Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) Plc, Nigeria’s integrated food business and agro-allied group, has announced the appointment of Juliet Anammah, the former chief executive officer of Nigeria’s leading e-commerce company, Jumia Nigeria, to its board of directors with effect from September 10, 2020.
Flour Mills in a statement signed by Umolu Joseph, the company secretary, which was filed to the Nigerian Stock Exchange and accessed by Business A.M, said that the appointment will see Juliet bring vast experience in the consumer product industry alongside her excellent skills in product creation and high profile brand building.
John Coumantaros, Flour Mills’ board chairman, commenting on the appointment of Anammah to the board, said: ‘I am truly excited to welcome Juliet to the board of directors. Her over 28 years of executive leadership experience in business consulting and e-commerce in Africa will be of tremendous value to Flour Mills of Nigeria as we continue to position the group to take advantage of the changing consumer landscape in the foods and agro-allied sectors.
“Her appointment represents our determination to ensure that we have a diverse mix of skills and viewpoints on the Flour Mills board and continue to fulfill our purpose of feeding the nation, every day,” Coumantaros said.
The consumer goods giant described Juliet Anammah as a champion of e-commerce in Africa, who while at the helm of affairs at Jumia Nigeria led the company through a period of remarkable growth and subsequently to become the first African technology company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2019.
Juliet is an accomplished business consultant with several years spent in management consulting at Accenture, Nigeria. She also serves on the board of many non-profit organisations involved in women development and trade expansion. She served as a non-executive director at Diamond Bank plc between July 2017 and October 2018.