Vitafoam ap­points Umunna non-executive director

The Punch - - APPOINTMEN­TS & MANAGEMENT - Joseph Olaoluwa

VITAFOAM has ap­pointed Achike Charles Umunna as a Non-executive Director of the Board, ef­fec­tive from De­cem­ber 19, 2019.

This is ac­cord­ing to a state­ment re­leased by the firm to the Nige­rian Stock Ex­change and signed by com­pany sec­re­tary, Lekan Sanni.

Umunna ob­tained a Bach­e­lor’s de­gree in law from the Univer­sity of Nige­ria Nsukka in 1982. he grad­u­ated from the Nige­rian Law School in 1983 and ob­tained a Mas­ter De­gree in law from the Univer­sity of La­gos in 1985.

A Knight of the Catholic Church, Umunna is a fel­low of the Nige­rian In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment Con­sul­tants and holds a cer­tifi­cate in in­ter­na­tional ar­bi­tra­tion from the Univer­sity of Rome Tre.

he has been ac­tively en­gaged in le­gal prac­tice for over 35 years with ex­pe­ri­ence in both the public and the pri­vate sec­tors. he started his le­gal ca­reer from the then Na­tional As­sem­bly, Tafawa Balewa Square, La­gos where he was the Sec­re­tary to the Rules and Busi­ness Com­mit­tee of the house of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and later as le­gal of­fi­cer with the Min­istry of De­fence, De­fence head­quar­ters La­gos.

he went into pri­vate prac­tice with the law firm of Chuka Okoli and As­so­ciates be­fore es­tab­lish­ing the firm of Achike Umunna and As­so­ciates in 1986. Among other fields of prac­tice, Umunna has ac­quired ex­per­tise in the field of mar­itime, pe­tro­leum , in­ter­na­tional trade laws and prac­tices hav­ing worked as a le­gal con­sul­tant in China, Bul­garia, Ro­ma­nia, United King­dom, USA, Ger­many and Ja­pan.

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