Guin­ness Nige­ria an­nounces board changes

Business a.m. - - COMPANY - Afo­labi Oluwaseun

GUIN­NESS NI GERIA PLC. FRI­DAY an­nounced the ap­point­ment two non-ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tors in­clud­ing Fabian Ajogwu and Paul Gal­lagher. Their ap­point­ments took ef­fect on Novem­ber 1, 2018.

In a no­tice to the Nige­rian Stock Ex­change and the general pub­lic, the com­pany dis­closed that the new ap­point­ments were on ap­proved on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 24th, when the board of di­rec­tors met.

Fabian Ajogwu, is a Se­nior Advocate of Nige­ria (SAN), who prac­tices law at Kenna Part­ners and is a La­gos Busi­ness School Pro­fes­sor of Cor­po­rate Gover­nance. He is an alum­nus of the Said Busi­ness School of Ox­ford Univer­sity and the La­gos Busi­ness School. He holds a doc­tor­ate de­gree in law from the Univer­sity of Aberdeen, Scot­land; an MBA from the IESE Busi­ness School, Barcelona; and law de­grees from the Univer­sity of Nige­ria, and the Univer­sity of La­gos.

The learned se­nior advocate has been lead coun­sel to the Fed­eral Govern­ment of Nige­ria in sev­eral cases of na­tional im­por­tance and has au­thored nu­mer­ous books

Ajogwu chaired the Nige­rian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion Com­mit­tee on Cor­po­rate Gover­nance that pro­duced the first NCC Code of Cor­po­rate Gover­nance for the Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion Sec­tor in 2014. He serves on the Fi­nan­cial Re­port­ing Coun­cil of Nige­ria 2018 tech­ni­cal com­mit­tee on the na­tional code of cor­po­rate gover­nance, hav­ing as­sisted the Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Com­mis­sion in draft­ing Nige­ria’s pi­o­neer code of cor­po­rate gover­nance in 2003.

He is a fel­low of the so­ci­ety for cor­po­rate gover­nance Nige­ria; a Fel­low of the Nige­rian In­sti­tute of char­tered ar­bi­tra­tors, Fel­low of the African Lead­er­ship Ini­tia­tive West Africa, Henry Crown global lead­er­ship of the Aspen in­sti­tute and a fel­low of the AIFA read­ing so­ci­ety. He serves on the board of the La­gos court of ar­bi­tra­tion, the gov­ern­ing coun­cil of the Nige­rian in­sti­tute of char­tered ar­bi­tra­tors, and the gov­ern­ing coun­cil of the Pan-At­lantic Univer­sity (La­gos Busi­ness School). He served as a mem­ber of the general coun­cil of the Bar, and the coun­cil of le­gal ed­u­ca­tion (Nige­rian Law School).

Pro­fes­sor Ajogwu is a mem­ber of the Lon­don Court of In­ter­na­tional Ar­bi­tra­tion, and a mem­ber of the La­gos Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion, and is listed on its panel of neu­trals. He is also a mem­ber of the In­ter­na­tional Coun­cil for Com­mer­cial Ar­bi­tra­tion Pro­fes­sor Ajogwu chairs the boards of No­vare Group’s sub­sidiaries in Nige­ria (own­ers of No­vare malls), ARM Harith In­fra­struc­ture In­vest­ment Ltd (Nige­ria’s pi­o­neer in­fra­struc­ture fund), and NES Global amongst oth­ers.

He is also a non-ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor at Stan­bic IBTC Hold­ings Plc. and has served as hon­orary coun­sel to the State of Is­rael in Nige­ria, Venezuela and Repub­lic of South Africa in Nige­ria.

Paul Gal­lagher is a sea­soned global sup­ply and pro­cure­ment ex­pert with over 25 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence, he ob­tained an hon­ours de­gree in Me­chan­i­cal/Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing from Trin­ity Col­lege, Dublin Ire­land.

Paul joined Di­a­geo in 1993 and is cur­rently the global sup­ply and pro­cure­ment op­er­a­tional ex­cel­lence di­rec­tor for Di­a­geo re­spon­si­ble for the end-to-end pro­cure­ment and sup­ply chain across Africa in­clud­ing global ac­count­abil­ity for ex­cel­lence in op­er­a­tions. Prior to this, he has held sev­eral se­nior lead­er­ship po­si­tions across Di­a­geo in­clud­ing pres­i­dent North Amer­ica pro­cure­ment and sup­ply chain; Asia Pa­cific pro­cure­ment & Guin­ness Nige­ria sup­ply chain di­rec­tor; Di­a­geo North Amer­ica se­nior vice pres­i­dent, cus­tomer ser­vice & sup­ply among other roles.

He is also a non-ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of East African Brew­eries Lim­ited, a pub­licly quoted Di­a­geo sub­sidiary in Kenya.

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