its Head Office in Lagos, Nigeria.

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The Bank has been the recipient of numerous international and national awards for product innovation and sound corporate governance practices. Some of the international awards it received in 2020 and 2019 include Best Investment Bank in Nigeria by Global Finance, Best Investment Bank in Nigeria by World Finance, Best Investment Bank in Nigeria by Global Banking & Finance Review, Best Investment Bank by Global Business Outlook and Best Investment Bank in Nigeria by International Finance.

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