The Board of Directors of Chams Plc has announced key appointments into its group operations to strengthen efforts aimed at expanding its business solutions and offerings to larger markets.
The appointments are also to meet shareholders’ expectations and deliver long-term value which is fundamental to the company’s business growth and financial sustainability.
Mayowa Olaniyan, a finance and management expert with over 27-years’ experience that spans across finance, audit, automobile, and technology, has been appointed Managing Director/CEO of Chamsmobile Limited.
Until her appointment, Olaniyan oversaw Chams Plc’s finance, strategy and services as Executive Director. She also drove the financial and business strategy that shot the Chams Group back to profitability. Prior to that role, she served as the Chief Strategist and Financial Officer.
A chartered accountant of repute, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and Associate of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), global body for professional Accountants, Mayowa holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, UK. She has a degree in Applied Accounting and post graduate diploma from Oxford Brooks University, UK.
Also, Kayode Akomolafe has been appointed Executive Director, Chamsmobile Limited. Before his appointment, he was the Chief Operating Officer, Chams Plc. He is an accomplished professional in project management with over 20 years experience in diverse field which include Identity management, solution design, system architect, customer service, IT operations and infrastructure.
He holds a bachelor of Technology from Federal University of Technology Akure, he also holds a Master Degree in Information System Technology from University of Liverpool, UK as well as Executive MBA from Lagos Business School.
In the same, Patricia Duru has resumed as the new Group Chief Financial Officer of Chams Plc with effect from March 8, 2021. Prior to joining Chams Plc, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Interconnect Clearinghouse Nigeria Limited where she played a pivotal role in the financial growth of the business as well as significantly improving shareholder value over the last five years. Duru will support the board in driving the Group’s strategic vision and harnessing greater wealth-building opportunities for shareholders.
Prof. Enase Okonedo Announced the New Vice-Chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University (PAU)
The Board of Trustees of Pan-|Atlantic University (PAU) Foundation has appointed Professor Enase Okonedo as the new Vice-Chancellor of PAU.
In a statement on its website, the institution congratulated the new Vice-Chancellor stating that her appointment reflects PAU’s commitment to nation-building by producing industry-ready graduates and by engaging with the community through research and partnership.
The institution that has as its unit the popular Lagos Business School also expressed its firm belief that Professor Enase will take the institution to greater heights considering her pedigree, expertise, passion, and leadership.
Her appointment is coming at a very dare time when there has been an increase in the clamour for the inclusion of more women in major leadership positions. Her appointment will therefore add her to the list of the very few numbers of female Vice-Chancellors in Nigerian Universities.
Before the recent appointment, she had served in various leadership positions including as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, an office she is still holding. She was appointed Dean of Lagos Business School (LBS) in July 2009 and held the position until December 2020.
In the statement released by the institution, the new Vice-Chancellor’s qualifications and education were listed and praised.
“Over the course of her career, she has risen to become an internationally recognised educator, serving on various boards in the management education industry. She is on the board of Global Business School Network (GBSN), United Nations Principle for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME), and the Academic Advisory Board of Blatnavik School of government, University of Oxford,” the statement said.
“She has served on the board of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), and held leadership positions on the boards of Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business International (AACSB) as Secretary-Treasurer, and the Association of African Business Schools where she was Chairperson.”
Professor Okonedo had her undergraduate education at the University of Benin and graduated with BSc, Accounting in 1987.
She is expected to resume her new role on January 1, 2022.
Delta Air Lines Appoints Nicolas Ferri as Vice President for Africa, Others
Delta Air Lines, an American leading domestic and international airline, has appointed Nicolas Ferri as its Vice President for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.
The company disclosed in a statement published on Tuesday.
Ferri would be managing key strategic commercial and customer experience initiatives in the four regions. Therefore, Mr. Ferri will be working closely with Delta’s European joint-venture partners-AirFrance, KLM and Virgin Atlantic.
The leading airline said it is now focusing on rebuilding its trans-Atlantic network.
Alain Bellemare, the President, International, Delta Air Lines, was quoted in the statement as saying, “Delta is the preferred carrier across the Atlantic and Nicolas’ vast international and alliances experience will be vital to our continued success as demand picks up and we reopen travel corridors across the region.
“With customers returning to the skies, we look ahead to 2022 and the rebuilding of our international portfolio with optimism.”
Before his appointment, Ferri served as the chief commercial officer at Delta’s partner, Aeromexico since August 2019.
In this role, he led Aeromexico’s revenue management, network planning, corporate strategy, distribution, global sales, alliances, e-commerce, customer care and loyalty functions.
Adeniyi Falade Appointed as Director Company Board of Custodian Investment Plc
The Board of Custodian Investment Plc at the Board meeting held on October 27, 2021, has approved the appointment of Mr. Adeniyi Falade as a Director on the Company’s Board with effective January 1, 2022.
In a letter signed by the company secretary, Adeyinka Jafojo, the company expressed its deep appreciation to him for his contributions to the board and the company, and his effective leadership during his last office.
Custodian Investment Plc is an indigenous Investment holding company quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) comprising Custodian and Allied Insurance Limited (CAIL), Custodian Life Assurance Limited (CLA) CrusaderSterling Pensions Limited, Custodian Trustees Limited and Crusader Properties Limited. Until his appointment, he was the Managing Director of CAIL, the General Insurance business subsidiary and a non-Executive Director of Custodian and Allied PLC.
Mr. Adeniyi Falade, a Chartered Accountant and a seasoned Investment Banker, brings a wealth of experience of over three decades in the financial services sector to bear upon the Board. Mr. Falade serves as Director on several Boards in the financial services and real estate sectors of the economy.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Masters degree in Business Administration (Warwick Business School) and also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Stockbrokers of Nigeria.
Prior to his appointment, Mr Falade was the Managing Director of Crusader Sterling Pensions Limited in 2007, served as the CEO of Lead Capital and Head of Investment Banking Group of Ecobank Nigeria. He is also a member of the board of directors of Custodian Life Assurance Limited, Custodian Trustees Limited and Interstate Securities Limited.
The Custodian Group in its over two decades of operation has achieved great success over the years due to its commitment to ideals such as outstanding service and dedication to customers, innovation and comprehensive systems, processes and operations integration. Consequently, it has become a force to be reckoned with, in the Financial Services Sector of the Nigerian economy.
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