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Appointments

Diageo appoints Tom Shropshire as Secretary ahead of Siobhan Moriarty’s retirement

The parent company of Guinness Nigeria Plc, Diageo Plc, has announced Shropshire to replace Moriarty as General Counsel.

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Diageo Plc, the parent company of Guinness Nigeria plc has disclosed that Tom Shropshire has been appointed to replace Siobhán Moriarty as the General Counsel & Secretary of the Company.

The company which ranks as one of the largest producers of spirits and beers made the disclosure in a press release published on its website.

According to the information contained in the press statement, Siobhán Moriarty who became the Company’s General Counsel in 2013, and thereafter taking up a combined role of General Counsel & Company Secretary in 2018 is set to retire in September.

Moriarty is globally recognized for her leadership role in the company through her valuable contribution to Diageo’s long-term performance, this earned her spots in the Financial Times list of top 20 global General Counsel, and also 2017 and 2018 FT and HERoes Champions of Women in Business lists.

Shropshire is a recognised expert in corporate sustainability and has worked extensively with the United Nations Global Compact. He is also a trustee of Comic Relief and has been named one of the leading minority ethnic executives in the US and UK by EMpower and The Financial Times.

What they are saying

Ivan Menezes, Chief Executive, Diageo, said: “I am delighted to welcome Tom to Diageo. His leadership and wealth of experience in corporate advisory, M&A and capital markets, along with his passion and advocacy for sustainability, inclusion and diversity, will make him a great asset for our Executive team and Board.

“I would also like to pay tribute to Siobhán’s outstanding contribution to Diageo ever since the creation of the company in 1997. She has expertly led our legal function, supporting the transformation of the company with her strong sense of purpose and professionalism.”

The outgoing General Counsel & Company Secretary of the company, Siobhán Moriarty, in her statement said, “I have had a wonderful career at Diageo, supported by a great team. I wish Tom every success as he joins the company.”

Omokolade Ajayi is a graduate of Economics, and a certificate holder of the CFA Institute’s Investment Foundation Program. He is a business analyst, and equity market researcher, with wealth of experience as a retail investor. He is a business owner and a stern advocate of Financial literacy, who believes in the huge economic prospect of the Nigerian Payment channels and Fintech space.

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Greenwich Merchant Bank appoints Bayo Rotimi as MD/CEO

Bayo Rotimi has been appointed the new MD/CEO of Greenwich Merchant Bank.

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Greenwich Merchant Bank has announced the appointment of Mr Bayo Rotimi as its new Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer.

This is according to a notification made available on the bank’s social media handle, seen by Nairametrics.

As part of his responsibilities, Mr Rotimi is expected to provide leadership and direction to the management team and take charge in optimizing the company’s overall strategic objectives and operational performance, in a bid to deliver optimal value for stakeholders, without compromising quality and standards.

About Bayo Rotimi

Mr Rotimi is an experienced investment banking professional with over 27 years’ experience. He worked for various financial institutions such as Lead Merchant Bank and FCMB Capital Markets, where he rose through the echelons to become the CEO of the latter in 2008. Prior to his recent appointment, he was the chairman of the investment committee of ARM’s Discovery, Aggressive, Growth, Ethical, Money Markets, Fixed income and Eurobond funds with over N110 billion under management.

What they are saying

Commenting on the recent development, Chairman of Greenwich Merchant Bank, Kayode Falowo said: “Bayo’s track record and pedigree speaks for itself and offers a reassuring nexus between the corporate ideals that Greenwich is reputed for and proactive dynamism required to stay on the cutting-edge of innovation, product development and stakeholder satisfaction.”

What you should know

  • Recall that Greenwich Trust Limited was officially renamed Greenwich Merchant Bank in September 2020, after obtaining regulatory approval from CBN to operate as a Merchant Bank.
  • Greenwich Merchant Bank Limited was incorporated on the 25th of February, 1992 and subsequently commenced operations in June 1994.

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Africa Prudential announces appointment of Zubaida Rasheed as Director

Zubaida Rasheed has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director by Africa Prudential Plc.

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African Prudential could be worth more than N4.55

The Board of Africa Prudential Plc has ratified the appointment of Mrs. Zubaida Mahey Rasheed as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective February 24, 2021, subject to regulatory approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

This is according to a notification signed by the Company’s secretary, Joseph Jibunoh, and made available to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Given her profile and wealth of experience, the Board strongly believes that the appointment will strengthen the company by consolidating its digital transformation drive and ensuring its smooth transition from its core registrar business to providing digital solutions and technological services.

About Zubaida Mahey Rasheed 

Mrs. Zubaida is a distinguished technocrat with over forty years’ experience in the public and private sectors. A sizeable number of the aforementioned years were spent in NITEL Plc, where she served for 23 years, rising to the position of Executive Director.

Mrs. Zubaida is currently the Deputy Coordinator of Technical Working Group (TWG) for the preparation of Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2021-2025 & Nigeria Agenda 2050 (Business Environment, Trade, Competitiveness, and Product Space Mapping).

She is an alumna of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), having obtained a BSC degree in Economics in the aforementioned institution. She holds professional membership in the Nigerian Institute of Management and National Institute of Marketing, Nigeria.

What you should know

  • Africa Prudential Plc had earlier declared a dividend of 50 kobo each, totaling N1 billion for its shareholders.
  • Africa Prudential Plc formerly known as UBA Registrars Ltd was incorporated as a private limited liability company on 23rd March 2006 to take over the registrar services formally operated as a department by its former parent – UBA Global Market Limited.
  • The company was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on the 17th of January, 2013. It currently manages over 80 corporate clients in both the public and private sectors.

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