MR. LARRY ETTAH
Born on 28th October 1963, Mr Larry Ettah joined the Board of CAP Plc in July 2007. He started his career as a Management Trainee at UAC of Nigeria Plc in 1988. He has held several Senior Management positions in UAC of Nigeria Plc and was appointed an Executive Director of UAC of Nigeria Plc in 2004. He became the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UAC of Nigeria Plc on 1st January 2007.
He holds a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Chemistry (1985); MBA (1988) both from University of Benin. A graduate of the renowned Executive Program of Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.He also has attended Executive Education Programs at Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Harvard Business School, USA and IMD Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the president of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).
MRS. OMOLARA ELEMIDE
Born on 2nd May 1960, Mrs Omolara Elemide joined UAC of Nigeria Plc (UACN) as a Trainee Accountant on October 4, 1983 and became a Chartered Accountant in November 1986. She had worked in various capacities within the UACN Group as an Internal Check Manager, Management Accountant and Financial Accountant. She had a six-month attachment exposure with Unilever International Audit Department in Germany, United States of America, and United Kingdom in 1991, after which she became the Senior Group Manager, Unilever International Audit, Lagos in 1992. At the divestment of Unilever from UACN in 1994, she assumed the position of the Audit Manager of the Group.
She became the Divisional Commercial Director in the then G B Ollivant/MDS Division in 1997 and the Finance Director of UACN Property Development Company Plc in 1998.
In February 2005, Mrs Elemide joined the Board of CAP Plc as the Finance Director /Company Secretary, a position she held until May 4, 2009 when she was appointed the Managing Director of the Company.
She has attended various local and international courses amongst which are the Bullet-Proof Manager Training series by Crestcom International Colorado, USA, International Management Course at the Four Acres, UK, Unilever International Audit Seminar, USA, Strategy and Finance at the Ashridge Business School, UK.
MR. OPEYEMI AGBAJE
Born on 6th of April 1965, Mr Agbaje attended Igbobi College Yaba, Lagos and holds a first degree in Law from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) and two master degrees in Law and Business from University of Lagos and IESE Business School, Spain respectively. He has multi-disciplinary background and professional experience including legal practice in a top law firm for two years, over 16 years in banking and finance rising to Executive Director and since 2004 managed RTC Advisory Services Limited, a leading strategy and business advisory company as Senior Consultant/CEO.
He also has lectured in Business Strategy and the Environment of Business in Lagos Business School.
He is member of Board of Trustees of Lagos State Security Trust Fund and Vice Chairman of the Board of The Integrity Organisation/Convention on Business Integrity. He is also the Executive Producer and host of the influential policy and economy-focused TV programme “The Policy Council”. Mr Agbaje is a member of the Strategic Management Society, USA, International BAR Association, and Institute of Director, Nigeria. He writes a weekly column in Businessday Nigeria and is a regular speaker at conferences, seminars and discussion on economy, business and national development. He joined the Board on 4th may 2009 as Non-executive Director.
Dr. SOLOMON AIGBAVBOA
Born on 27th July 1967, Solomon, a Pharmacist was educated at the University of Benin and Federal University of Technology Owerri, where he bagged the B.Pharm, M.Sc and MBA degrees respectively. He started his career in academics in University of Benin where he left as lecturer 2 in Pharmaceutical Chemistry to join UAC of Nigeria Plc in June 1997 as Personal Product Manager in then GBO/MDS Division. He thereafter, occupied various Management positions in the UACN Group including National Customer Service Manager, MDS logistics; GM Operations, UAC Foods.
In September 2008, he joined Zain Telecoms, Nigeria where he served as General Manager, North West Regional Operations and Director, Regional support in the sales Group. In June 2009, he returned to UACN and was subsequently appointed in January 2010 as the Managing Director of MDS logistic Plc, a joint venture between UACN and Imperial Holding Limited of South Africa.
He has attended several management courses and training locally and internationally. He is a recipient of both the University of Benin scholarship for Academic Excellence, and the Federal Government of Nigeria’s post graduate scholarship award. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management, Nigeria. He joined the Board on 5th May 2008 as a Non-executive Director.
AMBASSADOR KAYODE GARRICK
Born 26th of September 1954, Ambassador Garrick holds a Bachelor of Arts (Languages) degree from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife. He is the Founder and Director of South Strategy Consulting. He has 34 years diplomatic experience and is fluent in English, French, German and Portuguese.
Apart from several other diplomatic, consular and public service appointments, he was at various times Nigeria Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.
He was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Rio Branco by the President of Brazil. He joined the Board on 21st March, 2013 as a Non-executive Director.