Monday, February 01, 2016 05:03 PM / NSE
I am delighted to inform you that the Board of Directors of Guinness Nigeria at its meeting of 29th January, 2016 approved the appointment of Mr. Rotimi Odusola as Company Secretary effectively.
In his role as Company Secretory, Rotimi will guide and support the Board of Directors Guinness Nigeria in ensuring compliance with legal and statutory requirements. He will also continue to provide strategic leadership to league function ensuring delivery of the excellent commercial and pragmatic legal support to the company. Odusola brings to this role about two decades of leadership experience in board multi-functional roles spanning corporate and regulatory affairs as well as commercial legal management.
Rotimi Odusola, who joined Guinness Nigeria as Legal Director in 2014, was formerly a Senior Manager, Commercial Legal in MTN Nigeria Communications Limited.
At MTN Nigeria, he was responsible for providing proactive legal advice and support to the various units of the multinational telecommunications business in Nigeria.
Prior to joining MTN Nigeria, Rotimi was senior Associate at one of Nigeria’s leading commercial law firms, Aluko & Oyebode, where he was responsible for full legal advisory services to major clients across various industries that include manufacturing, tobacco, agro-allied and food processing, oil and gas, telecommunications, aviation and banking.
Rotimi Odusola, replaced Sesan Sobowale, who held the position since 2006 and, in the last five years, combined this with his role as Corporate Relations Director of the Company. Sobowale, will, now concentrate on his core responsibilities of managing the Company’s external relationships with government, media, communities and other stakeholders.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Guinness Nigeria Plc., I would like to request for the support and co-operation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange to Mr. Odusola as he assumes his new position.