March 21, 2019
Lagos (INVESTADVOCATE)-Food and beverge producer, Cadbury Nigeria Plc on Thursday appointed Oyeyimika Adeboye as managing director and Ogaga Ologe as finance director, effective April 01, 2019.
A statement from the company and made available to InvestAdvocate said Adeboye takes over from Amir Shamsi, who moves on to a new role within Mondelēz International, the parent company of Cadbury Nigeria.
According to Cadbury, during Shamsi’s tenure as managing director, he made invaluable contribution to the turnaround of the business, and drove Cadbury’s growth agenda with respect to top-line, bottom-line, and talent.
Adeboye’s appointment makes her the first woman to be appointed managing director since the establishment of Cadbury Nigeria over five decades ago. a chartered accountant, she joined the board of Cadbury in November 2008, as finance and strategy director, West Africa.
“Mrs. Adeboye’s appointment attests to the Company’s commitment to promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusion,” Cadbury said.
According to the food and beverage producer, prior to joining Cadbury Nigeria, Adeboye was the director of finance and chief financial officer of Nigerian Bottling Company Plc. She previously worked for the erstwhile Accounting and Tax Practice of Arthur Andersen & Co as well as the United Kingdom Accounting practice of Midgley Snelling & Co., Chartered Accountants.
She has an impressive track record in finance, strategy and business administration both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Nigeria. Adeboye has a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Economics and Social Studies from the University College Cardiff, Wales and executive management education certification from the Institute of Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland.
On his part, Ologe, who is the company’s financial controller, succeeds Adeboye, he joined Cadbury Nigeria in 2012, from KPMG Professional Services where he led the audit of the financial statements for many multinationals. He holds a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Physics from Delta State University, Abraka. He is a qualified chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Nigeria (ICAN).