Berger Paints appoints Gbadebo, Umar as Directors

By Moses Uwagbale

Berger Paints Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs Ereomajuwa Gbadebo and Mrs Aisha Umar, as Independent Non-Executive Directors in a strategic move to boost the board with professionals.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Mr Ayokunle Ayoko, said that Gbadebo and Umar would be bringing on board, extensive real estate and legal experiences, respectively.

According to the statement, Gbadebo is a chartered architect and chartered surveyor with 34 years of international experience in strategic and executive management, project design, and on-site project and programme administration.

“Gbadebo has undertaken several courses on ethics, finance, law, and the role of Independent Non-Executive Directors as run by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK, the Institute of Directors, Nigeria and Women on Boards, UK.

“She holds an MBA from Henley Management College, UK, with an emphasis on strategic marketing, and financial and project management.

“Gbadebo possesses experience in the management and leadership of people, time and resources, plus the coordination of multi-disciplinary external teams of consultants, support staff and contractors.

“She served as the Chief Executive Officer of Broll Property Services Ltd., Nigeria (Broll NG), a subsidiary of Broll Property Services Group (Pty) South Africa, between June 2008 and Sept 2013. among others,” it said.

The statement also said that Umar is a legal practitioner, Notary Public and social entrepreneur with vast experience in the public sector, private sector and the academia.

It said: “She holds a Post in Global Business from Oxford University, and is currently a doctorate student at the University of West Scotland-Centre for Africa Research and Enterprise and Economic Development.

“Over the past 15 years, Aisha has provided legal and technical advisory services to the federal and state governments on various projects in the education, transportation, agriculture and water sectors.

“She also has a strong background in agribusiness consultancy and social entrepreneurship. She is the founder of Inara Foundation, a non-governmental organisation established to support communities affected by the conflict in North-East Nigeria.

“She is also the CEO of Inara Enterprises, an agribusiness company promoting trade and value addition of agricultural commodities,” it added.