Sade Williams/Business a.m.
Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC has named Laila Jean St. Matthew-Daniel and Bukola Bello Jaiyesimi as non-executive directors of the company.
The appointments were made at the 12th annual general meeting (AGM) of the company that was held at Marriott Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos
St. Matthew-Daniel and Jaiyesimi replaced Chike Ogeah and Ariyo Olutoye, two non-executive directors who resigned their appointments in January, 2022.
Laila Jean St. Matthew-Daniel started her schooling at Our Lady of Apostles in Lagos, she went on to St Louis Grammar School, Ibadan, for her “O” Levels, and then Queens College, for her ‘A’ Levels, before going to the United Kingdom (UK) for graduate studies at the Cripplegate Institute/London Guildhall University.
She began her career in the corporate world in the UK, and later Nigeria, before boldly taking the entrepreneurial step in 1983, by opening one of the ‘first’ indigenous Furniture Manufacturing Company, during the 1980’s as a result of government’s ban on the importation of furniture.
As one of the premier female furniture manufacturers in the early 80’s to early 90’s, she initialised private training programmes for artisans in the furniture industry to boost government’s National Directorate of Employment’s empowerment efforts, and pioneered seminars for public enlightenment on relationship between stress and furniture ergonomics apart from winning various awards for unique designs. She coordinated interior fix-outs from conceptualisation, implementation, FF&E & execution of residential, corporate & hotel projects and has won various awards for unique designs.
Bukola Bello Jaiyesimi is an avowed pan-Africanist, lobbyist, developmental and legacy strategist with a passion for mankind and institutional development. She started her academic journey in 1982 at St Luke’s Model School, Lokoja, and proceeded to Command Secondary School, Kaduna in 1988.
Jaiyesimi gained admission into the University of Abuja where she bagged a Diploma in Banking and Finance in 1995.
She relocated to study in Canada in 1998 and proceeded to Queens School of Business, Ontario, Canada and graduated with a BSC in Marketing in 2001. She went further to London School of Business and Finance, UK and she graduated with an MBA in Entrepreneurship at The Institute of Transformative Thoughts and Learning Doctoral Research Centre (ITTL-DRC). She is also a recipient of the following; Metropolitan Institute of Business and Management – Special Executive Masters in International Business Law (LLM)-2013, CGUI, Boston, Massachusetts – Doctoral Research 2017, Chartered Institute of Public Relations, United Kingdom – Diploma in Public Relations 2018.