OYEYIMIKA ADEBOYE BECOMES CADBURY NIGERIA PLC’S FIRST FEMALE MANAGING DIRECTOR IN 50 YEARS
Cadbury Nigeria Plc today announced the appointment of Mrs. Oyeyimika Adeboye as Managing Director, effective 1st April 2019. Mrs. Adeboye takes over from Mr. Amir Shamsi, who moves on to a new role within Mondelēz International, the parent company of Cadbury Nigeria.
Mrs. Adeboye is the first woman to be appointed Managing Director since the establishment of Cadbury Nigeria over five decades ago.
Mrs. Adeboye, a chartered accountant, joined the Board of the Company in November 2008, as Finance and Strategy Director, West Africa.
She previously worked for the erstwhile Accounting and Tax Practice of Arthur Andersen & Co as well as the United Kingdom Accounting practice of Midgley Snelling & Co., Chartered Accountants.
“Adeboye has an impressive track record in finance, strategy and business administration both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom,” the company said.
She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Nigeria.
Prior to joining Cadbury, Mrs. Adeboye worked with Nigerian Bottling Company as Finance Director, from June 1994 to March 2007. She graduated from the University of Cardiff in 1986 with a B.Sc in Economics. From 2000 to 2007, she attended various courses at the IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland.