Cadbury Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Atedo Peterside as its Non-Executive Chairman.
According to a notice by the company, the appointment of Peterside, who is the Founder and Chairman of Stanbic IBTC Plc and Director in the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, takes effect from April 21, 2010.Mr. Peterside had his secondary school education at King’s College Lagos. He then obtained a B.Sc. degree in Economics from The City University, London and an M.Sc. (also in Economics) from The London School of Economics & Political Science.
His executive educational experience is wide and varied and includes the Owner/President Management Programme of the Harvard Business School.Mr. Peterside was the Chairman of the Committee on Corporate Governance of Public Companies in Nigeria, which crafted a Code of Best Practices for Public Companies operating in Nigeria.
The Code was published in October 2003.He is a Director of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and is also a member of the Private Sector Advisory Board set up by the World Bank to assist in setting up a Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) for Nigeria. Mr. Peterside, an Honorary Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Rivers State, also serves on several companies’ Boards as Chairman and or Non Executive Director.