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Unilever names Chika Nwobi non-executive director

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Leading manufacturer of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Unilever Nigeria Plc. has announced the appointment of Mr. Chika Nwobi as non-executive director. His appointment takes effect from 1, January 2018.

Chika Nwobi is the founder of Level 5 Lab (L5Lab)– a venture development firm that has incubated several successful African tech companies including – Africa’s largest online jobs portal and – Nigeria’s leading online cars marketplace. L5 Lab has invested in 21 startups in Nigeria.

Chika is a seasoned professional of repute who played a pioneering role in the mobile content industry in Nigeria as Co-Founder and CEO of MTech. He was also a founding director of Wireless Application Service Providers Association of Nigeria (WASPAN) and has led consulting engagements for Ford Foundation and IFC on mobile money and micropayments technology in Nigeria.

Responding shortly after the announcement, Nwobi said, “I am pleased to be joining the Unilever family through this opportunity. Unilever is a heritage brand that has contributed to the socio-economic development of Nigeria through the years. I consider this an opportunity to serve and complement the efforts of everyone on the brand to sustain its heritage for greater value add to Nigeria.”

Earlier, managing director for Unilever Ghana Nigeria, Mr. Yaw Nsarkoh, said, “As a company that is deeply committed to delivering value to our stakeholders we are excited to have Chika join our team of reputable personalities at Unilever, who are pushing to achieve our global vision of making sustainable living commonplace.”

More facts about Nwobi showed that he graduated as a Honors scholar graduate from East Tennessee State University, USA, with a BA in Economics and a B.Sc. in Computer Science. He has taken courses in Strategy (INSEAD), Corporate Finance (INSEAD), Financial Accounting (INSEAD), HR Strategy (Tsinghua University China), Supply Chain (Tsinghua), and is in the Masters in Software Engineering Program at University of Oxford.

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