Unilever Nigeria gets new ED, company secretary 

By Abimbola Mohammed

Unilever Nigeria has announced the appointments of two females to fill the position of executive director and company secretary at its top hierarchy, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing issued today.

Effective from March 16th, Abidemi Adeniran  will resume as executive director of the fast-moving consumer goods company, the statement said.

Adeniran is a legal practitioner with an experience of more than 27 years in commercial law and corporate governance practice in Nigeria and West Africa.

According to Unilever: “Her forte is to proactively identify legal, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance risks to business and develop innovative mitigation to enable seamless business operations and sustainability.”

She is a graduate of Law from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and also holds a Master’s of Law from the University of Lagos. Mrs Ademola has an MBA in Leadership from Walden University, United States.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), a governing council member of the institute and a fellow of the WIMBOARD Institute, a WIMBIZ/IE University, Madrid Executive Education Programme for Women on Boards.

In the same vein, Afolasade Olowe will resume as the company secretary with effect from 16 March. Olowe brings to the board about 20 years of legal practice, especially in corporate commercial law and governance practice.

Her areas of expertise comprise regulatory advisory & compliance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate law & governance as well as labour & employment.

Prior to joining Unilever Nigeria Plc, Afolasade gained her legal experience in two of Nigeria’s leading full-service commercial law firms where she developed first-hand skills in her areas of expertise, especially Company Secretarial & Corporate Governance practice,” Unilever Nigeria said.

She is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria as well as the Society for Corporate Governance.

She is also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and has a Master’s of Business Administration from the Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom.


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