Lafarge Africa Appoints Akinyemi Chief Financial Officer

October 30, 2019
Lafarge Africa Appoints Akinyemi Chief Financial Officer

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Mr Lolu Alade Akinyemi has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Lafarge Africa Plc. A statement from the company said the appointment is effective November 1, 2019.

The new CFO is a certified accountant and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Edinburgh Business School, Scotland, UK, a BA (Hons) in Economics from Essex University, UK and a Project Management Certification, Prince2, UK.

He was the Financial Accountant between 1996 and 1997, an Assistant Budget and Planning Manager (1997-2000) at Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited.

He was the Finance Manager (Group Office), Cocoa-Cola, Europe, Eurasia & Middle East Group, London (2001-2005), Finance Manager (Africa Group), Coca Cola Africa, Windsor, UK (2005-2007), Head of Business Development, Strategy, New Business (2007-2009) and Head of Supply Chain & Operations, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Accra-Ghana (2009-2010).

Prior to joining Lafarge in 2014, he was the Finance Director at PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc from 2010 to 2014. He was appointed as the Finance Director of Lafarge Africa Plc from 2014 to 2016.

Mr Akinyemi has over 20 years work experience in the manufacturing industry and is currently the Supply Chain Director for Lafarge Africa Plc.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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