AFC ap­points new gen­eral coun­sel

Daily Trust - - JOBS & CAREERS -

Africa Fi­nance Cor­po­ra­tion has ap­pointed Ms Nana Eshun as its Gen­eral Coun­sel, fol­low­ing the de­par­ture of Dr. Ade­se­gun Akin-Olug­bade.

In a state­ment by the cor­po­ra­tion, Akin-Olug­bade’s con­trac­tual term would end on De­cem­ber 31, 2018.

It said he had spent 11 years at the AFC, as pi­o­neer gen­eral coun­sel and cor­po­rate sec­re­tary; ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, cor­po­rate ser­vices and gen­eral coun­sel; and ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer and gen­eral coun­sel.

The state­ment said Ak­inOlug­bade played a key role in the cor­po­ra­tion’s adop­tion of strong cor­po­rate gover­nance prin­ci­ples, sys­tems and struc­tures; ex­pan­sion of its coun­try mem­ber­ship.

The state­ment read in part, “Akin-Olu­gabde has served for over 30 years in the le­gal pro­fes­sion and fi­nan­cial ser­vices sec­tor, hav­ing worked at both the tech­ni­cal and man­age­ment lev­els, in the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor, for lead­ing com­mer­cial law firms, devel­op­ment banks and in­ter­na­tional fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions.

“He was pre­vi­ously gen­eral coun­sel and di­rec­tor at the African Devel­op­ment Bank and the first chief le­gal of­fi­cer and head of the le­gal ser­vices depart­ment of the African Ex­port-Im­port Bank.”

The Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, AFC, Mr Sa­maila Zubairu, thanked Akin-Olug­bade for the key role he played in the evo­lu­tion and growth of the cor­po­ra­tion to a lead­ing mul­ti­lat­eral fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion on the con­ti­nent.

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