FBN Holdings appoints Seni Adetu, others as board members

FBN Holdings appoints Seni Adetu, others as board members

FBN Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of Seni Adetu, Juliet Anammah and Otu Hughes as new board members.

The new board members – Seni Adetu and Juliet Anammah were appointed as independent non-executive directors of FBN Holdings Plc. Otu Hughes was appointed as a non-executive director.

“These appointments are subject to the approval of Central Bank of Nigeria and the shareholders at the next Annual General Meeting of the Company,” it said in a statement.

Seni Adetu
Adetu is a former Managing Director/CEO Guinness Nigeria Plc, has 35 years of private sector experience garnered at the highest levels primarily with John Holt Plc, Coca-Cola International and Diageo (Guinness) Plc in various countries within and outside Africa.

He holds a first degree in Chemical Engineering and master’s in business administration (with specialization in Marketing), both from the University of Lagos.

Adetu was at various times Marketing Director, Coca-Cola Nigeria Ltd, Managing Director of Coca-Cola, and the first African Managing Director/CEO and Executive Vice Chairman of Guinness Ghana Plc. In 2009, Adetu was appointed Group Managing Director/CEO East African Breweries (EABL), the biggest company in East Africa, based in Kenya, during which time he was named Runner-up Forbes/CNBC CEO of the Year 2012 in East Africa.

He was subsequently appointed MD/CEO of Guinness Nigeria Plc and Executive Chairman Diageo Brands Nigeria thus, again becoming the first Nigerian in nearly 20 years to lead that company.

Adetu has had working stints in Hungary and the UK and has been exposed to various high profile leadership courses globally including at the prestigious Harvard Business School. He has served on the boards of various multinational companies in both Executive and Non executive capacity in Nigeria and abroad and was until recently an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Fidelity Bank Plc and Non-Executive Director at APT Pensions Ltd among others.

He is the Founder/Group CEO of Algorithm Media Limited and Ogilvy Nigeria Limited, two leading Marketing Communications agencies in Nigeria, in partnership with WPP, the world’s largest advertising and media agency network. He is a member of many reputable social clubs including the Metropolitan Club Lagos. He is also the immediate past National Vice President of the University of Lagos Alumni Association.

Juliet Anammah
Juliet Anammah is chairwoman Jumia Nigeria & Head of Institutional Affairs Jumia Group. Jumia is the largest eCommerce platform in Africa and the first African Tech start-up to be listed on the NYSE.She […]

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