The Board Members are charged with the management of the Company. The responsibilities include the policy and business progress within the Company.

Board of Directors 13 Mr. Jacobs Moyo Ajekigbe, OFR
Position Chairman
Appointed 29 April 2010
Nationality Nigerian
Mr Ajekigbe is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC. He joined the board of the Company as a Non-Executive Director on 25 November 2009, and was appointed Chairman of the Board on 29 April, 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan; an MBA degree from the University of Lagos; and an MA degree in Global Affairs from the University of Buckingham, UK. He has also attended a number of post experience courses in Nigeria and overseas.

Mr Ajekigbe, formerly Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Plc, also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Keystone Bank Limited. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of FBN (Merchant Bankers) Ltd and Kakawa Discount House Ltd. He was a member of the Board of First Pensions Custodian Limited, FBN Bank (UK) Ltd, V-Networks Nigeria Ltd ( now Airtel) and Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc.

He currently serves on the boards of some not-for-profit organisations; and he is a member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Directors Nigeria where he also serves as Chairman of the Director Development Committee. He is the Chairman of the Board of Opticom Leasing Company Ltd, and a member of the Board of Nycil Limited. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

 

Board of Directors 14 Mr. Ben Langat 
Position Managing Director
Appointed 13 March 2017
Nationality Kenyan
Mr. Bernard Cheruiyot Langat is the Managing Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC. He joined the Board as Managing Director on 13th March 2017. He has over 26 years’ experience acquired through working in leading multinationals Unilever and Coca Cola before his current position.

His last position was the Managing Director, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company. He has extensive experience across African Markets having held various senior management positions in Kenya, Malawi, Ghana and Nigeria where he has consistently led businesses to accelerate performance and build long term growth strategies.

He is a past Vice President of the Association of Foods Beverage and Tobacco employers of Nigeria (AFBTE) and an active member of the Nigerian Employers Consultative Association (NECA) among other industry positions.

Mr. Langat holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Nairobi, Master of Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School – Heriot Watt University Scotland UK, and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya CPA (K). He is a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program AMP191, Boston USA, and senior leadership programs at IMD Lausanne Switzerland and the London Business school.

 

Board of Directors 15 Rev. Isaac Adefemi Agoye 
Non-Executive Director 
Appointed: 1 January 2011
Nationality: Nigerian
Rev. Isaac Ade Agoye is a Non-Executive Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC. He joined the Board of the Company as Finance Director in 1996. He later served as the Corporate Affairs Director /Deputy Managing Director of the Company from 2005 -2010.Rev. Agoye was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2011.

Rev. Agoye is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and has attended several management training institutions including, IMD Lausanne Switzerland, Lagos Business School and International Graduate School of Management (IESE), Barcelona.

He is also an associate member of the Institute of Directors. He is a former Board Member of the National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria and a former Vice President (Lagos Zone) of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN).He is the Honourable National Treasurer of the association.

He is the General Overseer of The New Life Miracle Church.

 

Board of Directors 16 Mrs. Oyinkan Ade-Ajayi
Position Non-Executive Director
Appointed 23 November 2006
Nationality Nigerian
Mrs. Oyinkan Ade-Ajayi is a Non-Executive Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC. She joined the Board of the Company as a Non-Executive Director on 23 November 2006.

Mrs. Ade-Ajayi’s work experience straddles both the world of education, publishing and marketing. A graduate of Cambridge University (B.Ed Hons) and London Business School (MBA). She has extensive experience in Strategy and Consumer Brands marketing, which she acquired whilst working with international organizations including Unwin Hyman Publishers, SmithKline Beecham in London and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, amongst others

 

Board of Directors 18 Engineer Mustafa Bello
Position Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed 1 March 2016
Nationality Nigerian
Engr. Mustafa Bello is a Non-Executive Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC. He joined the Board of the Company as a Non- Executive Director on 1 March 2016.

Engr. Bello has extensive experience in both the public and private sector having served in various capacities in both sectors. He served as the Minister of Commerce of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 1999- 2003, a Member of the National Council for Revitalization of the Nigerian economy, 1999-2003, Member of the Economic Management Team (EMT) of President Olusegun Obasanjo, 2003-2007, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Investments Promotion Commission (NIPC) from 2003-2014. He also served on the board of ESKOM, the Electricity Corporation of South Africa from 2004- 2008.

He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1978). He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and registered member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC. from November 2007 to April 2008.

Engr. Bello was in December 2017 appointed to the Board of Zenith Bank Plc as a Non-Executive Director.

 

Board of Directors 19 Mr. Peter Eshikena
Position Non- Executive Director
Appointed 1 January 2015
Nationality Nigerian
Mr. Peter Eshikena is a Non-Executive Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC. He joined the services of the Company in 1985 as Shift Production Manager and rose through the ranks to become the Sales Manager in 2007. He was appointed to the Board of the Company as Sales Director/Deputy Managing Director on 1 January 2011 and was appointed as Managing Director on 1 September 2012 and later as a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2015.

Mr. Eshikena is immediate past Managing Director of FrieslandCampina, Africa. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Yaba College of Technology, an MBA degree from University of Navarra Spain and also attended Lagos Business School and High Performance Leadership training at IMD, Lausanne Switzerland, among several other developmental courses.

Board of Directors 20 Mr. Roel Van Neerbos
Position Non- Executive Director
Appointed 1 January 2017
Nationality Dutch
Mr. Roel van Neerbos is a Non-Executive Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC. He joined the Board of the Company as a Non- Executive Director on 1 January, 2017.

Mr. Roel van Neerbos is the President of FrieslandCampina Consumer Dairy.

Prior to this appointment he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Maxeda Diy Retail Group. Before that he worked for Heinz as President Continental Europe and Global Ketchup. He worked with Mattel as Vice President Iberia EEMEA and Latin America. He was Marketing Director, Procter & Gamble, General Manager, Vice President Morocco & Babycare, Middle East/Africa. He served as Marketing Manager Pampers & Always, Punica, Holland, Brand Manager Dreft &Pampers, Holland.

Mr. Roel van Neerbos studied Business Administration and obtained a Master’s Degree from Groningen University in The Netherlands.

Board of Directors 21 Mr. Robert Steetskamp
Position Non- Executive Director
Appointed 1 September 2012
Nationality Dutch
Mr. Robert Steetskamp is a Non-Executive Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 September 2012.

He began his career working in various capacities within key multinationals as Procter & Gamble, GSK and later Henkel in Europe.

He joined FrieslandCampina in 1994 as General Director. In 2000, he became the Director Strategic Business Development (Corporate, HQ) and in 2005, he became the Managing Director of FrieslandCampina Russia/CIS and in 2009 became the Managing Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC.

Mr. Steetskamp is currently the Chairman, Netherlands Agro, Food & Technology Centre. He is an astute leader who has continued to raise the bars and standards of FrieslandCampina.

He holds a degree in Economics from HES Amsterdam (Academy for Economic Studies), subsequently followed various business courses amongst which Advanced Marketing from Harvard University and the Leadership Program at IMD Lausanne, Switzerland.

He has been recently delegated to the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands to internationally lead the Agric. & Food top sector.

Board of Directors 22 Mrs. Oreoluwa Famurewa
Position Executive Director
Appointed 2 September 2019
Nationality Nigerian
Mrs. Oreoluwa Famurewa was appointed on the 2nd September 2019 as an Executive Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC.

She is a seasoned professional vastly experienced in Government Relations, Public and Regulatory Affairs and Communication with proven track record spanning over 23 years within the organisation.

Mrs. Famurewa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Lagos and MBAs in Marketing and Corporate Governance from Lagos State University and National Open University of Nigeria respectively. She is a member of key professional bodies including the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Institute of Directors (IOD), National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) and Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN). She is an Associate member of Women in Management, Business & Public Services (WIMBIZ) and a Fellow of the WIMBOARD Institute, a WIMBIZ/IE University, Madrid Executive Education Programme for Women on Boards. She has attended several leadership courses in Nigeria and abroad at the Lagos Business School, IMD, Switzerland and IE Business School, Madrid.

Mrs. Famurewa is a passionate business leader and a respectable woman of integrity who has pioneered several successful key projects in her career. She is listed in the Women World Compendium of 2002 as a prominent Nigerian woman and has won awards including Outstanding Female Corporate Communications Professional of the year in the FMCG category at the Women in Marketing and Communications Conference and Award (WIMCA) 2019.

Board of Directors 24 Mr. Marc Galjaard
Position Executive Director
Appointed 15 September 2020
Nationality Dutch
Mr. Marc Galjaard is the Finance Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC. He joined the Board as Finance Director on 15th September 2020..

Mr. Marc Galjaard holds a Master of Science Degree in Accounting & Auditing from the Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands and is a Certified Public Accountant of the Netherlands (RA). He is a Member of the Royal Professional Association of Accountants in the Netherlands (NBA).

Mr. Marc Galjaard has over 25 years of extensive experience in finance, which he acquired working for and with multinational companies.
He joined FrieslandCampina in 2012 as Director Corporate Accounting & Reporting in the Netherlands and subsequently held finance roles as Finance Director FrieslandCampina in Hungary, as Director EMEA Financial Shared Service Centre in Budapest where he was in charge of the set-up of the centre and roll-out in the EMEA region and most recently as Finance Director FrieslandCampina in Germany, where he co-led transformation of the commercial function.

Prior to joining FrieslandCampina, Marc held various management positions at KPMG of which Director of Audit at KPMG Corporate Clients in the Netherlands and as Audit Manager at KPMG London in the United Kingdom, in which capacity he worked for and with leading (listed) companies in the FMCG, Electronics and Finance industries in an international context.

Mr. Marc Galjaard has attended various developmental business courses among which management development programs, professional qualification related courses and leadership training at IMD Lausanne, Switzerland.