Board of Directors
The Board Members are charged with the management of the Company. The responsibilities include the policy and business progress within the Company.
|Mr. Jacobs Moyo Ajekigbe, OFR
Appointed 29 April 2010
|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.
|Mr. Ben Langat
Position Managing Director
Appointed 13 March 2017
|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.
|Rev. Isaac Adefemi Agoye
Appointed: 1 January 2011
|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.
|Mrs. Oyinkan Ade-Ajayi
Position Non-Executive Director
Appointed 23 November 2006
|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
|Engineer Mustafa Bello
Position Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed 1 March 2016
|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.
|Mr. Peter Eshikena
Position Non- Executive Director
Appointed 1 January 2015
|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.