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    Suleiman, Alake, Adeyemi Joins NESG Board of Directors

    Olufemi Adeyemi 

    Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has announced the appointment of Mr Abubakar Suleiman, Mr Adetola Adeyemi and Mr Olakunle Alake into its Board of Directors.

    A statement on Friday from NESG said, Mr Abubakar Suleiman is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank Nigeria. He specialises in monetary and development economics, major programme management, business and tax consulting, treasury and financial markets, asset and liability management, strategy and quality assurance, finance, risk and capital management, business incubation and market development.

    Mr. Adetola Adeyemi, a Senior Partner of KPMG Nigeria and Chairman, KPMG West Africa, who has in his 35-year career has impacted people’s lives especially in the area of accounting, governance and risk management.

    In recognition of his contribution to his field of expertise, Adeyemi was announced as a member of the Board Directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group on Friday, July 21, 2023.

    The financial services expert, who graduated from the University of Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Osun State, with a first class degree in Accounting, joined Arthur Andersen, an American accounting firm based in Chicago, in 1988, and was admitted as a partner of the firm in 2000.

    After moving to KPMG in 2002, he became the first Nigerian to head its Audit and Assurance business and successfully led it for a number of years.

    He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, as well as the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors, and a former board member of the Audit Faculty, ICAN.

    He currently serves on the Board of LEAP Africa, where he is the Chairman of the Finance Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee of Redeemers University.

    Speaking during the programme, Adeyemi said, “KPMG is committed to inspiring confidence and empowering change. This is why we are so passionate about the work we are doing with Junior Achievement Nigeria to empower young people with the potential to become the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, business leaders and change makers.

    “We are committed to supporting community and social vitality through education and life-long learning, with a strong focus on equipping students who are underserved, particularly for socio-economic reasons, with critical and essential skills for career readiness and success.”

    Mr Marcus Olakunle Alake is the Group Managing Director of the Dangote Group. He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile–Ife Nigeria and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

    Mr Alake currently sits on the Board of the Dangote Group Holding Company as well as all the subsidiary companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

    He has had extensive stints in strategic planning and financial control, having served variously as Strategist and Financial Controller with indigenous companies of high repute spanning Banking, Audit Consultancy and Manufacturing.

    The Chairman, Board of the NESG, Mr Niyi Yusuf, while congratulating the new board of directors on their appointment, appreciated all members for their commitment to the national interest and charged every Nigerian to remain steadfast, innovative and resilient in ensuring Nigeria’s growth and economic development.

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