Jadesimi, Sofowora Join FCMB Board
By Dipo Olowookere
Mr Oladipupo Jadesimi and Mrs Olapeju Sofowora have been appointed into the board of directors of FCMB Group Plc.
They were appointed as Non-Executive Directors following approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
A statement issued by the group disclosed that the two newly appointed directors are individuals with enviable achievement records in their respective fields.
They bring on board high level competencies and experience, which will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the Board and the FCMB Group as a whole.
Mr Ladi Jadesimi has an Oxford M.A. (Honours) in Law and was a jurisprudence scholar at the University of Oxford from 1963 to 1966.
He was a senior with Coopers and Lybrand Lagos from 1966 to 1970, before moving to Nigerian Acceptances (later NAL Plc) as General Manager, Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, a role he occupied from 1971 t0 72, with responsibility for most of the initial IPOs that were listed on the nascent Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Over the years, Mr Jadesimi has run several businesses in the Energy, Finance and Real Estate sectors. He is the Founder and Chairman of Ladol Group, the largest indigenous Free Zone Industrial Park, which hosts a variety of high value industrial free zone enterprises.
He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Niger Delta Exploration and Production Plc, one of the largest indigenous integrated oil and gas producing companies.
On her part, Mrs Olapeju Sofowora is a fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
She holds a Treasurers Dealership Certificate jointly issued by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and Money Market Association of Nigeria (MMAN) and is also a certified Information Systems Auditor.
The Founding Partner of Abax-Oosa Professionals, a firm of Chartered Accountants, Mrs Sofowora has several years of professional work experience which cuts across Banking, Human Resources Consultancy, Tax Advisory, Finance and Accounting.