**As Aiyesimoju Resumes as CEO By Dipo Olowookere
Mr Babatunde Kasali has been appointed as the new Chairman of UACN Property Development Company Plc.
This followed the resignation of Mr Larry Ettah as Chairman of the board of directors of the property firm listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Mr Ettah resigned from the board on July 23, 2018, which was accepted by his colleagues, who “expressed [their] deep appreciation for the leadership provided by Mr Ettah during his tenure.”
A statement signed by the Legal Adviser to the firm, Mrs Folake Kalaro, disclosed that apart from Mr Kasali, who was appointed as Chairman of the board, Mr Folasope Aiyesimoju now resumes as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Mrs Awuneba Ajumogobia as a Non-Executive Director. Also, Mrs Adeniun Taiwo assumes the role of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company.
All the appointments, according to the statement, take effect from August 6, 2018.
Mr Kasali graduated with B.Sc. (Hons) Economics degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. His work experience include Audit Senior, Ernst & Young (Chartered Accountants) United Kingdom, Assistant Internal Auditor, Amex Bank Plc, United Kingdom, and Principal Manager, Ernst & Young (Chartered Accountants) Nigeria. He was also Chief Inspector, Regional Director, Divisional Director and Regional Bank Head, Consumer and Commercial Banking Group, United Bank for Africa Plc respectively. He was a Non-Executive Director of UACN Property Development Company Plc before joining the Board of UAC of Nigeria Plc in March 2013. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of Wema Bank Plc.
Mr Aiyesimoju is a finance professional with experience spanning corporate finance, principal investing and private equity. He holds a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Estate Management from the University of Lagos, where he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Real estate development and finance, and earned the right to use the CFA designation in 2006.
He is the founder of Themis Capital Management, an investment firm focused on concentrating capital and talent on high-potential opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to founding Themis, he worked with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, a leading global investment firm; Standard Bank Group, where he led mergers and acquisitions in Nigeria; Ocean and Oil Holdings Limited and ARM Investment Managers. He is a co-founder and Non-Executive Director of Foodpro Limited and a Non-Executive Director of UAC of Nigeria Plc.
Mrs Ajumogobia is a fellow of the […]