Nestle Nigeria Announces Board Changes

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The management of Nestle Nigeria Plc has announced changes to its Board of Directors effective August 1, 2021. The Board has appointed Mrs. Adebisi Lamikanra as an independent non-executive director.

Mrs. Lamikanra has a degree in Economics and she is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, She has attended various leadership programs over the years at Lagos Business School, Harvard Business School, Kellogg (Women Leadership Program) and insead among others.

She was the head of the Advisory practice of KPMG Nigeria consisting of Management Consulting, Deal Advisory, Technology Advisory and Risk Consulting business units. She also led the financial services sector across Africa.

She has over 30 years of professional experience providing advisory and consulting services to various private and public sector entities within and outside Nigeria. She has championed various initiatives in the Nigerian banking and finance space, facilitated and presented papers on topical banking and financial issues at several fora.

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She is currently the thematic leader for the non-banking subsector for the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. She has been involved in various landmark industry reform initiatives.

She is a board member of:

  1. Corona Schools Trust (a leading private school in Lagos) where she heads the finance committee of the Board,
  2. Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria,
  3. Evercare Hospital Nigeria, where she is Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and
  4. Coronation Securities Limited Nigeria.

She is currently the Co-chair of Women Corporate Directors in Nigeria and one of the promoters of an NGO which is focused on providing employability training to up and coming, Nigerian graduates.

The Board also appointed Mr. Ibukun-Olu Ipinmoye as an executive director. Mr. lpinmoye is currently the Factory Manager, Agbara factory. He holds an M.Sc degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ilorin and an M.Sc degree in Management from Commonwealth Open University, United Kingdom.

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He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants. He attended leadership training programs in Coach Training World, Portland, Oregon, United States of America Mendieta Business Institute, Ohio, United States of America.

He joined Nestlé Nigeria in 1993 as a Graduate Trainee. He was promoted to the position of Assistant Manufacturing Manager in the Culinary Plant, Agbara. His work continued in various capacities in the factory until 2010 when Ibukun was transferred to Central West Africa Region as the Regional Manufacturing Specialist (Cereals & Beverages).

A year after, he assumed the role of Regional Manufacturing Expert for Infant Cereals in Sub Saharan Africa, providing manufacturing support on Infant Cereals and developing application group competencies.

In 2014, he was promoted as Plant Manager, Beverages in Agbara factory, where he led several technological changes including the installation of the MD3+ for Vacuum Band Dryers (VBD) and End of Line Automation for 20g packs as well as high speed pressing and wrapping confectionery lines. In 2016, he was appointed as Factory Manager, Flowergate Factory where he effectively built and sustained a high performing culture at the factory.

He is a Certified professional coach who has inspired many of the factory teams to optimize their individual and team performances.