NAHCO Appoints 2 Directors, One Chief Financial Officer

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The board of directors of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO Aviance) has approved the appointment of three persons as part of efforts to take the company to the next level.

A statement from the firm disclosed two persons were appointed to join the board as directors, while the other is for the post of the Chief Financial Officer.

In the statement, it was disclosed that Mrs Abimbola Adunola Adebakin is joining the company’s board as an independent non-executive director with effect from April 26, 2019, while Prince Saheed Lasisi has been chosen as the Executive Director in charge of Business Development and Commercial from May 1, 2019.

Lastly, Mr Adeoye Emiloju is the new Chief Financial Officer of NAHCO with effect from Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Profiles of the new appointees showed that Mrs Abimbola Adunola Adebakin has over 29 years of professional experience spanning Stockbroking, Banking, Management Consulting and Training.

She is a versatile trainer and proficient management consultant who has led consulting teams across a broad spectrum of assignments including strategy development, human resources management, organizational development and change management.

She has developed and delivered many training topics covering strategic management, management and leadership development, corporate governance, entrepreneurship and workplace productivity.

She is a certified IFC trainer on Corporate Governance and Entrepreneurship and also certified by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to train microfinance bank operators.

Mrs Adebakin left as head of FITC Consulting to set up EPS Performance Improvement Limited, a firm focused on partnering with businesses and individuals to improve their performance. She also manages a business incubation centre where she offers business coaching and advisory services to start-ups and small businesses.

She graduated from the University of Benin with a Second Class Upper in Biochemistry. She has a Master’s degree from the University of Ibadan and MBA from the University of Lagos. She is a member of the Learning and Development Network in Nigeria where she serves as the national Treasurer and also a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) in USA.

She is passionate about working with teenagers and young people to guide them in attaining their potentials. She serves on the Board of Solid Foundation Ministry and also on the Board of 3C Connect Limited.

For Prince Saheed Lasisi, he is an Alumnus of the prestigious University of Lagos, where he graduated with second class honour, (upper division) in Accounting and obtained his Masters of Science Degree also in Accounting from the same Institution. He is a Fellow of the Institute Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. His 17 years work experience spans a broad spectrum of the Nigerian economy.

He was the Group General Manager; Business Development & Strategic Planning in SIFAX Group (a Multinational company into Maritime, Aviation Ground Handling, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas, Marine Services, Hospitality and Bonded Terminals Cargo Services). He has been in investment banking, internal and external audit, management consultancy insurance, corporate finance, supply chain management, capital market and private equity, aviation and maritime.

He had worked in Perpetual Assurance Company Ltd (now part Of Standard Alliance Insurance Plc) as Financial Controller, Truebond Investments and Capital Limited as Group Head, Internal Control. He served as a director in various quoted and unquoted companies among which are; Nigerian Wire and Cable Plc, Guardian Health Care Ltd, Truebond Capital and Asset Management Ltd, Truebond Microfinance Bank Limited, Western Properties and Leisure Ltd, Golden Tophedge Investments Ltd among others.

He was a member of the Transition Management Team of Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) in charge of Finance, Internal audit, Admin& Procurement when the Federal Government of Nigeria handed off SAHCOL to the new investor, SIFAX Group in December, 2009. He is actively involved in various educational and training programmes and has facilitated many seminars and trainings both in Nigeria and Europe, the latest of which is; Bank Risk Analysis for Regulators in United Kingdom and Nigeria.

On his part, Mr Adeoye Emiloju is a finance professional with diverse experience spanning over 32 years in Accounting and Finance management. He worked with LM Ericsson (Nigeria) Limited and Globe Reinsurance Plc before joining the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) in 1993.

He held progressive leadership positions with the Company across multiple Finance and business functions at different times as Business Accountant, Head of Payroll, Senior Business Analyst, Chief Accountant, Business Finance Manager, and Finance Liaison Manager interfacing with both internal and external stakeholders including partners and government agencies.

Mr Emiloju obtained his HND in Accountancy from Lagos State Polytechnic in 1987 and he is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He has attended various local and foreign courses in SAP, Risk & Insurance, Strategy, Commercial Contract Management, Cost Management, Personal & Business Leadership Development, among others. He is an alumnus of IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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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