By Zainab Iwayemi
- To champion real estate and legal experience
Following an executive meeting held by the board of directors of Berger Paints Nigeria Plc, Ereomajuwa Gbadebo and Aisha Umar have been appointed as independent non-executive board directors expected to bring on board extensive real estate and legal experiences.
The statement read in part: “This is to inform our stakeholders and by extension the public that at the meeting of the board of directors of Berger Paints Nigeria Plc held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, the board considered and approved the appointments of EreomajuwaGbadebo and Aisha Umar, as independent non-executive directors.
“Gbadebo and Umar will be bringing on board, extensive real estate and legal experience respectively.”
EreomajuwaGbadebo has over 34 years of international experience in strategic and executive management, amongst other experiences. With an emphasis on strategic marketing, and financial and project management, Gbadebo holds an MBA from Henley Management College, the United Kingdom, which is believed to solidify her acquired experience in the management and leadership of people, time and resources, plus the coordination of multi-disciplinary external teams of consultants, support staff and contractors.
Having served as the chief executive officer of Broll Property Services Limited, Nigeria, a subsidiary of Broll Property Services Group, South Africa, between June 2008 and Sept 2013, she proceeded to serve as the executive director of Propose, Design and Implement Limited (PDI), a boutique real estate consultancy and advisory firm, between October 2013 and January 2015.
She progressed in her career as managing director of Alpha Mead Real Estate Partners Limited – a strategic business unit of Alpha Mead between January 2015 and January 2020 and later on became the managing director of Propose, Design and Implement (PDI) Limited.
Similarly, Aisha Umar is known for her vast work experience as a legal practitioner who, for over 15 years has provided legal and technical advisory services to the federal and state governments on various projects in the education, transportation, agriculture, and water sectors, some of which have been funded by international development agencies including the Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank.
She is currently a doctorate student at the University of West Scotland-Centre for Africa Research and Enterprise and Economic Development – CAREED, researching Africa’s engagement with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and strategies for boosting value-added exports from the continent.
Earlier in her career, she was in academia and was a lecturer on company and commercial law at the prestigious Nigerian Law School, Lagos.