FCMB Plc. has announced the appointment of two additional non-executive directors to its board following approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The two new directors are Oladipupo Jadesimi and Olapeju Sofowora.
Ladi Jadesimi holds an Oxford MA degree in Law and had served as jurisprudence scholar at the University of Oxford between 1963 and 1966. He was a senior with Coopers & Lybrand Lagos before moving to Nigeria Acceptances (later NAL Plc.) as general manager.
Jadesimi is into business and has run several businesses in the energy, finance and real estate sectors. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of Niger Delta Exploration and Production Plc., one of Nigeria’s largest indigenous integrated oil and gas producing companies.
On her part, Olapeju Sofowora is a fellow, Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. She holds a treasurer’s dealership certificate and a certified information systems auditor. The founding partner of Abax-Oosa Professionals, a firm of chartered accountants, Sofowora has several professional work experience, which cuts across banking, human resource consultancy, tax advisory, finance and accounting.
“The two newly appointed directors are individuals with enviable achievement records in their respective fields. They bring on board high level competencies and experience, which will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the board of FCMB Group as whole,” said Olufunmilayo Adedibu, FCMB company secretary in a note to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Thursday, January 18.