Lafarge Africa names Adepeju Adebajo, Anders Kristiansson directors


Updated Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:25:30 GMT

Cement manufacturers giant, Lafarge Africa Plc has appointed Adepeju Adebajo and Anders Kristiansson into the board of the company, as disclosed in a statement issued by the company to the Nigerian bourse.

Lafarge Africa said Adebajo is currently the Managing director (MD) WAPCO Operations and prior to this, she served as the chief executive officer (CEO) and MD at Mouka Limited. ‘’She was already the CEO, UTC Nigeria Plc, where she successfully turned the business around,’’ the company said.

According to cement maker, Adebajo previously headed strategic planning, brand management and product development at United Bank for Africa and has had management consulting experience at Boston Consulting Group in the UK and financial analysis experience at Citibank in the UK.

She holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from the Imperial College of Science & Technology, London; a Master of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from the University of London; and a Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, Boston. She was appointed to the board of Lafarge Africa on October 27, 2014.

On the part of Kristiansson, Lafarge Africa said he is a Swedish citizen who started his career with Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Scandinavia and thereafter worked for P&G in South Africa. ‘’He has been a global divisional controller for Eaton Automotive working in Europe and North America, thereafter he went back to Africa to oversee Celtel’s (today Airtel) finance departments across its African operations as director of financial operations.

Kristiansson moved to Nigeria in 2008 as group CFO for PZ Cussons Nigeria, managing Finance and IT for PZ’s five (5) Nigerian companies. Prior to joining Lafarge, he was the CFO for NBC/Coca-Cola HBC’s operations in Nigeria.

He holds a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration and Economics from the Gothenburg University, Sweden. He was appointed to the board of Lafarge Africa on October 27th 2014.