Berger Paints get two directors


Joseph Olaoluwa

 Berger Paints Nigeria Plc has approved the appointments of Mrs Ereomajuwa Gbadebo and Mrs Aisha Umar as independent non-executive directors.

In a regulatory filing by the firm at the Nigerian Stock Exchange, it said both appointments were vetted at a meeting of its Board of Directors which held on January 27, 2021.

The paint firm said Gbadebo and Umar would be bringing on board extensive real estate and legal experience respectively in their new roles.

Gbadebo is a chartered architect and chartered surveyor with 34 years of international experience in strategic and executive management, project design, and onsite project and programme administration, in both the construction and real estate industry.

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She had undertaken several courses on ethics, finance, law, the company said.

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

According to the statement, Gbadebo possesses experience in the management and leadership of people, time and resources as well as the coordination of multi-disciplinary external teams of consultants, support staff and contractors.

She served as the Chief Executive Officer of Broll Property Services Limited, Nigeria (Broll NG), a subsidiary of Broll Property Services Group (Pty) South Africa, between June 2008 and Sept 2013.

She also served as Executive Director of Propose, Design and Implement Limited, a boutique real estate consultancy and advisory firm, between October 2013 and January 2015.

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Thereafter, she served as Managing Director of Alpha Mead Real Estate Partners Limited – a strategic business unit of Alpha Mead Group (formerly Cluttons International Limited– the Nigerian subsidiary of Cluttons LLP, United Kingdom), between January 2015 and January 2020.

She is currently the Managing Director of Propose, Design and Implement Limited.

On the other hand, Umar is a legal practitioner, notary public and social entrepreneur with vast work experience in both the public and private sectors and in the academia.

She holds a postgraduate diploma 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.

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Over the past 15 years, Umar has provided legal and technical advisory services to the Federal and State governments on various projects in the education, transportation, agriculture and water sectors, some of which have been funded by international development agencies including the Department for International Development and the World Bank.

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