Guinness Nigeria appoints Rotimi Odusola as new company Secretary

Guinness Nigeria announced on 29th January 2016, that it had appointed Mr. Rotimi Odusola as its new company Secretary, replacing Sesan Sobowale, who had been doubling as both the Secretary and Corporate Relations Director.

In a released statement to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the company said, Rotimi will guide and support the Board of Directors of Guinness Nigeria in ensuring compliance with legal and statutory requirements. He will also continue to provide strategic leadership to legal function ensuring delivery of excellent commercial and pragmatic legal support to the company.

The statement adds that Rotimi Odusola brings over 20 years of leadership experience in broad multi-functional roles in both corporate and regulatory affairs as well as commercial legal management.

Odusola started his professional career at the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode, where he rose to a Senior Associate position and was responsible for full legal advisory services to major clients across various industries.

Prior to assuming his current role at Guinness, Rotimi was a Senior Manager, Commercial Legal at MTN Nigeria, where he was responsible for providing proactive legal advice and support to the various units of the multinational telecommunication business in Nigeria.

Rotimi Odusola, will replace 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.

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