VFD Group Appoints Saleh, Okekearu to Board as Directors

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By Aduragbemi Omiyale

Two new independent non-executive directors have been appointed to the board of a sector-agnostic proprietary investment company, VFD Group Plc.

The firm, which publicly trades its stocks on the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited, confirmed this development in a statement.

The appointees joining the board comprising highly respected professionals are Ms Rashida Saleh and Ms Nneka Okekearu.

The statement disclosed that the appointments became effective on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, though subject to shareholder approval at the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the organisation.

VFD Group, which said the addition of the duo underscores its commitment to enhancing corporate governance and consolidating its strategic direction, stressed that it looks forward to a bright future with the valuable thoughts and leadership of both new directors.

According to the statement, their appointments will strengthen the organisation’s ability to succeed in today’s complex business environment.

“We are delighted to have Ms Rashida Saleh and Ms Nneka Okekearu join the board,” the chief executive of VFD Group, Mr Nonso Okpala, said.

“Both Rashida and Nneka have impressive track records of success, and we are confident that their insights and guidance will be invaluable to our company as we continue to grow and expand,” he added.

Ms Saleh has over 25 years of experience as a human resources, treasury, and contract management professional, 15 of which were spent in senior management roles in financial and oil and gas services, treasury management, contract management, human resource management, strategic planning, operations, and change management are among her primary competencies.

On her part, Ms Okekearu is a well-known creative and energetic leader who has demonstrated success in managing catalytic programs on financial inclusion, company development, highly complicated client interactions, and audits. She has almost two decades of experience in the creation and administration of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

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