LIVESTOCK FEEDS PLC - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MR. LARRY ETTAH - CHAIRMAN
Mr. Larry Ettah started his career as Management Trainee in UAC of Nigeria Plc in 1988. He has held several senior management positions in UAC of Nigeria Plc and was appointed Executive Director of UAC of Nigeria in 2004. He became the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UAC of Nigeria Plc on 1st January, 2007. He is also the Non Executive Chairman of UACN Property Development Company Plc, UAC Foods Limited and Warm Spring Waters Nigeria Limited.
He was appointed to the Board of Livestock Feeds Plc on February 2013.
Mr. Ettah holds a B.Sc degree in Industrial Chemistry and an MBA (Finance/Marketing) both from University of Benin. He has attended several local and international courses amongst which are Unilever Regional Sales Programme, Bombay, India, Unilever International Management Seminar, UK and Unilever Advanced Marketing Programme, UK. He is also a graduate of the renowned Executive Program of Michigan School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States of America. He is a Vice President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and also the 1st Vice President of Nigerian Employers Consultative Association (NECA).
MRS. MODUPE O. ASANMO – MANAGING DIRECTOR / CEO
She worked at Nigerian Export Promotion Council as a Trade Promotion Officer before joining First City Monument Bank Plc in 1992 as a Management Trainee where she rose to become the Head, Structured Finance Unit – Corporate Banking Group.
She obtained a B.Sc. (Business Administration) from University of Ilorin in 1986. She is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
She was appointed to the Board of Directors of Livestock Feeds Plc on July 1, 2007.
Upon the retirement of Mr. Y. Suleiman Oba, she was appointed the Acting Managing Director/CEO of the company in April 2009 and confirmed Managing Director/CEO in December 1, 2009.
MR. BABAJIDE ADEGBITE – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (OPERATIONS)
He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Livestock Feeds Plc on March 1, 2012.
Jide Adegbite is currently the Executive Director, Operations for Livestock Feeds PLC, where he oversees Engineering, Logistics, Raw materials, Manufacturing activities and finished goods inventory in four regional mills. He joined Livestock Feeds in 2007, leading the sales function as GM, Sales and Marketing and worked in that capacity until his recent move to head the Operations department.
He joined Mobil Oil Nigeria in 1999 in the sales function, holding various positions in Lubes, Distributor business and Asset Management. He left Mobil Oil in 2007.
He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Lagos.
MR. M. BIODUN OYAPERO
Mr. Oyapero is currently the Chief Executive Officer of First Capital Trust Limited. Before then he was an Executive Director of First City Monument Bank Plc from July 1993 to August 2005. He was appointed to the Board of Director of Livestock Feeds Plc in January 5, 2006.
He obtained a B.Sc. Accounting from University of Benin in 1986. He is an Associate member of both the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988.
MR. ANTHONY A. IKPEA
Mr. Ikpea’s work experience spans a period of 20 years in the Financial industry. He started his banking career with Ecobank Plc in 1990 where he was among the pioneer Bank’s Inspectorate Group. He was at Commercial Trust Bank Ltd, where he was the Branch Head of the Port Harcourt Business office. He also worked with Oceanic Bank Plc in Corporate Finance Group.
He is presently an Executive Director with CashCraft Asset Management Ltd, a top player and a formidable force in the Nigerian Capital Market. He has held this position since 1995 and manages Asset for some High Net Worth (HNW) clients and institutions in excess of N10billion as of present valuation. He sits on the Boards of several companies including Vono Products Plc, McNichols Plc, Elim Microfinance Bank and Owen & Gent Ltd.
He was appointed to the Board of Livestock Feeds Plc on July 1, 2007.
He attended Ozolua Grammar School Benin City and graduated in Division One. He holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Ife, and an MBA in Financial Management from the Lagos State University. He is an Alumnus of the Prestigious Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. He qualified as a Chartered Stockbroker (ACS) in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Institute, and a Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.
MRS. OMOLARA ELEMIDE
She was appointed to the board of Livestock Feeds Plc in February 2013.
Mrs. Omolara Elemide joined UAC of Nigeria Plc (UACN) as a Trainee Accountant on October 4, 1983 and became a Chartered Accountant in November 1986. She had worked in various capacities within the UACN Group as an Internal Check Manager, Management Accountant and Financial Accountant. She had a six-month attachment exposure with the Unilever International Audit Departments in Germany, United States of America and United Kingdom, after which she became the Senior Group Manager, Unilever International Audit, Lagos in 1992. At the divestment of Unilever from UACN in 1994, she assumed the position of the Audit Manager of the Group. She became the Divisional Commercial Director of G B Ollivant/MDS in 1997 and the Finance Director of UACN Property Development Company Plc in 1998.
In February 2005, Mrs Elemide joined the Board of CAP plc as the Finance Director, a position she held until May 4, 2009 when she was appointed the Managing Director of CAP Plc.
She has attended various local and international courses amongst which are the Bullet-Proof Manager Training Series by Crestcom International Colorado, USA, International Management Course at the Four Acres, UK, Unilever International Audit Seminar, USA, Strategy & Finance at the Ashridge Business School, UK.
MR. GODWIN ABIMBOLA SAMUEL
Mr. Samuel worked as a Senior Counsel with Messrs Deji Sasegbon & Co., and had a brief stint as Law Lecturer with the Lagos State University, Ojo before joining UAC of Nigeria Plc. on 15th October 1997 where he worked variously as Deputy Manager, Legal Services, Manager, Legal Services and National Customer Service Manager, UAC Foods Snacks Category.
On 15th November, 2006, he was appointed Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of UAC of Nigeria Plc., a position he holds till date. He is also the Company Secretary of UACN Property Development Company Plc and Chemical & Allied Products Plc among others within the UACN group. He is a Non-Executive Director of UAC Registrars Limited. He was appointed to the Board of Livestock Feeds Plc on February 2013.
Mr. Samuel holds an LL.B (Hons) Second class (Upper Division) of Lagos State University, Ojo (1990). He was called to the Bar in 1991 with a Second class (Upper Division) performance in the Nigerian Law School Bar examinations. He also holds an LL.M degree of the University of Lagos, Akoka. He has attended several Legal, Secretarial and Management courses locally and internationally among which are Developing General Management Potential Course of Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, UK and Haggai Institute Advanced Leadership Seminar, Singapore. He is also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.
MR. JOSEPH IBRAHIM DADA
Mr. Dada graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with a B.Sc (Hons) in Economics. He also holds a Masters of Science Degree in Marketing Management from the University of Lagos. He is a member of 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 Kellog School of Management, North Western University, Illinois, USA. He joined UACN as a Management Trainee in September 1983. He worked variously as Factory Planning Manager, Brand/Export Manager and Market Research/Media Manager with the then A J Seward Division of UACN. He later worked with UAC Export as Export Business Manager and subsequently with UAC Foods as Product Group Manager and Fast Foods/Marketing Services Manager. Also at UAC Foods he worked as Divisional Ice Cream Director, Divisional Frozen Foods Director and Acting Divisional Fast Foods Director respectively. In December 1999, Mr Dada was appointed the Managing Director of Grand Cereals Limited, a subsidiary of UACN, a position he held until his elevation to the Board in January 2010 as Executive Director (Corporate Services) with responsibility for Human Resource, Marketing and Strategy. He was appointed to the Board of Livestock Feeds Plc on February 2013.