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MR. ABDUL AKHOR BELLO
MR. ABDUL AKHOR BELLO
Born on the 8th of November 1960, Abdul joined Grand Cereals Limited (GCL), a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria PLC (“UACN”), on 23rd October 1989 as Chief Accountant. Prior to joining UACN, he started as Management Trainee in Inlaks PLC in August 1984. He was Chief Accountant of Inlaks PLC, Lagos from January 1987 to September 1989. A Chartered Accountant, Abdul holds an HND degree in Accountancy from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Abdul has held various management positions across UACN Group. Between August 1997 and February 1998, he was Senior Accountant at Accounts Headquarters, UACN PLC. He was appointed Finance Director & Company Secretary of Chemical & Allied Products (CAP) PLC on 1st April 1998. He was appointed the Managing Director of CAP PLC on 1st February 2003 and later appointed Managing Director of UPDC PLC on 1st November 2007.

Since his appointment as Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer (UAC) in January 2010 (with responsibility for Finance, IT, Risk & Compliance and Investor Relations), he has redefined the role of finance in the group, emerging as a strategic Business partner of the CEO’s office to strengthen risk management, controls and as Mergers & Acquisitions team lead in period of UAC Restructuring.

He has attended numerous executive development courses at the following institutions: Harvard Business School, USA; IMD Global Board Centre, Switzerland; The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Said Business School, Oxford University, UK; Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, UK; Ashridge Business School, UK.
MRS. OLUWAKEMI OGUNNUBI
MRS. OLUWAKEMI OGUNNUBI
Born on 25th of November 1968, Mrs Ogunnubi is a Chartered Accountant (ACA). She attended The Polytechnic, Ibadan where she obtained Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy in 1992. She joined UAC of Nigeria Plc (UACN) as a Mid-career Accountant on 1st February, 2001. She has worked in various capacities within the UACN Group as Lead Internal Auditor (Lagos/West) – UACN Audit, Business Efficiency Manager – CAP Plc, Supply Chain Manager – CAP Plc and National Customer Service Manager – CAP Plc. She was transferred to UAC Foods in July, 2009 where she worked as National Sales Manager. Following the Strategic partnership with Tiger Brands South Africa in 2011, she became the GM Sales UAC Foods Limited.

On establishment of the Risk and Compliance unit of UACN in 2013, Kemi was appointed the Head, Risk and Compliance of UACN Plc on 11th June 2013 and subsequently appointed Head Financial Services of UACN Plc on 14th of March 2016.

She has attended various local and international courses. She is an alumnus of Ashridge Business School UK, and also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Institute of Risk Management, UK. In January 2018, Mrs Ogunnubi was appointed the Managing Director of the Company.
OPEYEMI AGBAJE
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
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
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.
                   
              
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