Former Jumia Nigeria CEO Joins Nigerian Breweries Board

December 10, 2021
Juliet Anammah

By Dipo Olowookere

The immediate past chief executive officer of Jumia Nigeria, Mrs Juliet Anammah, has been appointed to the board of Nigerian Breweries Plc as an independent non-executive director.

She will also be joined on the board of the brewery giant by a respected and leading figure in corporate Nigeria, Mr Asue Ighodalo, who was chosen as a non-executive director.

A statement signed by the company secretary, Uaboi Agbebaku, disclosed that the appointments have been approved by the board of directors of Nigerian Breweries and will become effective from January 1, 2022.

In the disclosure, the board expressed its happiness to “welcome Mr Ighodalo and Mrs Anammah to the team and looks forward to the wealth of experience, exposure and knowledge both of them will be adding to the board and the company.

Mrs Anammah, who handed over to the current CEO of Jumia Nigeria, Mr Massimiliano Spalazzi, in January 2020, has over 30 years of professional experience covering consulting, consumer goods, sales, marketing, e-commerce and sustainability.

She is currently the Chair Nigeria and Chief Group Sustainability Officer, Jumia, having previously held the role of CEO, Jumia.

She was also the Managing Director, Accenture LLC in charge of the firm’s consumer goods practise, retail and transportation practice in West Africa. She serves on the boards of several local and international organisations, including Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc and Imperial Logistics, South Africa.

On his part, Mr Ighodalo is a lawyer with over 35 years of experience and is a founding partner of Banwo & Ighodalo, a leading full-service law firm in Nigeria.

His core areas of practise are corporate finance, project finance, securities and capital markets, energy & natural resources, mergers & acquisitions and corporate governance.

 He is recognised as a leading figure in corporate Nigeria and sits on the Boards of reputable organisations including the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), which he chairs and Sterling Bank Plc, which he also chairs.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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