Lafarge Africa Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Lolu Alade-Akinyemi as the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Company with effect from 1st July 2023.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Alade-Akinyemi was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the supply chain director of the Company. He was appointed an Executive Director to the Board on the 8th of April 2020. Mr. Lolu Alade-Akinyemi has over 20 years cross functional experience in finance, supply chain, business development and sales. Lolu is a seasoned business executive with multifaceted international experience and accomplishments in turnaround situations, transforming processes to improve business performance, fostering growth in challenging business environments, and Profit & Loss oversight.
Prior to joining Lafarge in 2014, he was Finance Director, PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc for 4 years and he was at the Coca-Cola Company for 16 years where he worked in the UK, Belgium, Ghana and Nigeria taking increased responsibilities in finance, business development, supply chain and sales. He started his career as a trainee at ExxonMobil. Mr. Lolu Alade-Akinyemi is a certified accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Essex, and an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School, UK.