Appointment: Guinness Nigeria appoints Yemisi Ayeni as a Non-Executive Director

Guinness Nigeria Plc, has announce the appointment of Mrs Yemisi Ayeni to its Board as a Non-Executive Director effective 1st September, 2018.

According to a statement released by the company, Mrs Ayeni will take the place of Prof Joe Irukwu SAN who retired from the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 28th August, 2018.

Mrs Ayeni is the immediate past Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Closed Fund Administrator Limited. A position she held for 10 years until her retirement in April 2015. She is a 1985 honors graduate of Accounting and Business Finance from the University of Manchester, UK: 1989 Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales.

Ayeni started her professional career with PriceWaterHouse, London in 1985 where she spent five years working her way through a wide variety of increasingly Senior Audit roles before moving to the firm’s Corporate Reconstruction and Insolvency team in 1990. She returned to Nigeria in 1991 as a senior manager in the Corporate Finance Team of PriceWaterHouse, Lagos.

In 1994, she joined Shell Nigeria and held a wide variety of roles during her 21 years at the company. In November 2004, she was appointed Finance Director, Shell Exploration & Production Company Ltd (SNEPCO), earning her the distinction of being the first Nigerian female to be appointed to the Board of a Shell company in Nigeria.

Until her retirement, Mrs Ayeni was a council member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the chair of the Exchange’s Demutualization and Technical Committees: Vice chairman, Pension Fund Operators’ Association and the chair of the Association’s Institute Committee. She is currently the chairperson of NASCON Allied Industries Plc and Non-Executive Director of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Ltd.

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