United Africa Company of Nigeria appoints Funke Ijaiya-Oladipo as new CFO

NIGERIA – The Board of Directors of The United Africa Company of Nigeria (UAC of Nigeria PLC), a leading diversified Company, has announced the appointment of Mrs. Funke Ijaiya-Oladipo as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company. The Board also announced the resignation of Mr. Ibikunle Oriola as Group Finance Director of the Company with effect from 31st December 2020.…

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Liquid Telecom appoints Wole Abu as Chief Executive Officer for Nigeria

NIGERIA – Liquid Telecom has appointed Wole Abu as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Nigeria. Wole will also serve as the CEO of the company’s new Africa Data Centre (ADC) in the country, effective January 2021. This new Data Centre in Nigeria once completed will address the growing demand for cloud storage and digital services on the continent, and Abu…

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Hamilton and George appoints Lekan Olatoke as Group Head Institutional Sales

NIGERIA – Hamilton and George, a frontline investment and advisory firm, has announced the appointment of Mr Lekan Olatoke as its Group Head Institutional Sales. Mr Joseph Edgar co-Founder and lead strategist at Hamilton and George stated in an announcement, that with the immense potentials currently being underutilized especially in the area of capital placement and distribution the need for…

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Verod Capital appoints Nieros Oyegun Soerensen as Principal and COO

NIGERIA -Verod Capital Management, a West African private equity firm, has hired Nieros Oyegun Soerensen as a Principal and the firm’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Soerensen brings over 15 years of rich finance and leadership experience, most recently as the Head of The Africa List and Nigeria coverage at CDC Group, where she supported the growth of CDC’s investment footprint…

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Pharmaceuticals company May and Baker appoints Patrick Ajah as Managing Director

NIGERIA – The Board of Directors of May and Baker Nigeria Plc, a manufacturer and distributer pharmaceutical products, has announced the appointment of Mr. Patrick Ajah, as the Managing Director of the company, with effect from 1st January 2021. This disclosure was made in a notification issued and signed by the Company’s Secretary, Mrs. Adetoun Abiru. According to the notification,…

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Household goods distributor Spar appoints Brett Botten as new group CEO

SOUTH AFRICA – Spar, a household goods distributor and a member of Spar International, with a footprint across 48 countries, has named the managing director of its South Rand division, Brett Botten, as its new group CEO, with effect from March 2021. Botten is expected to replace Graham O’Connor after the group’s 2021 annual general meeting. O’Connor is then expected…

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Bombardier Transportation appoints Makgola Makololo as Managing Director for South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Global mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation has announced the appointment of Makgola Makololo as Managing Director for South Africa. In this significant leadership role, Ms. Makololo will be responsible for Bombardier Transportation’s strategy development and deployment in the country, with sustainable customer and partner relationships as priorities. “We are delighted to welcome Makgola Makololo to Bombardier as…

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BAT Kenya appoints Rita Kavashe as the new and first woman board chairman

KENYA – British American Tobacco Kenya plc (BAT Kenya), part of British American Tobacco, a multinational company that manufactures and sells cigarettes, tobacco and other nicotine products, has appointed Rita Kavashe as the Chair of the Company’s Board. “Rita’s appointment comes at an ideal time, when the Company is accelerating its transformation agenda. BAT’s evolved corporate strategy and purpose –…

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On-demand delivery company Glovo appoints Priscilla Muhui as the General Manager for Kenya

KENYA – Glovo, an on-demand delivery start-up, has announced the appointment of Priscilla Muhiu as the General Manager for Kenya. She takes over from William Benthall who has been appointed Glovo’s General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa. Glovo lauded the new General Manager on her passion for solving problems in Africa through technology. “Priscilla has a wealth of industry knowledge when…

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Liquid Telecom appoints Clayton Naidoo to the new post of Group Chief Business Officer

AFRICA – Liquid Telecom, a communications solutions provider, has appointed Clayton Naidoo as Group Chief Business Officer (GCBO), to drive growth, innovation and strategy in the enterprise market across the Group’s holdings, effective 1 October 2020. The Group Chief Business Officer is a new position within Liquid Telecom, and forms part of the Group’s wider digital transformation strategy. In this…

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