DN Meyer appoints Bamidele Akinnola as MD

DN Meyer PLC has announced the appointment of Bamidele Akinnola as its new Managing Director.

In an email statement, DN Meyer said Bamidele Akinnola was appointed the Managing Director on October 1, 2016 and Mrs. Ifetola Fadeyibi was appointed the Company Secretary on November 8, 2016. Both appointments were approved by the Board of Directors on November 8, 2016.

According to his CV as disclosed by the company, Bamidele Tunde Akinnola started his career in 1995 with Cadbury Nigeria PLC. He spent about 15 years in Cadbury Nigeria Plc. His career in the multinational company offered him unique opportunities to acquire relevant experiences in General Business Management, Strategy Development & Execution, Manufacturing, Quality, Health, Safety & Risks, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Sales Operations and People Management. In 2007, he was appointed Manufacturing Manager in charge of the Confectionery Business unit.

He had a short stint as a consultant between October 2010 and December 2011 with Jetstar Consulting Ltd, Lagos a consulting firm providing Technical consulting services to a broad spectrum of clients across FMCG, Processing, Printing and Packaging businesses.

In February 2012, Mr. Bamidele Akinnola joined UAC Foods Limited as General Manager, Operations and in July 2012, he was appointed General Manager, Supply Chain in an expanded role that included Procurement, Manufacturing, Sales Operations, Logistics and Distribution.

Before joining Meyer Plc in October 2016 as Managing Director, he had a brief stint with Dansa Foods Limited as General Manager, Operations and later as acting Managing Director.

Mr. Bamidele Akinnola is a highly focused and result-driven individual with an unwavering passion for excellence. He has over 20 years’ experience across various industries. As a professional, he has achieved leadership roles in various areas of functional responsibilities in the corporate environment with track record of outstanding achievements.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Microbiology from the University of Lagos and a MBA degree in Operations Management. He also holds professional certificates in Supply Chain Management from Canada & the USA. He has attended various developmental programs both within and outside the Country.

He belongs to a number of Professional bodies including: Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA, Canada), Council of Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP, America) and Nigerian Institute of Food Science & Technology (NIFST). He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Logistics Management of Nigeria (ILMN).

According to her CV, Mrs. Ifetola Fadeyibi graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-lfe, Osun state with a second class upper degree in Law in 2000 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2002. She began her legal practice as an intern at the Law Firm of Chris Ogunbanjo & Co. in 2000. She joined the Law Firm of Jackson, Etti & Edu in 2002 under the National Youth Service Corp programme and rose to the position of an Associate in the Firm till May 2008.

Thereafter, she joined the Company Secretariat and Legal Department of Capital Express Assurance Ltd (a life insurance company) in July 2008 as an Assistant Manager. In 2012, she briefly worked in the law firm of Kola Awodein SAN & Co, and later became the Company Secretary of Afromedia Plc. in August 2012, where she worked before her appointment with Meyer Plc. as Company Secretary.

She has cognate experience of over 14 years in legal and company secretarial services. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN).

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