chairman

Mr Dan Owor Agbor
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Daniel Owor Agbor, 57 Mr. Agbor is the Managing Partner of the law firm of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie with responsibility for managing the law firm, and with continuing responsibility for leading the firm’s mergers and acquisitions and private equity practices. He brings to the Board a wealth of experience from his distinguished careers in banking and legal practice.

He holds a B.Sc. degree in Political Science and an M.PA (Masters in Public Administration), both from the University of Calabar. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree of the University of Benin and was called to the Bar in 1986 after passing the Bar Examinations of the Nigerian Law School. He is a member of both the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association. Prior to joining Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie in 1990, he held various positions in Nigeria International Bank Limited (now Citibank Nigeria Limited), where he worked in the Corporate Finance Unit and in Gulf Bank of Nigeria Limited, where he was Company Secretary/Legal Adviser. He is on the Board of Directors of several companies including being the Non-Executive Chairman of FSDH Securities Limited, a Non-Executive Director of FSDH Merchant Bank Limited, Pensions Alliance Limited and Swift Network Services Limited respectively, and an alternate director of Nigerite Limited.

He has attended several training programmes within and outside Nigeria including Euromoney Training Programme on effective Risk Management Oversight for Board Members & Executives, a Jeff & O’Brien facilitated Training Programme on Enterprise Wide Risk Management for Board Directors, IFRS Partner Training on “IFRS Readiness for Boards and Audit Committees”, a Business Education Examinations Council Programme for Board Chairmen, Chief Executives, Directors and Board Secretaries Programme, Euromoney Training Programme on Private Equity & Venture Capital and Arthur Andersen & Co Basic Accounting Course.
Mr Agbor joined the Board of UAC of Nigeria PLC in November 2015. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

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Mr. L. E. Ettah
Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ettah is the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He started his career as a Management Trainee in UAC of Nigeria PLC in 1988. He has held several Senior Management positions in UAC of Nigeria PLC and was appointed an Executive Director of UAC of Nigeria PLC in 2004. He became the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UAC of Nigeria PLC on 1st January, 2007.

He holds a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Chemistry (1985) and an MBA (1988) both from University of Benin. A graduate of the renowned Executive Programme of Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, he has also attended Executive Education Programmes of Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Harvard Business School, USA, SAID Business School, Oxford University UK, and IMD Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the President of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA).

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Mr. J.I.D. Dada
Executive Director

 

Mr. Dada graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics. He holds a Masters of Science Degree in Marketing Management from the University of Lagos. He is a Member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). He is an alumnus of the famous Kellogg School of Management, North Western University, Illinois, USA. He joined UAC of Nigeria PLC as a Management Trainee in September 1983.

He worked with the then A.J Seward division of UAC, in UAC Export and subsequently UAC Foods where he was Divisional Ice Cream Director, Divisional Frozen Foods Director respectively. In December 1999, Mr. Dada was appointed as the Managing Director of Grand Cereals Limited, a subsidiary of UAC, a position he held until his elevation to the Board in January 2010 as Executive Director, Corporate Services with responsibility for Human Resources, Marketing and Strategy

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Mr. A. A. Bello
Executive Director

 

Mr. Bello is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He has attended leadership programmes at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business School and IMD Switzerland. He is an alumnus of Oxford University’s Advanced Management and Leadership Programme.

Mr. Bello has worked variously as Chief Accountant, Inlaks PLC, Chief Accountant and Financial Controller, Grand Cereals Limited, Senior Group Accountant, UAC of Nigeria PLC, Finance Director and Company Secretary and later Managing Director of CAP PLC. He was the Managing Director of UPDC PLC from November 2007 until his elevation to the Board of UAC as Chief Financial Officer in January 2010.

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Mrs. A. Ajumogobia
Non- Executive Director

 

Mrs. Ajumogobia is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria with over twentyfive (25) years’ experience in external audit, accounting, finance and marketing. She graduated from University of Ibadan with a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Economics and acquired broad professional experience in audit, taxation and consultancy across several industries at the audit firms of Peat Marwick and Deloitte. She later joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where she worked for thirteen (13) years.

Mrs. Ajumogobia currently serves as Executive Director of Multistream Energy Limited, she is on the advisory board of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL) and the board of trustees of Youth Business Initiative. Mrs. Ajumogobia who joined UAC of Nigeria PLC Board in July 2009 is a member of the Statutory Audit Committee as well as the Chairperson of the Risk Management Committee and continues her professional development at leading global academic institutions.

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Engr Mbonu
Non- Executive Director

 

Engr. Mbonu is a Partner of Execution Edge Limited. He holds a first-class honors (B.Sc.) and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK. He is a COREN registered Engineer, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FNIMechE) and a Fellow of the Sierra Leone Institute of Engineers (FSLIE).

He started his career as an Engineer with Nigerian Breweries PLC in 1982 and after holding several engineering positions, was appointed the Engineering Manager of the company in 1990. The first Nigerian to be so appointed. In 1996, he was seconded by Nigerian Breweries PLC to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) on contract. After the contract with SPDC, he returned to Nigerian Breweries PLC and was elevated to the Board of Nigerian Breweries PLC as the company’s Human Resource Director (HRD) in November, 1999.

He was later appointed the Customer Service Director (CSD) in November, 2001. In March, 2005, he was posted to Heineken International and then to Sierra Leone Brewery Limited, Freetown as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Upon retirement from the services of Heineken International/Nigerian Breweries in August, 2009, he joined the services of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Nigeria Limited as a Director in their Advisory Line of Service. He joined Execution Edge Limited in July 2014 as one of the founding Partners.

He was appointed the Non-Executive Chairman of Cutix PLC, Nigeria in October 21st, 2016. He joined the Board of UAC in November 2015 as a Non-Executive Director.

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Dr Umaru Alka
Non- Executive Director

 

Dr. Alka, an expert in environmental pollution and conservation had his secondary education at the prestigious King’s College, Lagos. He thereafter attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from where he earned a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering and M.Eng. in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.

He obtained a Ph.D. in Environmental Control Engineering from Newcastle Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom. He has acquired deep experience in his specialty from working with the Bauchi State Water Board from 1976 to 1985 and the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (formerly Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria) from 1985 to 1987. From 1987 to date he has run his own Environmental and Water resources Engineering outfit, Alka-Chem Limited. He had also at various times served on the Boards of the Federal Housing Authority, Bauchi State Water Board, Lake Chad Research institute and as an Adviser to the Bauchi State Government on Environmental, Industrialization and Water resources Development.

He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, Institution of Water Pollution Control (UK) and the Institute of Public Health Engineering (U.K). He was a Non-Executive Director of Chemical & Allied Products PLC from where he was appointed to the UAC of Nigeria PLC Board in March 2013.

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Mr. Kasali
Non- Executive Director

 

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, 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 is a Non-Executive Director of Wema Bank PLC. He was a Non-Executive Director of UACN Property Development Company PLC from where he was appointed to the UAC Board in March 2013.