Lafarge Appoints Bayet As New CFO
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Lafarge Africa Plc has announced the appointment of a Belgian, Mr Bruno Bayet, as its new Chief Financial Officer.
A statement issued by the company’s secretary, Ms Uzoma Uja, disclosed that Mr Bayet’s appointment took effect from Saturday, October 1, 2016.
She explained in the statement that Mr Bayet, who over 16 years’ experience in Materials and Construction Industry, was appointed for the position after the Board of Directors of Lafarge “duly accepted the resignation of Mr Anders Kristiansson as the Chief Financial Officer of the company effective September 30, 2016.”
Ms Uja disclosed further that, “Following the vacancy of the position of Chief Financial Officer, the Board approved the appointment of Mr Bruno Bayet as the Chief Financial Officer of the company effective October 1, 2016.”
Mr Bayet holds a Business Engineer degree from Universite Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium and studied in Georgetown University for his MBA programme.
He is a specialist in Financial Risks Management.
Mr Bayet, who joined Lafarge in 2014, was manager in Corporate Finance with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1998 to 2005.
He later joined Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, a Belgian Holding Company, from 2005 to 2011 in the Investments team as Senior Analyst.
From 2011 to 2013, Mr Bayet was an Executive Committee Member and Chief Financial Officer of Enterprise Generale Malta Forrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In December 2013, he was appointed Director of AshakaCem Plc, heading the Expansion and the Power Project in Ashaka and combined the role of CFO of AshakaCem Plc since September 2014.
In April 2016, Bruno was nominated as Strategy Director for Lafarge in Nigeria.
Aviation Minister Appoints Arise TV’s Amaka Udeh-Walker as GM NAMA
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
One of Arise TV’s correspondents, Mrs Amaka Udeh-Walker, has been appointed as General Manager for Public Affairs of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).
The broadcast journalist was appointed for the position by the Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Siriki, according to a statement from the Ministry of Aviation.
She is one of those chosen by the Minister to lead some agencies in the sector as part of its reorganisation for efficiency.
Amaka Udeh Walker is a news anchor on Arise TV and was once the Head of Programmes at Hot 98.3 FM, where she oversaw the affairs of the Programs Department and Presenters.
She joined Arise TV in 2018 and has risen to be one of its top members of staff.
At NAMA, she will work directly with the Director General/CEO, Mr Tayib Odunowo.
Buhari Appoints Madein as New Accountant-General
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Mrs Oluwatoyin Sakirat Madein has been appointed as the new and substantive Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF).
She is replacing the former occupier of the seat, Mr Idris Ahmed, who was suspended over allegations of corruption and embezzlement of public funds.
A statement signed by the Director of Communications in the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi Ahmed, disclosed that the appointment of the new AGF is with effect from Thursday, May 18, 2023.
According to the statement, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Folasade Yemi-Esan, confirmed the appointment of Mrs Madein.
This followed the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Prior to her appointment, Mr Sylva Okolieboh had been acting as the Accountant-General of the Federation.
Aspiring Professionals Get Latest Work Trends at Interswitch Career Fair
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
It was an exciting moment for aspiring professionals at the 2023 Interswitch Career Fair last Saturday at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos.
Participants were equipped with the latest trends in the industry, as they learned from experts on the panel, who discussed various topics relating to career development and growth.
Some of them included Franklin Ali, Chief Human Resources Officer, Interswitch Nigeria; Akeem Lawal, MD, Interswitch Payment Processing and Switching (Interswitch Purepay); Damilola Olokesusi, Co-Founder/CEO Shuttlers; Halima Usman, Divisional Head, Core Operations, Interswitch; Adaobi Okerekeocha, Chief Innovation Officer, Interswitch; Ivie Temitayo-Ibitoye, Head of Employee Relations, Sahara Group and Sikemi Tayo, CEO, Kit for Professionals.
They explored trends around relevant subject matters such as navigating the Nigerian job market, career acceleration in today’s digital age, innovation in the workplace and navigating the world of tech as a woman.
During the job fair segment, attendees were given the opportunity to interact with company representatives stationed at the various booths set up to satisfy their career curiosities and employment potentials at The Switch.
Speaking about the event, which was themed The Future of Work, Franklin Ali explained Interswitch’s commitment to supporting Nigeria’s expanding workforce by empowering them through initiatives such as the Career Fair.
He stated that the Interswitch Career Fair 2.0 was a great success and a significant milestone for them at Interswitch.
“We are committed to empowering talented young people in Nigeria, and this event was an opportunity for us to equip aspiring professionals with the latest work trends and point them towards the right opportunities,” he added.
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