Monday, December 08, 2014 11.40AM/NSE
Nigerian Breweries Plc notified The Nigerian Stock Exchange of the appointment of Mrs. Ndidi O. Nwuneli (MFR). Mrs. Nwuneli graduated from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania at 20 and got her MBA at 23 from the Harvard Business School. Following her early years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, Ndidi returned to Nigeria to fulfil her passion of promoting entrepreneurship and leadership development.
She served as the pioneer executive director of the FATE Foundation from 2000, and then established LEAP Africa and NIA in 2002 and 2003 respectively. NIA empowers female university students to achieve their highest potential in life while LEAP Africa provides leadership, ethics and management training and coaching for youth, business owners, social entrepreneurs and the public sector. LEAP also conducts leadership research and has published numerous books including: Defying the Odds:
Case Studies of Nigerian Companies that have Survived Generations, A Toolkit for Business Leadership, Get on Board:
A practical guide to building High-impact Boards of Directors, Rage for Change: A Practical Guide for Young Nigerians who Desire to Make a Difference and Building a Culture of Ethics: A Practical Guide for Leaders in the African Public, Private and Non-Profit Sectors.
Ndidi is also the managing partner of the African Alliance for Capital Expansion (AACE) and has provided policy, start-up and advisory services to the World Bank, IFC, DFID, Ford Foundation, Oxfam International, UCAD, and the Center for Middle East Competitive Strategy, the Nigerian Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Youth Development.
Ndidi has received numerous honors and awards. In 2003 she was recognized as a Global Leader of Tomorrow and Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Ndidi was recognized as the Young Manager of the Year 2005 by THISDAY Newspapers. She has also received a National Honor, Member of the Federal Republic, from the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and an Excellence Award from the Africa Business Club at Harvard Business School in 2007.